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Abby Zimet: Truth Is Truth: Fuck These Guys

The bad news is that the crazed orange guy is still out there, raving and lying.

September 28, 2021 · 3 Comments

John Feffer: GOP Destroying Democracy With Claims They Are Saving It

America desperately needs a dose of its own medicine of democracy promotion.

August 30, 2021 · 2 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

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

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

James Zogby: Addressing Those Who Have Been Fooled All of the Time

What is needed is a message that speaks to voters across the spectrum, telling them that they are being heard and their needs will be addressed by proposals for economic and social progress that will include and benefit everyone.

September 4, 2019 · 2 Comments

John Lawson: O King

The president recently promoted himself as “like the King of Israel… the second coming of God.” Poet John Lawson gives the president his due.

August 24, 2019 · 4 Comments

John Samuel Tieman: I’m Done — A Declaration

Last week, a friend encouraged me to be patient with Trump supporters, to continue to dialogue with them. But how do we dialogue with people who view dialogue itself as … Continue reading

January 12, 2018 · 3 Comments

Christine Hanna: Trump Supporters Infuriated Me. But Then Van Jones Changed My Mind

I saw shades of the men in my own life in Jones’ story, and deeper understanding set in. Several weeks ago, I found myself at a retreat center in the … Continue reading

December 12, 2017 · Leave a comment

Tess Rafferty: Prove it

. Since I’ve posted the video Aftermath: 2016, I have been told that good people voted for Trump. I have been told that people who voted for Trump aren’t racist. … Continue reading

January 7, 2017 · 2 Comments

New Poll: One in Five Trump Supporters Opposed to Emancipation Proclamation

A new poll sponsored by The Economist and conducted by YouGov has found that nearly one in five supporters of Donald Trump don’t approve of the freeing of slaves in the … Continue reading

February 26, 2016 · Leave a comment

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