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Category: Election 2016

What Americans Really Believe

by Roger Smith | Jan 12, 2017 | Election 2016, Politics

Since the dawn of the internet and the concurrent surge of Fox News and right-wing talk radio, the various forces on America’s right and far right have cleverly and disingenuously labeled themselves “conservatives.” They have then successfully cemented two “big lies” in the consciousness of a majority of the American public: first, that the media […]

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How Trump Ruined Christmas

by Hamilton Fish | Dec 28, 2016 | Election 2016, Politics

I vowed to create a Trump-free space on Christmas day, to nurture the holiday spirit and to get out from under the toxic presence of everything associated with the President-elect. In this regard I found I was at least partly aligned with most Americans…

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Nader on Corporate Power in the Age of Trump

by Michael Payne | Dec 20, 2016 | Election 2016, Politics

Author Michael Payne interviewed Ralph Nader about Breaking Through Power and the future of the progressive movement. You can read that discussion here.   The end of the Bernie Sanders presidential campaign left many progressives wondering, “What now?” With the exception of a small minority of holdouts, most Sanders supporters went over to Hillary Clinton. […]

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Organization Man

by Michael Payne | Dec 20, 2016 | Election 2016, Politics

At the conclusion of an September 26–29 “Breaking Through Power” conference in Washington, D.C., Michael Payne asked the event’s sponsor, Ralph Nader, about prospects for building a progressive movement. The brief interview was edited for length and clarity. You can also read Payne’s full dispatch from the conference here.   There was a lot of […]

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A Beer Hall Putsch in an Italian Restaurant

by Hannah Gais | Dec 6, 2016 | Election 2016

“The Alt-Right has been declared the winner. The Alt-Right is more deeply connected to Trumpian populism than the ‘conservative movement,’” Richard Spencer tweeted as the election results rolled in on November 8. “We’re the establishment now.” The loosely organized, yet newly emboldened, white nationalist coalition Spencer lays claim to as president and director of the […]

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