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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?

Is Trump no More Than a Brand Bubble?

Frederic Colier | Posted 11.04.2016 | Politics
Frederic Colier

It does not take a seer, whether Democrat, Republican, Liberal or Green, to agree that this presidential election has been, by far, one of the strange...

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 ...

It's the World's Ripest Banana Republic. (Welcome Home.)

Peter Mandel | Posted 08.09.2016 | Politics
Peter Mandel

It's a Banana Republic like no other. Fly into its capital from abroad and you'll catch a whiff of over-ripeness, even decay. The baggage carousel cl...

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.

The Real Winner at the Republican National Convention--The Reptilian Brain

Matthew Fox | Posted 07.25.2016 | Politics
Matthew Fox

Undergoing the RNC Convention I felt like I was witnessing an Orgy of the Reptilian Brain. Words that come to mind are the following: Venom; hatred; anger; denial (not a word spoken about the most important issue of our time, climate change or any other issue about a world other than the human world); anthropocentric narcissism and so on.

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.

Defining the American Masses: The Common Man or Third-Graders Without a Chaperone?

Kevin Walsh | Posted 05.29.2016 | Politics
Kevin Walsh

So, can the masses be trusted? How do you define the masses? Will they show up to vote? Will they be organized? Will they be fist-fighting just outside the polls?

Democrats Who Welcome Trump Are Playing a Most Dangerous Game

Nathaniel Haas | Posted 04.11.2016 | Politics
Nathaniel Haas

Folks on the left are happy to publicly gnash teeth every time Trump reminds the country he might actually be the fourth horseman of the apocalypse, but privately rejoice about the prospect of Hillary Clinton or Bernie Sanders running against him in the general election.

Trump Is the Symptom, Not the Disease

Jeff Schweitzer | Posted 03.08.2016 | Politics
Jeff Schweitzer

The media frenzy surrounding Donald Trump has inverted the nature of our problem. That a demagogue will come along to foment dissent is no surprise; that his despicable views find such gleeful resonance with so many of our voters is the frightening story, not Trump.

Trump and Mussolini: It Can't Happen Here?

Maria Laurino | Posted 03.01.2016 | Politics
Maria Laurino

Now that we know Donald Trump is okay with quoting the fascist dictator Benito Mussolini, it's probably time to reconsider that old chestnut about those who don't know history are doomed to repeat it.

Warren's Last 2 Weeks in Twitter Polls

Warren Holstein | Posted 03.01.2016 | Comedy
Warren Holstein

Week of 2/15/16 to 2/28/16 Twitter polls have become all the rage and I am continuing to take full advantage of them by boldly engaging the public ...

Dear Trump, Better to Live One Day as a Sheep Than One Hundred as Mussolini

Mirella Serri | Posted 03.01.2016 | Politics
Mirella Serri

More than courage, Mussolini had a good pen and a gift for propaganda. That no one can deny. The motto brought no luck, however. Neither to the Italian soldiers who suffered through Caporetto, nor for Il Duce himself. Someone would do well to point that out to America's overexcited tycoon.

Trump: A Doomsday Scenario

Paul Slansky | Posted 02.10.2016 | Politics
Paul Slansky

I've deluded myself that there was a line that couldn't be crossed, and that Donald Trump, the most odious specimen of humanity I have ever experienced in American public life -- not that he hasn't had plenty of competition -- was on the other side of that line. As the results from New Hampshire clearly prove, I've been an idiot.

Trump: An American Caesar

Andy Schmookler | Posted 09.02.2016 | Entertainment
Andy Schmookler

Everyone has been thinking a lot about the astonishing rise to political prominence of Donald Trump. What a sad thing it is that our country is in this condition where such a man, saying such things, and acting in such a way, can inspire so many people to rally to his support.

Prejudice: A Dangerous Defense Mechanism

Jane Simon, M.D. | Posted 07.31.2016 | Healthy Living
Jane Simon, M.D.

"Prejudice is a great time saver: You can form opinions without having to get the facts." -- E. B. White Prejudice is described as an unfavorable opi...

Analysis of the Taste Effect and Olfactory Sensations of Mint M&Ms

Francis Levy | Posted 06.30.2015 | Comedy
Francis Levy

The company that produced M&Ms (pronounced Eminem) famously advertised that their product "melts in your mouth, not in your hand." If there had been M...

Getting to Rome

Roger Friedland | Posted 02.07.2015 | Books
Roger Friedland

I needed to live here. It was neither moral, nor powerful, nor particularly brilliant. There is no question: I suffered from a madness. Rome is a city that is hopeless and yet alive, the perfect place for somebody who thought he might be dying.

Yellowing Journalism

Tim Arnold | Posted 12.24.2014 | Media
Tim Arnold

It is both fascinating and disturbing to gain a peek back in time, with the grand benefit of history and hindsight, and the wonder of it all. Unfortunately -- unforgivably -- and despite great strides across the land and around the world, anti-Semitism continues to rear its ugly head to this day.

Hemingway, Gellhorn and Capa at the Hotel Florida in 1930s Madrid

J. Michael Welton | Posted 12.09.2014 | Arts
J. Michael Welton

Author Amanda Vaill, whose Everybody Was So Young described how the lives of Gerald and Sara Murphy intertwined with the likes of Scott Fitzgerald, Ernest Hemingway and Archibald MacLeish in 1920s Paris and the French Riviera, has discovered a new nexus.

The Forgotten Fight Against Fascism

The Zinn Education Project | Posted 08.11.2014 | Education
The Zinn Education Project

Today's texts acknowledge "blemishes" like the internment of Japanese Americans, but the texts either ignore or gloss over the fact that for almost a decade, during the earliest fascist invasions of Asia, Africa, and Europe, the Western democracies encouraged rather than fought Hitler and Mussolini, and sometimes gave them material aid.

GOP Assemblyman Compares Cuomo To Hitler, Mussolini

Posted 02.05.2013 | New York

Republican New York Assemblyman Steve McLaughlin apologized Tuesday for comparing Governor Andrew Cuomo to fascist dictators Adolf Hitler and Benito M...

How The Vatican Built A Secret Property Empire Using Mussolini's Millions

www.guardian.co.uk | Posted 03.24.2013 | World

Few passing London tourists would ever guess that the premises of Bulgari, the upmarket jewellers in New Bond Street, had anything to do with the pope...

Neo-Fascists Gather To Celebrate Mussolini

Huffington Post Italy | Marco Pasqua | Posted 10.29.2012 | World

They come from all over the country. Their heads shaved, yearning for the 1920s, comrades in black shirts with their bodies marked by the symbols of h...

Documentary Shows Brutal, Never-Before-Seen Images Of Mussolini's Corpse

Posted 05.08.2012 | Home

By TRISHA THOMAS, The Associated Press ROME — A new documentary about Benito Mussolini examines the near cult-like fascination that many Italians...