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If You Think Jesus Was White, Here Are Five Reasons You’re Wrong

Given the alarming rise of white nationalism in the United States and the ways in which it is often entangled with Christian nationalism, it is worthwhile remembering exactly whose birth was commemorated Sunday.

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California Versus Trumpland

California is now the capital of liberal America. Along with its neighbors Oregon and Washington, it will be a nation within the nation starting in January when the federal government goes dark.

Posted on Nov 30, 2016 READ MORE



How the American Political System Changed and No One Noticed

Whether Hillary Clinton or Donald Trump is elected president, one thing is obvious: The vast edifice that is the national security state, with its 17 intelligence agencies and enormous imperial military, will continue to elaborate itself and expand its power in our American world.

Posted on Nov 4, 2016 READ MORE



Seven Women Who Broke Glass Ceilings in U.S. Politics Before Hillary Clinton

It’s all very nice that Hillary Clinton is the first American woman to be nominated as the standard-bearer for her party’s presidential bid, but let’s take a moment to recognize a few women who helped pave this path.

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Huge Majority of Americans Are Frustrated, Angry, Helpless—You Name It—Due to 2016 Elections

Americans do not see either the Republicans or the Democrats as particularly receptive to new ideas or the views of the rank-and-file membership, according to a recent poll.

Posted on Jun 2, 2016 READ MORE



Duke’s Coach Krzyzewski, Donald Trump and the Meanness in All of Us

What the unfortunate comments—and lies—of the college team’s basketball coach can teach us about American culture and politics.

Posted on Mar 30, 2016 READ MORE



Is This the End of the Establishment?

Step back from the campaign fray for just a moment and consider the enormity of what’s already occurred.

Posted on Feb 23, 2016 READ MORE



Bernie Sanders Is Creating a New and Untested Electoral Force in American Politics

The conventional wisdom that holds Sanders is merely attracting “wine-track young liberals and small-donor donations” is “radically incomplete,” writes Jeff Stein at Vox.

Posted on Feb 18, 2016 READ MORE



6 Times U.S. Government Excluded Millions Based on Race or Religion (Video)

Donald Trump, Ted Cruz and other bigots on the far right are nothing new in American history.

Posted on Dec 9, 2015 READ MORE



What I Learned During My Time in the Red States

I’ve just returned from three weeks in the Red States. It was ostensibly a book tour, but I wanted to talk with conservatives and tea partyers.

Posted on Nov 10, 2015 READ MORE



‘The Most Dangerous Man in America’

Addicted to the gutter politics that ruined him, Richard Nixon was—as an English earl once said of the warlord Oliver Cromwell—“a great, bad man.”

Posted on Jul 15, 2015 READ MORE



These Are the Real Reasons Romney Ought to Have Withdrawn

Likely the reasons Mitt Romney decided not to run for a third time are financial – the big money just wouldn’t make another bet on a serial loser.

Posted on Jan 31, 2015 READ MORE



Republican Ads: Careful Whom You Vote for in Iowa Because We’ll Tell Your Neighbors

The Republican National Committee has resorted to “vote shaming” Iowans with ludicrously misleading Facebook ads.

Posted on Nov 1, 2014 READ MORE


Jon Stewart on Whether Bernie Sanders and Hillary Clinton Will Run in 2016

The independent Vermont senator and the former secretary of state caused quite a stir during their visits to Iowa over the weekend. As some in the media put it, there’s no turning back now.

Posted on Sep 17, 2014 WATCH & LISTEN



The Disease of American Democracy

Most Americans feel powerless, and assume the political game is fixed. So why bother?

Posted on Aug 19, 2014 READ MORE



Wiping Another Country Off the Map: Israel Does It to Palestine

Back when the warmongers had hopes of ginning up a war between the United States and Iran during the Bush administration, one of their propaganda talking points was the Iran had “threatened to wipe Israel off the map.”

Posted on Aug 2, 2014 READ MORE



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Why Romney Is Wrong That Obama’s Syria Policy Emboldened Putin

On “Face the Nation” on Sunday, Mitt Romney slammed President Obama’s policies toward Russia as “naive” and called the country a “geopolitical adversary” of the U.S.

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