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Trump Must Not Ignore Terror From The Radical Right

J. Richard Cohen | Posted 02.09.2017 | Politics
J. Richard Cohen

Indeed, it seems as if Trump is living in a world of alternative facts.

Brexit, Trump, and Five (Wrong) Lessons About 'The Populist Challenge'

Prof. Cas Mudde | Posted 11.07.2016 | Politics
Prof. Cas Mudde

If populism wasn't already the political buzzword of the 21st-century before the Brexit vote in the United Kingdom (UK) and the rise of Trump in the United States (U.S.), it surely is now. Media stories about populism have been proliferating at an exponential rate, as have populism "experts". Everything is populism and everyone is a populism expert.

What To Read On Trump(ism)

Prof. Cas Mudde | Posted 09.23.2016 | Politics
Prof. Cas Mudde

This list is not meant to be exhaustive and will undoubtedly miss some other useful resources. If anyone knows additional books that provide solid analysis, rather than political advocacy, on the radical right in the US, please suggest them in the comments.

Why Angela Merkel's Political Survival Is Crucial to Europe's Center-Left

Prof. Cas Mudde | Posted 02.01.2017 | Home
Prof. Cas Mudde

After months of xenophobic campaigns in the media, politics, and streets, more and more leading members of her own party, as well as from her Social Democratic coalition partner, are attacking her proposed Willkommenskultur (welcome culture).

'Armed Anarchy' Rouses Granny Protestors in Bend, Oregon

Ellen Freudenheim | Posted 01.14.2017 | Politics
Ellen Freudenheim

If you happen to be sitting in a cyber cafe in Brooklyn, it's hard to believe that what's happening in rural Oregon isn't, like, a trailer to a really good indie flick at Sundance. But it's not. It's the reality of a divided, radicalized America where armed fanatics decide to grab what they want, or else.

Houston: We Have A Problem

Donna Red Wing | Posted 11.04.2016 | Queer Voices
Donna Red Wing

LGBT and progressive groups from around the nation outspent the opposition and brought in political leaders and celebrities in support of the ordinance. But it was the conservatives, armed with their hard-hitting "bathroom campaign" and religious liberty rhetoric who resonated with voters.

Wolfish Radicals in Conservative Sheep's Clothing

Allen Frances | Posted 04.29.2014 | Politics
Allen Frances

The media have adopted a new and dangerous convention. People who are radical in their goals and methods are routinely mislabeled 'conservative.' Edmund Burke, the patron saint of real conservatism, must be spinning in his grave when Sarah Palin is called 'conservative.'

Michael McLaughlin

The Biggest, Baddest Bigots Of 2013 | Michael McLaughlin | Posted 02.25.2014 | Crime

The radical right, which was was infused with vim and vigor by President Obama's election, experienced its "first significant decrease" in 2013 since ...

Beyond Fascism and Austerity: Why the Rise of the Radical Right in Hungary Matters

Julia Meszaros | Posted 04.15.2014 | Politics
Julia Meszaros

Ultimately, while Jobbik's discourse surrounding Jewish and Roma populations should be disconcerting to Americans, the more worrying trend should be Jobbik's turn to the 'East'.

Ms. Davis Goes to Austin

Brent Budowsky | Posted 08.27.2013 | Politics
Brent Budowsky

Texas is going blue. The only question is when. If Wendy Davis runs for governor in 2014, and Hillary Clinton runs for president in 2016, it will be "High Noon" in Texas with these two leading ladies starring in the Gary Cooper role.

What Sweden's Riots Say About Europe's Rising Social and Political Risks

Daniel Wagner | Posted 07.28.2013 | Home
Daniel Wagner

The riots in Sweden last week are a manifestation of the socioeconomic disequilibrium pervading much of Europe, and the level of frustration that is beginning to boil over among European immigrants and youth.

