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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

 

Want Socialism? Try the US Military

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

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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.

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Liz Cheney: And Thus, the Revolution Devours Its Children

At some point, the GOP will use bullets rather than ballots.

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John Boehner: The Man of the House Never Did Man Up

Beneath his blustering pretense of candor, the former Republican House Speaker is as craven and self-serving as ever.

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Wait, Don't Tell Me: The Capitol Riot Was Yet Another "Intelligence Failure"

This is Washington's go-to excuse for basic failures of policy, but we should not tolerate it any longer.

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The Right Devolves From J.S. Bach to Skinhead Rock

How conservatives fell in love with trash culture, and why it reflects their rage.

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The Electoral College Is Far Worse Than You Think

Majority disenfranchisement isn't its only flaw; it allows fanatical splinter groups to decide elections.

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A Layman’s Guide to Spotting Sedition, Treason, and Lunacy in General

The words people speak have consequences—but maybe not what you think.

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