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Donald Trump and the "F" Word

John Sanbonmatsu | Posted 01.16.2017 | Politics
John Sanbonmatsu

Is Trump a fascist? When are we justified in using the "f" word to describe a right-wing politician or movement that we legitimately find frightening?

Phillip Roth's 'The Plot Against America' Is Fast Becoming Reality

Robert Kuttner | Posted 01.15.2017 | Politics
Robert Kuttner

Where is Philip Roth, now that we need him? How, pray tell, do we escape American fascism this time, now that this is no fantasy?

The Trump Presidency: A Second Harding Administration?

Ronald A. Lindsay | Posted 01.13.2017 | Politics
Ronald A. Lindsay

The inauguration of Donald Trump is only a week away and the many who dread the incoming administration are busy bewailing the coming catastrophe. The...

A Global Counter to the Global Rise of Fascism

Andy Schmookler | Posted 01.10.2017 | Politics
Andy Schmookler

As America enters the Age of Trump, it is important to recognize that what's happening is not just about Trump, and not just about America. Forces kin...

Politics Today Lack The Language To Understand The Damage Trump Is Doing

Lincoln Mitchell | Posted 12.18.2016 | Politics
Lincoln Mitchell

Now that Trump's transition is well under way and his presidency looms in the near future, this problem is even more significant.

What A Good Conservative Should Do

Jason Shulman | Posted 12.15.2016 | Politics
Jason Shulman

We find ourselves in a situation that needs to be resisted by all, liberals and conservatives alike. It needs to be resisted because an authoritarian view, once it takes root, is the opposite of liberty and true populism, a real populism that Thomas Jefferson would have subscribed to.

The Electors' Patriotic Duty is to Overturn The Results of the Presidential Election

Andy Schmookler | Posted 12.12.2016 | Politics
Andy Schmookler

Forgive the roughness and excessive length of the writing here. I would love to have a week to polish and tighten it up. But time is of the essence: t...

Flagburner Gregory "Joey" Johnson Speaking At ThisIsNotNormal

Joey Johnson | Posted 12.12.2016 | Politics
Joey Johnson

Flagburner Gregory "Joey" Johnson speaking at ThisIsNotNormal protest in San Francisco on December 10, 2016.

How Autocracy Will Come To America

Michael Brenner | Posted 11.30.2016 | Politics
Michael Brenner

The uniqueness of the 2016 election is the radicalism of the winner – in terms of content, manner, and temperament. There is no precedent among matu...

Hold the Media Who Elevated Trump from Mediocre Mogul to Modelizer Clown to Presidential Candidate Accountable

Michele Somerville | Posted 11.28.2016 | Politics
Michele Somerville

Not for nothing have I lived with an expert on media, media literacy and the connection between corporate wealth and media for most of the past 35 yea...

People Have to Confront this Trump Regime Is Fascist and What it Will Take to Stop It!

Joey Johnson | Posted 11.24.2016 | Politics
Joey Johnson

This is a statement on the Trump's election. It is from I've been getting it out and encourage you to do the same, because it really is a ...

Thank Liberalism for Donald Trump

John Sanbonmatsu | Posted 11.22.2016 | Politics
John Sanbonmatsu

Ten years ago, I predicted the rise of a new form fascism in the United States and Europe, suggesting that the injustices and contradictions of the capitalist system were growing too large to be contained any longer by the existing liberal political order.

American Fascism: Lessons From Russia

Eliot Borenstein | Posted 11.21.2016 | Politics
Eliot Borenstein

There are enough parallels between Putinism and Trumpism to be cause for concern, but that is not the worst of it. The worst of it is that all indications point to Trumpism being a far greater danger.

The U.S. Elections: End Of Empire? A View From Haiti

Mark Schuller | Posted 11.21.2016 | Chicago
Mark Schuller

Many people were surprised at the results of last week's election. In hindsight, the signs were there to be seen, in plain sight. Many, either because they were paying attention or being targeted, were not surprised.

American Fascism: That's Entertainment!!

Michael Rosenblum | Posted 11.21.2016 | Politics
Michael Rosenblum

"When fascism comes to America it will be wrapped in the flag and carrying a cross". So wrote (theoretically) Sinclair Lewis. It would seem he was wr...

Trump - A Neoliberal Operating System Failure

Michael Pirson | Posted 11.20.2016 | Politics
Michael Pirson

On 11/9 the world woke up to a blue screen error, or better yet, a red screen error.

The Answer To Nationalist Populism is Global Populism

Stephan Said | Posted 11.19.2016 | Politics
Stephan Said

Bring out the inspiration Bring out the new American poetic tradition The new global poetic and musical movements That unite people of all races, colo...

