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The Anderson File

Fracking: Too late for ‘small and easy progress’

Across the globe, the movement to ban fracking is growing. France, Germany, Scotland, Ireland and the Netherlands have stopped this dangerous practice. So have...

Helping heal the wounds of division

The massive 10-part PBS documentary series on the Vietnam War by Ken Burns and Lynn Novick starts by saying the war  was “begun in...

Bernie’s foreign policy looking better everyday

Filmmaker Michael Moore says Trump “will take us to war.” He’s afraid that centrist liberals and the mainstream media will support him like they...

Fascism, American style

Racially tinged fear mongering about crime was crucial for Donald Trump’s campaign and now his presidency. In his inaugural address, Trump talked about how...

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...
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