Christine Rhein: People used to ask
my father for advice — how to fix
a chimney crack,
a sagging porch, how to realign
a patio — bricks upheaved
Robert Reich: The riot that started the culture wars — May 8, 1970
The culture wars now ripping through American politics — especially noticeable in these last few weeks before the midterm elections, when Trump is trying to lay the groundwork for an authoritarian takeover — arguably began on May 8, 1970 in New York City.
Video: My Descent into America’s Neo-Nazi Movement — And How I Got Out
At 14, Christian Picciolini went from naïve teenager to white supremacist — and soon, the leader of the first neo-Nazi skinhead gang in the United States. How was he radicalized, and how did he ultimately get out of the movement? In this courageous talk, Picciolini shares the surprising and counterintuitive solution to hate in all forms.
Thom Hartmann: Like a Bizarre Johnny Appleseed, Trump Has Planted the Seeds of Extreme Antisocial Behavior—And It Cannot Be Ignored
We’ve always had authoritarians among us, but they’ve been given an opening they never had before.
Abby Zimet: Still Ripping Things Up, Still Bewilderingly Roaming Free
Somehow, brazen crimes by the former fascist-in-chief keep surfacing. (Feel free to stop now if you understandably don’t want to read any more about this affront to humanity. Lamentably, it’s … Continue reading →
Juan Cole: Islamophobia and the Capitol Insurrection
How the FBI Ignored White Radicals While Spying 24/7 on Muslim Americans
Abby Zimet: These Are Not the Best of Times
On the vital, longtime, increasingly bonkers battleground of culture wars that are our schools and our kids and what they can learn, it keeps getting worse. A new report finds … Continue reading →
Abby Zimet: Slouching Towards Fascism With DeSantis’ Election Police
Even as the Senate bitterly, implausibly debates fundamental voting rights that not long ago were deemed non-negotiable, Florida’s Gov. Ron DeSantis is taking Orwell’s “1984” and running with it into … Continue reading →
Video: An Antiwar Couple Who Shaped History
“Radical Love” tells the story of Michael and Eleanora Kennedy’s lifelong dedication to radical political movements—from the Black Panthers to the Weather Underground—and to each other.
Jeffrey C. Isaac: The Fascists Are Rising in the Name of Defending Democracy—They Must Be Called Out and Stopped
Of course, Trump and his supporters do not mean by “democracy” a liberal democracy. They mean the popular sovereignty of “true Americans.”
Daniel Burston: Remembering the Tree of Life Massacre￼￼
Robert Bowers was convinced that the Hebrew Immigrant Aid Society, which met regularly at the Tree of Life that day, was taking money from Jewish liberals to bring refugees in the United States to destroy America.
George Yancy: Cornel West | The Whiteness of Harvard and Wall Street Is “Jim Crow, New Style”
We are bluesmen and women and we are never, ever surprised by evil, we are never ever paralyzed by despair.
Liz Theoharis: The Nation Must Have the Moral Courage To Carry on the Work of Martin Luther King Jr.
Many have claimed that those rioters (and the president’s infamous “base” more generally) were all, in essence, poor, working-class white people. In reality, however, among those who have led such racist attacks are business leaders, executives, and multimillionaires.
Pierre Tristam: No, Open Sedition Is Not a First Amendment Right
Making up facts and assaulting truth are hallmarks of the Trump cult.