The Anderson Files

Black lives, the pandemic and unions

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The gruesome and public extra-judicial murder of George Floyd by a Minneapolis cop sparked a gigantic wave of protests, which surprised everyone....

Police reform and the rebirth of hope

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Multi-racial crowds of people are rallying across the country in the middle of a pandemic against police violence. The...

Rage, despair, hopelessness… and the election

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We are sick and tired of being sick and tired. — Mississippi civil rights leader Fannie Lou Hammer  In...

Self-deception and hidden agendas during the pandemic

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The pandemic is challenging governments around the world. However, the Trump administration’s response stands out as monumentally incompetent and corrupt. There was...

Good and bad COVID-19 news

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These days, people are searching the internet for good news. Journalists are searching for silver linings when writing about the COVID-19 pandemic....

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...