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Michael Simms: Trigger Warning | Old White Guy Talks About Racism

White people don’t spend a lot of time talking about racism. Right-wingers dismiss racism as a talking point that black people use to get special treatment while left-leaning white people simply state that racism is an evil tendency among other white people, but not themselves.

May 21, 2022 · 10 Comments

Juan Cole: Islamophobia and the Capitol Insurrection

How the FBI Ignored White Radicals While Spying 24/7 on Muslim Americans

January 31, 2022 · Leave a comment

Nan Levinson: The Far Right in Uniform (corrected version)

How extreme is the military?

April 8, 2021 · 1 Comment

Jeffrey Sterling: What Happened on January 6th was America the Usual

As the drama has unfolded, the powerful words from James Baldwin linger in my mind when he said “How much time do you want for your progress?”

March 22, 2021 · 3 Comments

Pierre Tristam: No, Open Sedition Is Not a First Amendment Right

Making up facts and assaulting truth are hallmarks of the Trump cult.

January 17, 2021 · 2 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

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