America’s Nationalism

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by Paul R. Pillar At a recent campaign rally in Houston, Donald Trump broke a linguistic taboo by calling himself, loudly and proudly, a “nationalist.” Leaders of major American political parties generally have avoided applying that term to themselves, no… Continue Reading  

Words Matter, Mr. President

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by Amb. Dennis Jett Eleven people died on Saturday. And while the President of the United States and his supporters will vehemently deny it, he is partially to blame. The eleven were riddled with bullets while I was sitting at… Continue Reading  

Why Is the Radical Right Still Winning?

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by John Feffer Less than a month ago, the candidate leading in the polls in the Brazilian presidential election was a jailed ex-politician who technically couldn’t even run for office. It gets even weirder. Brazilian voters have put corruption near… Continue Reading  

Who’s the Real Maverick: McCain or Trump?

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by John Feffer John McCain was an American politician. That sums up his best and worst qualities. He was not a maverick. As a rather conventional politician, he wasn’t even particularly courageous or much of a straight talker. He represented… Continue Reading  

Demography Is Not a Threat

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by Mitchell Plitnick Last week, just ahead of the failed “Unite the Right” rally in Washington, Fox News commentator Laura Ingraham spewed some venomous anti-immigrant statements. She said that “in major parts of the country, it does seem that the… Continue Reading