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

How extreme is the military?

April 8, 2021 · 1 Comment

Tom Engelhardt: The Sports Pages of Death

Life in a Wounded and Wounding Land

March 29, 2021 · Leave a 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

George Yancy: White Journalists Are Still Using the N-Word. This Is an Intolerable Assault on Black Freedom.

Two white journalists have stirred debate over their use of the n-word. Historian Elizabeth Pryor offers her analysis. When I read about the two Black Capitol Police officers who were … Continue reading

March 5, 2021 · 9 Comments

A.C. Thompson: The Boogaloo Bois Have Guns, Criminal Records and Military Training. Now They Want to Overthrow the Government.

The failure to deal with the radicalization within the ranks of the military has unleashed people who are highly trained in how to kill.

February 3, 2021 · 2 Comments

Liz Theoharis: The Nation Must Have the Moral Courage To Carry on the Work of Martin Luther King Jr.

Many have claimed that those rioters (and the president’s infamous “base” more generally) were all, in essence, poor, working-class white people. In reality, however, among those who have led such racist attacks are business leaders, executives, and multimillionaires.

January 19, 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

George Yancy: Capitol Mob Reveals Ongoing Refusal to Accept Black Votes as Legitimate

Frederick Douglass embraced the promise of the Declaration, even while he condemned the United States as a land of hypocrisy, because people talk about freedom, but in fact they deprive millions of their freedom.

January 16, 2021 · 2 Comments

Bill Moyers, Heather Cox Richardson: The Day the Confederate Flag Flew in the United States Capitol

What happened in the 1850s and what happened in the present are very similar in a number of ways, though the symbol of the insurrectionist Confederate army never flew in that nation’s capitol—not once—until January 6, 2021.

January 14, 2021 · 3 Comments

John Edward Simms: The Populist

The citizens had become victims of a corrupt elite, The Man said, and that is why they could not succeed in society. The Man explained that the corrupt were parasites who sucked the life out of a strong people.

January 13, 2021 · 6 Comments

Zenobia Jeffries Warfield: This Is America

We’re not asking you to shoot them like you shoot us, we’re asking you to NOT shoot us like you don’t shoot them…

January 10, 2021 · 4 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

Jessica Corbett: Progressives Back Rep. Cori Bush’s Resolution to Expel Lawmakers Who Incited Violent Siege of Capitol

The siege of the Capitol came after an inflammatory speech by the president and as over 100 Republicans in Congress were in the process of contesting the Electoral College victory of President-elect Joe Biden.

January 7, 2021 · 2 Comments

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