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Baron Wormser: Conspiracy and Character

Not so strangely, the events of January 6 have a Roman cast to them as a vengeful, self-styled emperor urges the plebeians to attack the Capitol

June 24, 2022 · 1 Comment

Thom Hartmann: These Trump-Led Seditionists Must Be Punished in Court—and at the Ballot Box

Sedition is the word for what we call—during times of war—treason. Trump and his Republican and media allies are in it up to their necks.

June 13, 2022 · Leave a comment

Video: Michael Luttig, Who Advised Pence’s Team in Lead-Up to Jan. 6, Speaks Out

In this expansive interview, former federal judge Michael Luttig says he believes America is in the midst of the first constitutional crisis in its history:“I believe that the Constitution never contemplated, and therefore didn’t provide for, process and mechanisms to withstand an attack on America and her democratic processes from within.”

June 11, 2022 · Leave a comment

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

February 10, 2022 · 7 Comments

Jesse Jackson: Congress Must Defend Democracy Against Those Who Are Trying to Destroy It

A minority party—grounded in the white South—is intent on taking and keeping power, despite the will of the majority—even if democracy itself is destroyed in the process.

January 6, 2022 · Leave a comment

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.”

December 15, 2021 · 6 Comments

Abby Zimet: Those Pesky Socialists Claiming There’s Anybody Here But White Men

The supposed dangers of truth-telling about history, even when we aren’t the good guys, is bedrock right-wing rubbish, because of course the truth can be a pain and then you have to learn, change, do better and ewww, who wants to do that?

July 8, 2021 · 3 Comments

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