The Anderson Files

Death cult or survival in a better world

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The president’s statements this morning encourage illegal and dangerous acts. He is putting millions of people in danger of contracting COVID-19. His...

Misinformation during the coronavirus pandemic

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The Trump years have been a long, bad LSD trip directed by David Lynch. Then COVID-19 arrived and we feel like lonely...

Coronavirus and big change

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No more criticism. That was the message of U.S. Surgeon General Jerome Adams to journalists. He castigated them for their coverage of...

Is Bernie a socialist, a commie or just a New Deal...

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Back in 2016, it seemed unlikely that Bernie Sanders would win the Democratic nomination, much less the presidency. So there wasn’t as...

Big change or stability?

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Democrats are divided over whether to support a presidential candidate who proposes big structural change for the working class majority or a...

Wrecking homeowners’ American Dream

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At the recent World Economic Forum meeting in Davos, teenage climate activist Greta Thunberg told the uber-rich that they should abandon their...

Sanders, Warren and the art of media distraction

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If you follow politics regularly, you have reason to be angry about something every day. Trump deliberately provokes liberal outrage constantly with...

History has never mattered more

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The Civil War still haunts us. In our bloodiest conflict, we were confronted with dilemmas, which persist in today’s world — the...

History is in the telling

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History is not the past. It is the stories we tell about the past. How we tell these stories — triumphantly or...

The Battle in Seattle 20 years on

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Twenty years ago, activists gave us an adrenaline rush. Tens of thousands of people flooded downtown Seattle, challenging the global economic order...

Why Medicare for All is the only answer

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Under our current patchwork health care system, the United States spends many times more than other rich nations on health care administration,...

Trump and the deep state

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Trump and his defenders have claimed that he is the victim of a gigantic conspiracy by the CIA, the FBI, the NSA,...