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John Feffer: GOP Destroying Democracy With Claims They Are Saving It

America desperately needs a dose of its own medicine of democracy promotion.

August 30, 2021 · 2 Comments

Randy Baker: According to US Supreme Court, Right to Buy an Election More Protected Than Right to Vote in One

The extraordinary lengths to which the Court has shown it will go to enable the rich to effectively buy elections with its blithe disregard for the rights of people should … Continue reading

August 27, 2021 · 2 Comments

Robert B. Talisse: What today’s GOP demonstrates about the dangers of partisan conformity

The GOP’s return to Trump is not really a surprise because of the psychological forces known as ‘belief polarization’ and the ‘black sheep effect.’

June 28, 2021 · 1 Comment

John Feffer: They’re Not Conservatives. They’re Extremists

By mislabelling the radical members of the Republican Party “conservative,” the mainstream media gives them a veneer of respectability.

June 7, 2021 · 4 Comments

Thom Hartmann: The GOP Has No Interest in Actual Governing

The GOP is no longer a serious political party. Instead, it’s now a coalition of disparate groups made up of racists, homophobes, misogynists, gun nuts, conspiracy theorists and the ultra-rich.

April 7, 2021 · 1 Comment

Morgan Marietta, David C. Barker: A less Trumpy version of Trumpism might be the future of the Republican Party

Donald Trump lost the 2020 election, but his populist ideas may continue to animate the Republican Party.

March 3, 2021 · 3 Comments

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

Jake Johnson: Co-Conspirators in Sedition

Here Are the Names of Every Republican Who Voted to Overturn Election Results.

January 7, 2021 · 3 Comments

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

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

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

Paul Christensen: Election Terrors

No one seems to know what to think or how to feel right now. The stress is building and the threats to this election are so poisonous, it makes you quiver with fear.

November 4, 2020 · 6 Comments

Video: Do Politics Make Us Irrational?

Can someone’s political identity actually affect their ability to process information?

October 17, 2020 · Leave a comment

Mark Gruenberg: Trump’s message to white supremacists — It’s OK to gun down protesters

The danger that more armed right-wing thugs will take to the streets and shoot people is now a very real threat all across the country.

August 31, 2020 · 2 Comments

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