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Road Map for a Constitutional Coup: The Republican Plan for Legislative Nullification of the Popular Vote for President

by Jonathan M. Winer | Oct 4, 2021 | Elections, Politics

It has now become clear that the efforts of Donald Trump and his supporters to overturn the 2020 elections were a multi-front attack. The newest revelations have further detailed the scheme devised by conservative lawyer John Eastman to convince Vice President Pence to overturn the election results on January 6, 2021, the day the House […]

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The Summers of Our Discontent: An Inflationary Folktale

by Steven Pressman | Sep 13, 2021 | Economy

Inflation is headline news for the first time in decades, and a battle is raging over whether rising prices threaten the U.S. economy. On one side are those fearing a return to 1970s double-digit inflation and advocating for slower economic growth. Combatants on the other side claim that economic growth should not be sacrificed on […]

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What’s Missing From Popular Discussions of Today’s Christian Nationalism

by Katherine Stewart | Sep 13, 2021 | Politics, Religion

If you want to know where the Republican Party is headed, you need to set aside your assumptions and simply listen to what its leaders and activists say—especially when they’re talking amongst themselves. As a reporter and author on the religious right beat over the past dozen years, I’ve made a point of attending such […]

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What Caused My Cancer? Radioactive Isotope in Baby Teeth May Be a Clue

by Joseph Mangano | Sep 8, 2021 | Health, Politics

Carolyn Schulte remembers the events of early 1972. She was 12 years old and finishing the sixth grade in a St. Louis suburb. Her dad was a dentist, as was her grandfather and great-uncle. Her mom stayed home to manage the house and raise her and her brother, John, then age 10. John began to […]

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None Dare Call It “Fascism.” Why Not?

by Mark Green | Sep 3, 2021 | Opinion, Politics

While Republicans routinely call Democrats “Marxists,” it’s been taboo for Democrats and the American mainstream media to brand Trump and his followers “fascists.” Why is that? The F-word is widely considered over-the-top name-calling, too redolent of Hitler, and risks triggering white-right Twitter trolls or even vigilantism . . . as Democrats instead usually confine their critique of the right […]

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