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Mike Lofgren

Mike Lofgren

Mike Lofgren is a former 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

 

Why the Idea of Progress Is Dead in America

The Right's assault on reason and intelligence has killed the notion that things can improve.

Mike Lofgren ·


Will the Media Wake Up to the Danger to American Democracy?

“Asymmetric polarization” is a poor way to describe a descent into madness.

Mike Lofgren ·


The Curious Case of Two Generals Named Flynn

An insider says Mike Flynn's brother lied about the Pentagon's response to the Capitol riot.

Mike Lofgren ·


Steve Bannon and the Deadly Implications of 'Deconstructing the Administrative State'

It may sweep away the last barrier against political barbarism.

Mike Lofgren ·


The Leaf Blower and the Robocall: America's Social Predicament

If we can't even do the easy things, has the very concept of progress in America died?

Mike Lofgren ·


It’s Time to End Religious Exemptions During Public Health Emergencies

There is no moral or theological basis for people to opt out of their civic duty.

Mike Lofgren ·


For the Seventeenth Time, Afghanistan Was Never “Winnable”

Forget what armchair generals say: disaster was foreordained three months into the 2001 invasion.

Mike Lofgren ·


What the GOP’s Turn Away from Free Market Economics Actually Is About

When Republicans talk up “a capitalism for the common good,” hold onto your wallets.

Mike Lofgren ·

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