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John Ripton

John Ripton writes political essays and research articles. He holds a Master in International Affairs and PhD in History. His dissertation explores the historical impact of global capitalism on Salvadoran peasants and how it contributed to the revolutionary struggle against authoritarian and dictatorial regimes. John's articles and essays have been published in journals, magazines, newspapers and other publications in North America, Latin America, Europe and Asia.

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Biden Issues More Gas and Oil Drilling Permits Than Trump in His First Year

In the Gulf of Mexico, still recovering from an estimated 134 million gallons of oil spilled by BP in 2010, the Biden administration has leased record-breaking off-shore drilling rights to 33 gas and oil companies including Exxon-Mobil, BP, Shell, and Chevron.

John Ripton ·


Biden-Harris and the Progressive Movement in an Uncertain World

"A lukewarm Biden-Harris presidency—even one that eventually brings the pandemic under control—will not achieve the populist policy objectives necessary to win in 2024."

John Ripton ·


Politicizing a Pandemic and Rigging an Election—Trump's 2020 Re-election Campaign

Trump is leveraging the pandemic to destroy any semblance of democracy left in presidential elections.

John Ripton ·

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