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Army Gen. Mark A. Milley, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, and Secretary of Defense Mark T. Esper

The Enemy Within: Behind the Right-Wing Attack on the “Woke Military”

by George Black | Aug 22, 2022 | Politics

(This article is Part One of our two-part series on the far right’s campaign to discredit the current military leadership, establish control over the armed forces, and elect extremist ex-military candidates to public office – Ed.) “To me this is personal. I first swore an oath to support and defend the Constitution against enemies foreign […]

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Washington, DC - January 6, 2021: Pro-Trump protester with Christian Cross seen during rally around at Capitol building

Paranoia on Parade: How Goldbugs, Libertarians and Religious Extremists Brought America to the Brink

by Dave Troy | Jun 27, 2022 | Economy, Politics

Listen to “Paranoia on Parade”, a 3-part audio podcast with commentary from author Dave Troy, Jack Bryan, director of the 2018 film “Active Measures,” and Hamilton Fish, Editor of The Washington Spectator (links below). (Complete Bibliography and Endnotes for Paranoia on Parade can be found in this post following the conclusion of the article.) “We […]

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Woman at a labor union protest holding a sign that says, "Support Amazon Workers"

75 Years of Republican Hostility Toward Workers: From Taft-Hartley to Today

by Steven Pressman | Jun 22, 2022 | Economy

In an iconic scene from the film Norma Rae, Sally Field—playing the eponymous title character—writes “UNION” on a piece of cardboard and holds it aloft in the plant that employed her. She has just been fired for copying a flyer to use as evidence of illegal actions to thwart unionization. Following a movie-appropriate period of […]

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Woman in a grocery store walking by the refrigerated section full of eggs and milk.

Will Inflation Crush the Biden Presidency?

by Steven Pressman | May 3, 2022 | Economy

Inflation has reached its highest level in 40 years—7 percent in 2021 and still rising. Concurrently, President Biden’s approval rating has dropped from 53 percent on Inauguration Day to 40 percent in late February before Russia invaded Ukraine. (By late March, it was 42 percent, and it has remained at this level through the first […]

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Crowd outside a building with a banner of Erdogan

The Threat Over Free Political Debate in Turkey

by Alexandra de Cramer | Mar 16, 2022 | Politics

When Turkey’s political elite square off next year in the country’s general election, one element of the democratic process is almost certain to be absent: political debates. The televised airing of ideas and differences, ubiquitous in many Western democracies, has not been a feature of Turkish politics since President Recep Tayyip Erdogan was first elected […]

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Listen to “Paranoia on Parade”, a 3-part audio podcast with commentary from author Dave Troy, Jack Bryan, director of the 2018 film “Active Measures," and Hamilton Fish, Editor of The Washington Spectator.

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