The Anderson File

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...

The Bernie revolution rolls on

In a volatile and anxious time when people’s lives are being upended, cautious middle-of-the-roaders fail to inspire while those who propose big alternative visions...

Not-so-innocent hyperbole

Only 11 percent of the media coverage of the 2016 presidential primaries dealt with the candidates’ policy positions, leadership abilities and professional histories according...

Trump’s Bizarro World

In the 1960s, DC introduced “Bizarro World” in their Superman comic books. It is the fictional planet of “htraE” (“Earth” spelled backwards) where everything...

Public banking in North Dakota

North Dakota is one of the three most conservative states in the United States, according to Gallup. Wyoming is number one, with self-identified conservatives...

Triptych and Trump

The uproar over Russian meddling in the U.S. election diverts our attention from the larger phenomenon of Russia’s support for far right movements in...

Trump, Israel and the Palestinians

On Dec. 23, the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) adopted Resolution 2334, which declared that Israeli settlements in the West Bank and East Jerusalem...

A familiar path to fascism

Donald Trump is the first major party presidential nominee to provoke widespread discussion about whether he is a fascist. It is a question raised...

Castro’s Cuba: The good and the bad

When Fidel Castro died, conservatives told us that he was a uniquely horrible dictator. These are the same people who have defended U.S. support...
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