Churchill on Democracy: Lessons for Today

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by Larry Garber Five years ago, during a previous government shutdown, I used my downtime to research one of the most frequently cited quotes about democracy, which I then shared with a small group of friends and colleagues. Given the… Continue Reading  

Will Trump Rule by Decree?

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by John Feffer The Republican Party, since its takeover by Reaganauts in the 1980s, has long favored shrinking the federal government to the point at which it can be “drowned in the bathtub,” to use Grover Norquist’s colorful phrase. Tax… Continue Reading  

Peak Trump

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by John Feffer As he nears the end of his second year in office, Donald Trump has reached the high point of his influence and power.

America’s Mixed Messages

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by Karen J. Greenberg I grew up in New London, Connecticut, watching many a military ship float by my window. New London was home to the Coast Guard Academy and sat across the river from a U.S. Navy submarine base.… Continue Reading  

Minimal Media Attention Helped Sink Crucial Climate Initiatives

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by Justin Anderson Climate change took a backseat to other issues in this year’s midterm elections, and humanity may end up paying the price. The majority of climate change-related ballot measures failed, many climate deniers in the Republican party won… Continue Reading