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May 26, 2017
Top 10 Memorial Day Songs
Songs about war and attendant suffering cut across musical genres.
April 28, 2017
Top 12 May Day Songs
In tribute to all those planning actions for May Day.
March 2, 2017
After a Century of American Citizenship, Puerto Ricans Have Little to Show for It
Puerto Rico has never been more than a profit center for the US. Now an unelected board governs the island as a de facto collection agency for hedge funds and Wall Street speculators.
March 2, 2017
Round Up the Usual Suspects, It’s Time for a Show Hearing
By excluding dissenting voices on US policy toward Russia, the Senate Foreign Relations Committee has been reduced to a vehicle for prejudice reinforcement.
March 1, 2017
The Only Thing More Dangerous Than Trump’s Appeal to Common Sense Is His Dismissal of It
The president’s taste for fact-free fantasy is based not in traditional American populism but in authoritarianism.
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February 14, 2017
Progressives Need to Get Over Themselves and Support This GOP-Backed Carbon-Tax Plan
Purist objections scuttled Washington State’s market-friendly carbon tax plan in November. Let’s not let that happen at the national level.
February 13, 2017
This Is How the Republican Party Plans to Destroy the Federal Government
The Overthrow Project existed before Trump, but it may not survive his presidency.
Herbert J. Gans
February 8, 2017
Steve Bannon Wants To Start World War III
His 2009 film,
, shows a hellishly bleak vision of our past, present, and future, driven by a magical belief in historical determinism.
Micah L. Sifry
February 1, 2017
Russians Don’t Want to Live in the Middle Ages
By reducing the penalty for domestic violence, the Duma yet again failed to heed the voices of citizens and experts.
January 24, 2017
This Is How the New Cold War Turns Hot
American journalists keep saying Alexander Dugin is Putin’s ideological adviser. One problem: He's not.