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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).

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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 ·


The Strange Case of Attorney General Merrick Garland

In his brief time in office, he has acted like a partisan Republican. Why?

Mike Lofgren ·


The Coronavirus Lab Leak Theory: Not Disproven, But Unlikely

The “illusory truth effect” and the track record of the theory’s supporters warn us to be skeptical.

Mike Lofgren ·


How the Media Fell for the Lafayette Square Whitewash

A coverup was baked in the cake; a former inspector general official shows us how.

Mike Lofgren ·


Want Socialism? Try the US Military

Some of our top brass denounce socialism, but they run the most socialist organization on earth.

Mike Lofgren ·


The Congressman From Hell Is a Symptom of Our Rotten Political System

Decades of disdain for politics as a civic calling means we get the politicians we deserve.

Mike Lofgren ·

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