The Anderson Files

Strike wave may be the beginning of something big

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"There’s a new strike wave happening now," says Alexander Colvin, the dean of Cornell's School of Industrial and Labor Relations. The discontent...

The free market fascist assassination on D.C.’s Embassy Row

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When the U.S. was attacked on September 11, 2001, people in Chile remembered another 9/11 in 1973. That's when Chile's democratically elected...

Did a CU prof almost spark an American coup d’etat?

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In August 2020, John Eastman published an op-ed in Newsweek suggesting that Kamala Harris might be unqualified to be vice president because...

Creating alternative realities to justify forever wars and overthrowing democracy

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On the morning of September 11, 2001, I was a little late leaving for work. As I passed a motel on the...

Dishonest trashing of Biden amid imperial delusions of grandeur

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In 2020, the three major TV networks, CBS, ABC, and NBC, devoted only five minutes to Afghanistan, according to the Tyndall Report....

Progressive hope amid fears of autocracy and fascism

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After the Senate Democrats recently passed the $3.5 trillion budget resolution, California Congress member Ro Khanna told Democracy Now! that it was...

Disturbing questions about Jan. 6 insurrection and law enforcement

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A Republican congressman has described the Jan. 6 Capitol Hill insurrection as a “normal tourist visit.” During the opening hearing of the...

The hidden history of U.S.-Cuban relationship

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It was a turning point. Beginning in 2013, the U.S. and Cuba began secret talks in Canada and Vatican City. In...

India Walton and the promise of democratic socialism

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These days, Republican leaders are labeling most ideas or policies that Democrats advocate as “socialist.” This is a decades-old attack but...

Pushing for Medicare expansion and social transformation

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In the 2020 Democratic Party primaries, the progressive wing won on the issues. Most Americans support Medicare for All, a Green New...

How Trumpers learned to love Myanmar’s fascist coup

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In March, the U.S. House of Representatives passed a resolution that censured the fascist military coup in Myanmar (or Burma) by...

A new reality for Israelis, Palestinians and U.S. politics

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The Israel-Palestine conflict is frequently portrayed as an eternal Hatfields versus McCoys dispute. There is calm now after the fighting.