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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?

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.

Not Going To Get Over It

Em Powers Hunter | Posted 11.15.2016 | Politics
Em Powers Hunter

I can teach my students to think critically, question, participate, care, and create a better world. I can share inspiration and truth that will cut through rhetoric and deception. Words have good and bad ways.

Peace Is for the Brave: Maria Schrader's Stunning Austrian Entry to the Oscars 'Stefan Zweig: Farewell to Europe'

E. Nina Rothe | Posted 11.15.2016 | Entertainment
E. Nina Rothe

It is a tragic fact that those who are the most moderate in this world are also the ones who are persecuted most violently. Pacifists like Martin Luth...

What Is the Truth?

Harlan Green | Posted 11.07.2016 | Business
Harlan Green

Maybe it isn't as important for some voters to worry about, or even want to know the facts in this presidential campaign. That is, what are the truth...

Germany 1932 Vs. United States Of America 2016: The Delusion Of American Exceptionalism

Dr. Milton Mankoff | Posted 11.03.2016 | Politics
Dr. Milton Mankoff

There are major problems in American society, just not the ones Trump is discussing.

Austria Plans To Destroy Or Convert The House Hitler Was Born In

Reuters | Nick Robins-Early | Posted 10.19.2016 | World

VIENNA, Oct 17 (Reuters) - Austria plans to convert and possibly tear down the house Hitler was born in to prevent it becoming a pilgrimage site for n...

What A Film About Holocaust Denial Can Teach Us About Electing The Next President

The Huffington Post | Antonia Blumberg | Posted 01.03.2017 | Religion

At a recent film screening, I had the uncanny feeling I was watching something with critical relevance to the presidential race ― though it had noth...

The Sneaky Trick Hitler And Trump Both Used To Seem Important

The Huffington Post | Claire Fallon | Posted 10.09.2016 | Arts

New research, reported on by The New York Times this week, argues that Adolf Hitler once wrote a book lauding himself as Germany’s future savior ―...

Duterte's First 100 Days

Daniel Wagner | Posted 10.07.2016 | World
Daniel Wagner

As Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte enjoys a "very good" net satisfaction rating three months into his presidency, and high approval ratings from ...

Defeating Trump is Imperative and Electing Hillary is the Only Way

Peter D. Rosenstein | Posted 10.06.2016 | Politics
Peter D. Rosenstein

We live in a world turned upside down and too many Americans are buying into the candidate who apparently escaped from the asylum. In Trump world his ...

Clinton-Trump: Are We Looking At The Wrong Analogy?

Andrew Nagorski | Posted 08.30.2016 | World
Andrew Nagorski

We all have moments in our lives when we think: "Isn't that like the time when..." Those moments are particularly intriguing when a new historical analogy comes to mind, something that has not already made the rounds of coffee shops and Facebook posts.

The One Thing That Can Stop Trump

Tobias Stone | Posted 08.09.2016 | Politics
Tobias Stone

For plenty of time, Hitler was just a shouty git man who could have disappeared into historical obscurity if he had been stopped. That's Trump now.

Where There's Smoke There's Fire: Trump's Campaign Is Burning

Peter D. Rosenstein | Posted 07.27.2016 | Politics
Peter D. Rosenstein

There has always been a truth to the idiom 'where there is smoke there is fire' and Donald Trump's statements and actions seem to be fanning a huge blaze. His entire campaign, as evidenced by the Republican convention, is geared to incite the worst in the American people and to scare them into voting for him.

Putting The "Twit" in "Twitter"

Lev Raphael | Posted 07.25.2016 | Comedy
Lev Raphael

Americans don't use the word "twit" as much as the English do, which is too bad. Twits are brainless people and they're all over the Internet, wasti...

Trump Supporters: Putting The "Twit" in Twitter

Lev Raphael | Posted 07.24.2016 | Comedy
Lev Raphael

Americans don't use the word "twit" as much as the English do, which is too bad. Twits are brainless people and they're all over the Internet, wasti...

Beating Trump In November Is Not Enough

Abraham Gutman | Posted 07.22.2016 | Politics
Abraham Gutman

A Hillary victory in November does not solve the problem, but only gives a four-year delay to the next time that America plays Russian Roulette while pointing the gun on its immigrants, Muslim citizens, and non-white communities.

Trump Is a Dangerous Demagogue Who Threatens American Values

Lev Raphael | Posted 07.28.2016 | Politics
Lev Raphael

Watching Trump's dark, apocalyptic speech last week, Bernie Sanders asked in a tweet if he was running for president or dictator. And at the DNC this...

What We Got Wrong About Nazis And Terrorists

Steve Mariotti | Posted 07.08.2016 | Politics
Steve Mariotti

"Terrorism, the Skorzeny Syndrome, is flourishing in the modern world, a reminder that Hitler and Nazism are still taking their toll more than three d...

Why Do People Post BS On Facebook?

Lev Raphael | Posted 06.24.2016 | Technology
Lev Raphael

Recently I was telling friends about having taken a Facebook vacation for a month, partly because of the sniping between Sanders and Clinton camps, an...

When Art School Rejects Hitler

Courtney M. Soliday | Posted 06.23.2016 | Comedy
Courtney M. Soliday

It was a Hitler joke that landed Elizabeth Shapiro her own TV show. Actor/writer/opera singer/creator Elizabeth Shapiro created, produced, wrote and...

Guest Author -- Donald Trump, The Apprentice Demagogue

Chris Weigant | Posted 06.20.2016 | Politics
Chris Weigant

So when political science Professor Kenneth Janda asked if he could write a column making a more academic comparison (instead of just hurling insults), I thought it'd be a great idea.

Mussolini, Hitler, Japanese Internment Camps, McCarthy, Gaddafi... and Trump

Miles J. Zaremski | Posted 07.26.2016 | Politics
Miles J. Zaremski

Each was despicable in his own way(s) that history has detailed in great measure in countless words, books, stories and headlines over the decades. History has given us other despots that have ruled similarly throughout the world.

GOP Effort to Control Trump Is the Embodiment of the Fable "The Scorpion and the Frog"

Murray Forseter | Posted 06.09.2016 | Politics
Murray Forseter

As they try to come to terms with the outrageous, bigoted, xenophobic, misogynistic, unconstitutional ravings of their presumptive presidential candid...


Francis Levy | Posted 06.09.2016 | Media
Francis Levy

The problem is you may not like joining a lynch mob, even one that is trying to stop a lynching. Trump has become too easy a mark. If you inhabit a ma...