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February 6, 2023
The Pope Delivers a Clear Message in the Democratic Republic of Congo
Francis’s visit sought to address violence and corruption in the Central African state. The violent and the corrupt lined up for an audience.
Hugh Kinsella Cunningham
October 22, 2021
The Guns of North Carolina: Training for the Next January 6?
The barrage of gunfire and explosions from this “Tactical and Cultural Training Center” in the North Carolina woods already has the majority-Black town next door on edge. How worried should the rest of us be?
March 4, 2021
Florida Man Goes Fascist: An Encounter With Enrique Tarrio
The Proud Boys and their leader came to CPAC in a show of loyalty to Trump. And they have no plans to go away.
January 8, 2021
The Capitol Riot Reveals the Dangers From the Enemy Within
But the belief that America previously had a well-functioning democracy is an illusion.
December 15, 2020
The Madness of Kook Donald
The Supreme Court ruling on Friday should finally have put a stop to Trump’s seditionist antics, but he and his sycophants only amped up the tension.
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November 17, 2020
Trump and the GOP Intensify Their Assault on Democracy
This is a coordinated effort to sabotage the election results and purge the government of officials with the stature to stand up to it.
October 29, 2020
The Far-Right Militias Supporting Trump
The armed, angry far-right men—and ex-military men in particular—who are already doing more than just standing by.
October 1, 2020
Trump in the Debate: None Dare Call It Treason
He’s now in a fascist halfway house—not able to abolish the election process entirely, but secure enough to wink and nod to neo-Nazi street-fighters.
September 17, 2020
The Military’s Role in a Contested Election
Asking the armed forces to decide who won would be the first step on the road to rule by military junta.
Andrew J. Bacevich
August 27, 2020
Republicans Have Organized a Backlash Convention, and It’s Tearing This Country Apart
The shooting of two demonstrators in Kenosha, Wis., again draws attention to Trump’s apocalyptic rhetoric.