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Walden Bello: The United States Has Entered a Frightening Weimar Era

The violent storming of the Capitol by pro-Trump extremists underlines the face of crises to come.

January 8, 2021 · Leave a comment

Jessica Corbett: Progressives Back Rep. Cori Bush’s Resolution to Expel Lawmakers Who Incited Violent Siege of Capitol

The siege of the Capitol came after an inflammatory speech by the president and as over 100 Republicans in Congress were in the process of contesting the Electoral College victory of President-elect Joe Biden.

January 7, 2021 · 2 Comments

Tom Engelhardt: Saying Goodbye to the Con-Man-in-Chief

De-mining America After The Donald

January 6, 2021 · Leave a comment

Peter Lake: On Republicanism, Before and After Trump

A good deal of recent commentary about the Republican Party conceives of it as a Trumpist rump devoid of any ideology save the acquisition and maintenance of power[….] This is nonsense.

December 30, 2020 · 1 Comment

David Adès: Tomorrow

the day ticks inexorably by with its seepage of light, and I note the stirring in the air
as neither warning nor blessing

December 22, 2020 · 1 Comment

Michael Simms: The Great Conjunction

I think of the sun rising between
great standing stones,
and the Persians gathering for Yaldā Night
to eat pomegranates
and recite the poems of Hafez.

December 21, 2020 · 10 Comments

Paul Buchheit: How Right-Wing Conservatives Have Laid Waste to America for 50 Years

Thanks to a half century of insidious “trickle-down” philosophy—which astoundingly continues to be preached by many of the super-rich—inequality has stretched our nation nearly to the breaking point.

December 16, 2020 · Leave a comment

Abby Zimet: Nothing To See Here, Just Marauding Neo-Fascists Wearing Frocks

It seems things here in the apocalypse can always get weirder.

December 15, 2020 · 3 Comments

Derrick Z. Jackson: 2020 unmasked the truth about ‘all lives matter’

This is the year when we really learned that not even white lives matter to most white people.

December 11, 2020 · Leave a comment

Peter Lake: On restoring the soul of the nation

The normal to which we are supposed to want to return is what gave us Donald Trump in the first place, and the forces that produced that outcome have not gotten weaker in the interim

November 25, 2020 · 4 Comments

Michael T. Young: Concession Speech

People don’t understand that the road
to concession is paved with denial.

November 17, 2020 · Leave a comment

Julie Bruck: The Latest Dictator

The President is believed to be hiding in the basement. —BBC News

November 16, 2020 · 3 Comments

Derrick Z. Jackson: Fighting the Pandemic Can’t Wait for Inauguration Day

A nation could not have been more poorly positioned to fight COVID-19 than by the Trump administration.

November 16, 2020 · 1 Comment

Tom Engelhardt: State of Chaos

Do I sound extreme? I damn well hope so. We’re in a gridlocked, post-election moment of previously unimaginable extremity in an increasingly over-armed, ever more divided country…

November 11, 2020 · 5 Comments

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