The Anderson Files

Pandemic profiteering

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More than 200,000 Americans have died from COVID-19 and more than 32 million have lost their jobs. During the first quarter of...

Medicare for All is a solution for the pandemic crisis

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It gets tiresome staying at home (if you are able to) or wearing a mask and social distancing when encountering other humans....

Can decency beat depravity?

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Every 80 seconds, someone in America dies from COVID-19. Across the world, people are horrified by the American response to the pandemic....

Biden and a progressive future

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Hope just means another world is possible, not promised, not guaranteed. Hope calls for action; action is impossible without hope. — Rebecca...

Fascist spectacle on the American democratic stage

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In 2017, Trump’s political strategist Steve Bannon called Robert Kuttner out of the blue about forming an “economic nationalist” alliance of the...

The untold story of Mexico’s COVID-19 strikes

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Let me introduce you to Susana Prieto, a hero of the pandemic you haven’t heard about. She is a longtime Mexican labor...

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...