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Mike Lofgren

Mike Lofgren

Mike Lofgren is a former Republican congressional staff member who served on both the House and Senate budget committees. His books include: "The Deep State: The Fall of the Constitution and the Rise of a Shadow Government" (2016) and "The Party is Over: How Republicans Went Crazy, Democrats Became Useless, and the Middle Class Got Shafted(2013).

Articles by this author

 

A Zombie Herd of Independent Minds

How conservatism extols rugged individualism while fashioning a mob of abject conformists.

Mike Lofgren ·


America Still Doesn't Designate Violent Domestic Extremists as Terrorists

Republicans have made it politically impossible either to update statutes or shape social expectations to deal effectively with domestic terrorist threats.

Mike Lofgren ·


Performative Cruelty Is Republicans' Only Remaining Policy

Being mean and nasty to perceived enemies is all the GOP has to offer.

Mike Lofgren ·


The GOP's Army of Christian Nationalists and White Supremacists Poses a Danger Greater Than You Know

Nothing threatens American democracy more than the religious extremist factions teaming up with far-right fascist groups with guns.

Mike Lofgren ·


The Dangerous Rise of the Gullible American Cynic

More and more Americans will believe anything and everything—except facts, evidence, and logic.

Mike Lofgren ·


Why Do Tens of Millions in US Support an Economic System That Doesn't Benefit Them?

If people throw away money, opportunities, and their very lives chasing destructive delusions, then we might as well revert to divine right of kings or the selection of leaders by lottery.

Mike Lofgren ·


Vladimir Putin: the Authentic Leader of the Republican Party

Forget Trump, it was Putin who built the ideological template for the GOP

Mike Lofgren ·


It's Time the Pentagon Pulled the Plug on Fox News

Extremist propaganda should not be piped into military bases at taxpayer expense.

Jen Senko ·

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