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‘A Pipeline Straight to Jail’


This repost of a 2015 column tells the story of Boris Franklin, who was caught up in a system that destroys millions of Americans, often people of color. He is now a free man and studying at Rutgers.

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We Can’t Fight Climate Change if We Keep Lying to Ourselves


It is only when we face the bleak future before us that we can begin to use the words “hope” and “resistance.”

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The Age of Anger


Many among the billions of humans cast aside by modernity, denied access to the prosperity, freedom and stability enjoyed by global elites, have risen in fury to extract vengeance against those who betrayed them. 

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Antonio Gramsci and the Battle Against Fascism


The political philosopher’s condemnation of capitalism and his opposition to Mussolini have a special resonance in our time.

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The Death of the Republic


The despotic forces that destroyed ancient Rome and other empires are destroying us. And removing Trump would not halt the disintegration.

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Trump Is the Symptom, Not the Disease


Demagogues rise up in failed states that destroy their own democratic institutions and the rule of law. What is done to the populations we allow to be demonized will be done to all of us. (Includes interview with Mumia Abu-Jamal.)

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Going to the Daytime Emmys


The soap operas of 2017 are quaint anachronisms: Who needs “make believe” when the news and the nation’s political and cultural life are saturated with tawdry melodrama?

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Reign of Idiots


Heading the mindless generals, economists, bankers and politicians is the King of the Idiots, who victimizes the mass of Americans between tweets.

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Terrorizing the Vulnerable


Undocumented people are living in fear as the Trump administration accelerates arrests under a brutal policy whose “family values” call for ripping families apart.

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A Nation of the Walking Dead


Donald Trump mastered the techniques of turning desperate gamblers at his casinos into zombies, techniques he used to become president.

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