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Steven Rosenfeld: Leading Civil Rights Lawyer Shows 20 Ways Trump Is Copying Hitler’s Early Rhetoric and Policies

We’re used to thinking of Hitler’s Third Reich as the incomparably evil tyranny that it undoubtedly was. But Hitler didn’t take power by force. He used a set of rhetorical tropes codified in Trump’s bedside reading that persuaded enough Germans to welcome Hitler as a populist leader.

August 12, 2019 · Leave a comment

Chauncey K. Robinson: In defense of Rep. Ilhan Omar

The attacks on Rep. Ilan Omar by President Donald Trump are racist and meant to excite his base for the 2020 elections, but they are also a reaction to the rising power of the resistance movement.

July 25, 2019 · Leave a comment

Mattea Kramer: Trump Is in Your Head

Women and The Donald in Everyday Life Back in 1992, a certain New York real estate mogul told a reporter from New York magazine that you have to treat women … Continue reading

October 4, 2017 · 1 Comment

Lawrence W. Britt: 14 Characteristics of Fascism

Historian Lawrence Britt studied the fascist regimes of Hitler (Germany), Mussolini (Italy), Franco (Spain), Suharto (Indonesia), and Pinochet (Chile) and found they had 14 elements in common. He calls these … Continue reading

August 23, 2017 · 9 Comments

Matthew Chapman: Women defying Trump are signing up to run for office in record-busting numbers

The presence of a rampaging misogynist in the White House has inspired thousands of women to run in local races. When Donald Trump — a man who insults women, boasts … Continue reading

June 10, 2017 · Leave a comment

Billy Clem: As My Death Approaches

I am gravely ill. Medical tests indicate that my blood and many of my internal organs now fail to perform necessary functions. My body, enervated, starving, looks and feels terrible. … Continue reading

February 22, 2017 · 19 Comments

Michael Moore: Call to Action — Disrupt Trump’s Inauguration

Call for a bold mobilization against the inauguration of Donald Trump on January 20, 2017: On Friday, January 20, 2017, Donald Trump will be inaugurated as President of the United … Continue reading

December 9, 2016 · 3 Comments

Daniel R. Cobb: Women, Can You Rescue America?

American women, I beseech you. Many men in high places have made a giant mess of things for decades. Today, the US political and judicial systems are crashing. And the … Continue reading

October 28, 2016 · 1 Comment

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