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Death Eaters In The White House

John Sanbonmatsu | Posted 02.17.2017 | Politics
John Sanbonmatsu

If you had any doubt that Donald Trump is a Death Eater, consider all that the Groper in Chief and his circle of Dementors have done in the space of just three short weeks.

News Roundup for February 2, 2017

Outspeak | Posted 02.02.2017 | HuffPost Live 321

We're running out of things to say, okay. 1. Trump berates and hangs up on Australian PM but not until after he told him how many people were at his...

Activism is the New Normal

Christine Buckley | Posted 01.31.2017 | Women
Christine Buckley

A friend posted today on Facebook that she wants to see puppy, kitten and baby photos and that she is going to unfriend anyone who posts anything poli...

To Steve Bannon, Concerning Hobbits

Josh Schrei | Posted 01.30.2017 | Politics
Josh Schrei

Presumably you've actually read the Lord of the Rings -- though from my experience, those who share your political affiliations aren't overly fond of books, except, perhaps, when throwing them on bonfires, or waving them in front of frenzied television crowds as examples of intellectual elitism.

To deflect future blame, Trump is creating the enemy within

Azeem Ibrahim | Posted 01.28.2017 | Politics
Azeem Ibrahim

Ten years ago mentioning Hitler and the Nazis in a political debate was considered hyperbolic and in poor taste. And rightly so. Today, it has become ...

Trump's not authentic, He's a false prophet

Kevin Healey | Posted 01.28.2017 | Religion
Kevin Healey

A Joint Statement from Atheist Democrat, Evangelical Republican This essay is a collaboration between Kevin Healey, Assistant Professor of Communicat...

Is Silicon Valley Truly Libertarian? Is Politics Society's OS, Ripe For Disruption?

Druce Vertes, CFA | Posted 01.20.2017 | Business
Druce Vertes, CFA

I heard it was you Talkin' 'bout a world Where all is free It just couldn't be And only a fool would say that - Steely Dan A hero is someone who ...

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...