The Anderson File

What would Molly do?

These days, I wonder what Molly Ivins would think of today’s politics. Those of us who were fans called her Molly even if we...

Housing is a human right

Housing is really the foundation of so many of our social structures and without it, people just can’t succeed.” — Cathy Alderman of the...

Building a global progressive network to combat fascism

We are witnessing an explosive revival of the far right across the globe. It is happening in Europe, Latin America, Russia, the Middle East...

Time to re-evaluate Saudi relationship

Mister Bone Saw. That’s what many people around the world are calling Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman (or MBS). Growing evidence from various...

Organized labor; our sanity depends on it

Across the country, Democratic candidates ran on much more progressive platforms this year as compared to the last three election cycles, according to an...

The stench of fascism

It’s no longer possible to ignore the stench of fascism. After a Trump worshipper attempted to assassinate numerous prominent targets of the president’s ire,...

Fighting solves everything?

There is a rising wave of far right ultra-nationalist movements around the world. We’ve found that America is just as vulnerable as any other...

Beware the one-party autocracy

The Republicans control all of the elected branches of the federal government, but they play the victim. There is a good reason for that....

Another reason to vote

The tide is turning. Donald Trump’s popularity is sinking fast, and it looks like the Democrats may win control of the U.S. House and...

UMAS remains as important as ever as it turns 50

Whenever the topic of civil rights is discussed, the conversation almost always revolves around relations between whites and African Americans. It is interesting that...

The long shadow of 1968

In 1968, the world turned upside down. There was political upheaval on all continents. Rebellions were almost entirely unplanned and unorganized. Popular historian Mark...

How U.S. rightwingers learned to love Putin

Millions of Republicans either support or don’t give a damn about Russian interference in the midterm elections this year. According to a Yahoo Finance/SurveyMonkey poll...
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