Ideological extremism and a stark indifference to the lies and ruthless policies of the Trump administration have turned the GOP into a party of collaborators.
"Tuesday night is Trump's State of the Union address. Nobody knows exactly what he will be discussing, but I'm absolutely certain what he will not be talking about."
With the advent of the Trump presidency, language is undergoing a shift in the United States: It now treats dissent, critical media and scientific evidence as a species of "fake news."
The events of the last year, culminating in the Trump/GOP tax bill, show that just revamping the "spirit" of our corporate totalitarian state wouldn't do much good.
One reason people are quiescent in the face of racist, sexist, ecocidal outrage is their belief that Russiagate special prosecutor Robert Mueller will save them.
The Truthdig columnist sits down with author Pankaj Mishra to discuss the failures of modern society and analyze the factors behind the worldwide rise of authoritarianism.
The crises we face are being met by a president who urges police to "take the gloves off" and promotes a "law and order" campaign steeped in racism.
Russia has become the villain in virtually every bad thing that happens, and U.S. dissidents are being treated as "fellow travelers."