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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

 

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 ·


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 ·

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