Baron Wormser: The Holy War
What resides within Christianity… is the God-person whose life and times were radical and disruptive.
Rachel Hadas: Ancient Greece had extreme polarization and civil strife too – how Thucydides can help us understand Jan. 6 and its aftermath
The insights and objectivity of a historian who lived nearly 2,500 years ago can bolster our understanding of the country’s current plight.
Clarence Lusane: The Decline of Democracy
White Christian Nationalism now forms the basis of the Republican Party and is now targeting every facet of public life.
Robert Reich: This Election Is About Whether US Democracy Can Endure
My friends, we owe it to generations before us who fought and died for democracy and the rule of law, and to generations after us who will live with the legacy we leave them.
Rachel Hadas: Hypocrisy is beneath them – political figures in the Trump era don’t bother concealing their misdeeds
There seems to be no sense of shame or its cousin, guilt, in our time.
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.
Paul Christensen: The Bennie Thompson Crusade
The closing remarks of Bennie Thompson were so pure in their simplicity and directness, I had to hold my breath.
Matthew J. Parker: The Misplaced Paean to the South
Southern disdain for centralized authority is an extension of the post-Civil War rebellion against federal efforts to impart a level of equality upon the scarred backs of freed slaves.
Derrick Z. Jackson: Democracy Under Attack | Confronting Mounting Threats to US Election Workers
The Justice Department last month disclosed its accounting of more than 1,000 threats to election officials in the past year, with more than 100 of them meeting the threshold for a federal criminal investigation.
Jake Johnson: Demands for Clarence Thomas to Resign Follow New Details of Wife’s Election Scheming
Clarence Thomas heard election cases while his wife conspired to overthrow democracy.
Tom Engelhardt: Life in Hell
On the coming climate wars
Jake Johnson: ‘I Don’t F—ing Care That They Have Weapons’: Trump Wanted Security to Let Armed Supporters March on Capitol
Hutchinson’s chilling testimony leaves no doubt: President Trump led a criminal conspiracy to overturn the 2020 election.
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
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.