The Anderson File

Sorry, we created a world dumb enough for Trump

Hurricane Trump presents us with a peculiar sort of national emergency. Every day, the Bullshitter-in-Chief deploys a blizzard of lies, half-truths, conspiracy theories and...

Fighting for more than just the next step

In a dark and perilous time, a politically diverse resistance has arisen to fight the Republicans who control all three branches of the federal...

The devil is in the details

When he was on the campaign trail, Donald Trump denounced “free” trade agreements, promising something “much better” for working people than the North American...

Time for the next step in health care

We have been told over and over that the United States has the best health care system on the planet. This notion is contradicted...

A reason for hope

While the media’s attention has been focused on the Trump circus, an impressive number of progressives have been winning local races around the country....

Paul Ryan wants all of us to live in Kansas

House Speaker Paul Ryan wants his trickle-down tax “reform” passed this year. Speaking before the National Association of  Manufacturers (NAM) annual convention recently, he said, ...

Infrastructure for the 1 percent

The American Society of Civil Engineers grades our national infrastructure a D-plus. We desperately need to modernize our roads, bridges, schoolhouses, railways, airports and...

Russia: How it got where it is and where it’s going

Russia, Russia, Russia. Every day brings new stories of intrigue involving Russia and Trump. But there isn’t too much in the mainstream media about...

What Republicans have proposed isn’t health care

The battle over health care is literally a life and death struggle. In a piece in the Washington Post, doctors David Himmelstein and Steffie...

Laugh, don’t fight

On April 15, a distinctly disturbing event took place in Berkeley, California. Several hundred proto-fascists gathered in a downtown park. They were armed and...

May Day is still relevant

With total control of the federal government, Trump and the Republicans have encountered remarkably massive resistance as they begin to roll back decades of...

What we need to learn from Viking economics

In these days of Trumpian madness, George Lakey offers hope for progressives looking for strategies of social change. He has written a wonderful book...
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