Jun 122017
 

Outside contributors’ opinions and analysis of the most important issues in politics, science, and culture.

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Time is running out on American democracy, historian says

 Posted by on 2017-02-14 at 18:32  donald trump, News, Politics, Reblog, trump, tyranny  Comments Off on Time is running out on American democracy, historian says
Feb 142017
 

Timothy Snyder, a Yale scholar and an authority on European political history, has spent decades studying the rise of fascist movements. With the ascension of Donald Trump to the U.S.

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West Coast states form a wall against Trump’s reactionary agenda

 Posted by on 2017-02-09 at 15:39  california, climate change, donald trump, human rights, News, oregon, Politics, Reblog, trump, tyranny, washington  Comments Off on West Coast states form a wall against Trump’s reactionary agenda
Feb 092017
 

Jay Inslee celebrated the advent of his second term as governor of the Evergreen State on the evening of Jan. 11, and I was there for personal reasons. Inslee and I were in the same high school graduating class in Seattle, as were both our wives.

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In Case It Wasn’t Clear Yet, Steve Bannon Is Our President

 Posted by on 2017-01-31 at 23:44  donald trump, facism, Politics, Reblog, trump, tyranny  Comments Off on In Case It Wasn’t Clear Yet, Steve Bannon Is Our President
Jan 312017
 

Donald Trump is just a puppet who doesn’t care about anything. If Donald Trump has shown anything during his first eleven days in office, it’s that he’s a coward with no ideas of his own, who is more than happy to be a puppet for the true president of the United States: Steve Bannon.

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What truth? George Orwell, Aldous Huxley and the Trumpified political reality of 2016

 Posted by on 2016-12-24 at 10:29  1984, aldous huxley, donald trump, george orwell, Reblog, trump, tyranny  Comments Off on What truth? George Orwell, Aldous Huxley and the Trumpified political reality of 2016
Dec 242016
 

We are all drowning in filth. When I talk to anyone or read the writings of anyone who has any axe to grind, I feel that intellectual honesty and balanced judgement have simply disappeared from the face of the earth.

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This is how tyranny begins: Why will President Donald Trump continue to hold rallies?

 Posted by on 2016-12-19 at 20:56  donald trump, election 2016, News, Reblog, trump, tyranny  Comments Off on This is how tyranny begins: Why will President Donald Trump continue to hold rallies?
Dec 192016
 

Donald Trump has just finished the last of his nine post-election “thank-you tour” rallies. Why did he do them? And why is he planning further rallies after he becomes president? One clue is that Trump conducted them only in the states he won.

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Welcome to the reign of King Trump

 Posted by on 2016-11-22 at 11:50  donald trump, election 2016, government, News, Politics, Reblog, trump, tyranny, usa  Comments Off on Welcome to the reign of King Trump
Nov 222016
 

While Donald Trump’s guiding principle is ego, the structures that hold him aloft were painstakingly built over decades by the worst of the Republican party “This bloodbath of an election,” a friend emailed me. “Like watching someone get murdered,” another said over the phone.

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