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Thousands Rally in NYC to Declare 'I Am A Muslim Too'
New Yorkers expressed solidarity and unity with Muslims in wake of president's travel ban
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Donald Trump has allowed the nation's wealthiest and powerful forces to effectively succeed in killing off the middlemen they once had to bribe to influence or curry favors. Now, they sit directly in the government's top positions. Views
Is Trump’s Billionaire Cabinet Actually A Closet Full of Fascists?
Will the end result of the experiment in American democracy turn out to be a totalitarian, authoritarian state—modern fascism?
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Dark Threads of Immigration in America
For those who say “This is not who we are,” well, look again. It all seems to be exactly who we are and have been. President Donald Trump’s executive order banning travelers, immigrants and refugees from seven predominantly Muslim countries is only the latest twist of dark threads that have always...
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Trump’s ‘Muslim Ban’ Disrespects the Constitution
In explaining how he would ensure that Muslim immigrants do not pose a threat to Americans, Donald Trump has said repeatedly that his administration would subject people seeking to enter the country to “extreme vetting.” Upon examining the language of the order, it is unclear if the president...
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The Goldman Sachs Effect: How a Bank Conquered Washington
Irony isn’t a concept with which President Donald J. Trump is familiar. In his Inaugural Address, having nominated the wealthiest cabinet in American history, he proclaimed, “For too long, a small group in our nation's capital has reaped the rewards of government while the people have borne the...
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American Fascist
I have watched, listened to, and read many commentaries on the inaugural address but so far none of the mainstream pundits have used the one word that best identifies Donald Trump: fascist. The United States is not Weimar Germany. Our economic problems are nowhere as bad as those in Depression-era...
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Gingrich Renews the Right’s Declaration of War on Age of Roosevelt
Seventy-five years ago this past January, President Franklin Delano Roosevelt went before Congress and the American people to declare that a generation’s “rendezvous with destiny” had come, that the Nazis, Fascists, and Imperialists would strike without warning and Americans had to not only ready...
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Sham Populism, Shameless Plutocracy
In a speech at the Heritage Foundation last week, former House speaker Newt Gingrich portrayed President-elect Donald Trump’s incoming administration as a historic moment for conservatism. “This is the third great effort to break out of the Franklin Delano Roosevelt model” of government, he said ,...
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Yes, the Democratic Party Did Abandon the Working Class
It's not as if the Democratic Party was ever "the party of the people" — at least not in the mystical sense depicted by both party loyalists and some on the left who are nostalgic for the liberal tradition established by Franklin Roosevelt and carried forward by Lyndon Johnson. But the party was,...
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Trump Isn’t Hitler. But We Should Act Like He Is.
Trumpism is a new phenomenon in our country’s history—our stance must be one of resistance and opposition
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