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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

Charles Davidson: Hitler’s Visage in Trump’s Shadow

Trump is the sociopathic bully who having been bullied in childhood by a sociopathic father now bullies his way across America, taking his cues from “strongmen” like Vladimir Putin, Kim Jong Un, and Hitler who bullied his way across the Rhineland and Europe.

August 2, 2020 · 4 Comments

C.J. Atkins: Trump turns to neo-Nazi symbols to attract racist votes

This pairing of a white supremacist mobilization with a robust voter suppression effort targeting people of color means Trump’s desperate bid to hold on to power is escalating dangerously.

July 22, 2020 · Leave a comment

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

Damn Kids!

July 8, 2020 · Leave a comment

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

Peter Lake: How to Get Reelected Republican Style

Trump is not an aberration but the natural consequence of central strands in Republican party politics and political maneuver over the last thirty years.

April 18, 2020 · 2 Comments

John Edward Simms: The Last White RINO

A conservative Republican comes to terms with what his party has become.

February 24, 2020 · 8 Comments

Karl Evers-Hillstrom: Senators overseeing impeachment trial got campaign cash from Trump legal team members

Former independent counsels Ken Starr and Robert Ray, who investigated then-President Bill Clinton around the time of his impeachment, each made large campaign contributions to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) last year before joining Trump’s legal team.

January 31, 2020 · Leave a comment

Thom Hartman: How America Broke Up With The Democratic Party

Many grassroots Democrats separated from their party in the 1990s, and the 2020 election may be the last chance to save the marriage.

December 30, 2019 · Leave a comment

Rebecca Gordon: What’s Wrong With the Republicans?

The roots of much of the turmoil in the current Republican Party are centuries old. They go back, in fact, to the twin crimes that have helped shape this country from its very beginning: slavery and imperial expansion.

December 27, 2019 · Leave a comment

Timothy Joseph: What the Roman senate’s grovelling before emperors explains about GOP senators’ support for Trump

The Roman Senate declined from a long-held position of authority to become a body almost wholly reliant on the whims of the emperor.

December 12, 2019 · Leave a comment

Abby Zimet: Sticks & Stones

GOP Says Dems Can’t Call Lying Power-Abusing Crook, Conman, Bigot and Demagogue A Lying Power-Abusing Crook, Conman, Bigot and Demagogue.

June 11, 2019 · Leave a comment

J. Edwin Benton: What happens to rural and small-town Trump voters after Trump is gone?

Residents of rural and small-town communities believe they are not getting their fair share of government attention and vital resources compared to urban dwellers.

April 12, 2019 · 1 Comment

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