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Danny Sjursen: Undercover Patriots

Trump, Tulsa, and the Rise of Military Dissent

July 13, 2020 · 1 Comment

Derrick Z. Jackson: Republican lawmakers’ familiar blame game hangs COVID’s spread on young people

Damn Kids!

July 8, 2020 · Leave a comment

Rebecca Gordon: The Sudden Descent of The United States

Can making Black Lives Matter rescue a failing state?

July 2, 2020 · Leave a comment

Chard deNiord: Checklist

the red coal an angel places on the tongue like a treat

June 30, 2020 · 1 Comment

John Feffer: The De-Trumpification of America

It’s essential to ensure that the November 3rd election is free and fair, but if Trump loses, then the bigger problems are likely to begin.

June 29, 2020 · Leave a comment

Charles Davidson: The Fundamental Failure of Donald Trump

A Christian looks at Donald Trump.

June 21, 2020 · 2 Comments

Noam Chomsky: Trump Has Adopted a “Viva Death!” Approach to the Presidency

In this interview, Chomsky provides insight on how we can best grapple with the current moment – and prepare for the sobering future.

June 8, 2020 · 6 Comments

Bill Moyers: We Hold This Truth to Be Self-Evident — It’s Happening Before Our Very Eyes

The man in the White House has taken all the necessary steps toward achieving the despot’s dream of dominance.

June 7, 2020 · 4 Comments

Doug Anderson: The Dictator

He built a wall around himself and demanded
that his image be painted on the inside of the wall
looking back so he could imagine the shouts
on the outside were cheers for him

June 6, 2020 · 9 Comments

Daniel Burston: A Dirge for American Democracy

Authoritarian populism, brazen corruption and wild conspiracy theories are so prevalent that we are thoroughly enmeshed in what some call a “mafia state”, teetering on the brink of fascism…

May 27, 2020 · 4 Comments

Steven Rosenfeld: GOP Resists Voting By Mail In Red States

Many conservative politicians are resisting best-practice reforms intended to protect voters from the Covid virus.

May 22, 2020 · Leave a comment

Peter Lake: Failing the State

Rickety, broken even, as American government and society in many ways are, they have not, until of late, been simply failed. Rather they have been, and are being, failed by the Trump administration and the Republican Party

April 29, 2020 · 6 Comments

George T. Conway, III et al: We’ve never backed a Democrat for president. But Trump must be defeated.

We are in extraordinary times, and we have chosen to put country over party — and former vice president Joe Biden is the candidate who we believe will do the same.

April 24, 2020 · 6 Comments

Abby Zimet: First Do No Harm, Or Wait Maybe Just A Little If It’s Good For Our Ratings

A new study has found that the Fox-and-Trump-touted malaria drug hydroxychloroquine not only didn’t benefit COVID-19 patients, but killed more of them than those given standard care.

April 23, 2020 · 1 Comment

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