For The Radical Right, Obama Victory Brings Fury And Fear

Mark Potok | Posted 01.07.2013 | Politics
Mark Potok

The loss of a white majority in the U.S. has helped drive a truly explosive growth of the radical right in the last three years. For months now, groups on the radical right have increasingly fretted about a possible Obama victory. Now that that has occurred, they may grow more dangerous still.

The Romney-Ryan Budget: Reward the Rich, Punish the Rest

Terry O'Neill | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Terry O'Neill

Running throughout the Romney-Ryan budget is a suspicion that by helping people you make them weaker, that the poor are easily swayed into behaving irresponsibly. The sad thing is, Romney and Ryan are the irresponsible ones

Voter Suppression and Our Rigged Tax System: The Underlying Ideology

Thomas de Zengotita | Posted 10.21.2012 | Politics
Thomas de Zengotita

They might have some abstract legal "right" to vote -- but not the deeply rooted right to vote that only comes from the exercise of responsible proprietorship. And besides, what does not having a photo ID in this day and age testify to if not an absence of that responsibility?

Lowe's: 'Let's Build A Prejudiced America?'

Kashif N. Chaudhry | Posted 02.22.2012 | Religion
Kashif N. Chaudhry

The world's second-largest hardware chain, Lowe's, proudly displays the slogan "Let's Build Something Together." However, the company's recent actions suggest this togetherness might not include Muslim-Americans.

Let's Face It: It's The Radical Right, Not Islam, That Is The Greatest Threat To The American Way

Ahmed Rehab | Posted 02.15.2012 | Religion
Ahmed Rehab

That a group of extremists from Florida would exercise their First Amendment right to carry out bigoted campaigns is unfortunate ... For that reason, it ought to catch the attention of Americans who, for far too long, have stayed on the sidelines.

The Terrorist at the Post Office

Nina Burleigh | Posted 01.23.2012 | Politics
Nina Burleigh

How much money might taxpayers have been saved with a referral to a mental health agency for Jose Pimentel? I can think of half a dozen other things the NYPD could be doing in Hamilton Heights on any given night than smoking dope with a self-circumciser.

America the Amnesiac: On Remembering to Forget on September 11

Michael Gould-Wartofsky | Posted 11.11.2011 | Politics
Michael Gould-Wartofsky

Perhaps it is only right that we be reminded of the "dark side" of the decade, if only so that we might ask of ourselves: What kind of society have we become?

Shooting an Elephant

Jeff Danziger | Posted 09.28.2011 | Politics
Jeff Danziger


Arizona's Death Row: Wisconsin Aside, Here's the Final Showdown Over the American Dream

Jeff Biggers | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jeff Biggers

An anti-immigrant activist received the death penalty today for murdering 9-year-old Brisenia Flores. The Arizona legislature, meanwhile, considered a bill that would prevent undocumented immigrants from obtaining legal damages in court.

Jesus: The King Of Connection

Dr. Cindi Love | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Dr. Cindi Love

I believe that fundamentalism makes a mockery of Jesus Christ in that it disconnects us from one another, objectifies and denies the God-given worth and dignity of every human being.

TEA Defined

Shan Wells | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver
Shan Wells


The Noble 'I Want My Country Back' Thing

Robert J. Elisberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Robert J. Elisberg

There's something inspiring about hearing far-right enthusiasts crying out, "I Want My Country Back." Wonderful! I'm ready to help. Let's go get it back!! Okay, then, one question to start with: How far back do you want it?

Oklahoma's Draconian Anti-Choice Law and the Radicalization of America Under Obama

Peter Daou | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Peter Daou

The brief moment in late 2008 when 'hope' was more than just a slogan is long gone. In its place we have an increasingly radicalized public and the imposition of rules and regulations that would do the 18th century proud.

Before It's Too Late

James Zogby | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
James Zogby

The arrests of 9 members of an armed militia group in Michigan should serve as a wake up call to those politicians who are inciting rage against the government. My fear is that they won't see the connection between their rhetoric and the rage they inspire.