A (Spiritual) Revolution on the Way?

Matthew Fox | Posted 11.15.2016 | Politics
Matthew Fox

American democracy is in grave trouble. Not only because fascism is becoming fashionable again as it was in Europe in the 1930s, but because the very...

Is This The Death Of The Democratic Party? The Death Of The Liberal Media? And By The Way, Bernie Would Have Won

Anis Shivani | Posted 11.14.2016 | Politics
Anis Shivani

There have always been two narratives about this election. One predicted what actually happened in the end, while the other missed the boat completely.

A Lot Of People Are Looking Up 'Bigot' In The Wake Of Trump's Election

The Huffington Post | Nina Golgowski | Posted 11.17.2016 | Politics

It’s not just the election results many Americans are trying to understand. Merriam-Webster Dictionary has shared some of the most frequently search...

Finding A Balance...

Mickey Bergman | Posted 11.09.2016 | Politics
Mickey Bergman

This is not about Republicans vs. Democrats, Conservatives vs. Liberals, or Trump vs. Clinton. It is a fight to defend our democratic system from the threat of fascism.

The Cultishness of Trump's Following

John C. Wathey | Posted 11.07.2016 | Politics
John C. Wathey

An Open Letter to My Trump-Supporting Friends On this day before the election I am saddened and stunned, as I have been for months, that such a large...

The Battle For The Public Sphere: Trump, Fascism, Democracy, And Civil Society

Jesse Benn | Posted 11.05.2016 | Politics
Jesse Benn

Whatever you do after November 8th, if you really give a shit about curbing the ascent of the fascist tides buoying Trump's presidential campaign, find ways to engage politically outside of the ballot box, and contribute to civil society whenever you have a chance.

This Election Is A Choice Between Freedom And Fascism

Gov. Martin O'Malley | Posted 11.05.2016 | Politics
Gov. Martin O'Malley

If you agree that we must repudiate the hate-filled candidacy of Donald Trump and keep him far away from the White House, then I hope you will join me these last few days in going all out for Hillary Clinton.

The Trump Election Crisis: The Rise Of Fascism In America

Stephen Ruderman | Posted 11.03.2016 | Politics
Read More: 2016 Election, Fascism, Don Just Telling Them That I Am Voting for Hillary. the Division Trump Has Caused Is Being Felt Throughout the Country. in Super Markets, Restaurants and Even Baseball Games, People Are Far More Tense and Uptight Than They Were Just a Year Ago. Why, You Ask? Because Trump Has Divided This Country So Badly That It Is Literally Social Civil War in This Country. It's Literally One Side Against the Other, And There Have Been Violent Physical Altercations and Violent Protests as a Result. This Is Where I Am Going to Get Personal, Because I Feel Like I Am Far More More Frightened of Trump Than Anybody Else That I Know. I've Had a Lot Hard Times in My Life Due to Various Events of My Life, But for the First Time Ever, Events Outside of My Life Are Affecting My Mental Health. Without Trump, 2016 Has Already Been the Absolute Worst Year of My Life. However, The Effect Trump Has Had on My Mental Health Needs to Be Known. I'm Going to Be Completely Honest Here; I Am Frightened to No End of Trump. Every Day When I Wake Up, Go Out, Eat Dinner and Go to Bed, I Am Absolutely Horrified of This Man. as People May Know, I Have Asperger's Syndrome, A High-Functioning Form of Autism, And as Some People May Know, Trump Believes That Autism Is Caused by Vaccines. After the Comments He Has Made About Hispanics and Muslims, If Someone With Asperger's Commits a Major Crime the Garners a Lot of Attention, Is He Going to Suggest That All People With Asperger's and/or Autism Be Monitored at All Times or Subjected to Medical Experiments to "Cure" Autism, Because People on the Spectrum Sometimes, But Very Rarely, Behave Erratically? I Really Think He May, And if He Does, I Can't Even Explain What That Would Do to Me. This Is the "Trump Election Crisis, " and People Need to Take This Seriously, Because a Lot of People, Especially Millennials Are Not. They Have Been Warped to Believe That Hillary Is Just as Bad. the Consequences Are Also the Potential for Rapidly-Increased Bigotry Against Hispanics and Muslims, Two Demographics That Have a Lot of Millennials in Them. if Trump Wins, Hispanics and Muslims May Live in Daily Fear That Something Horrible May Happen to Them or Someone in Their Family. I Have Many Frieald Trump, Politics News
Stephen Ruderman

It seems that a lot of American voters truly don't get and possibly don't even care what the consequences of a Trump presidency and the potential rise of fascism would be.