The Anderson Files

Democrats become the progressive family values party

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"Other countries have social safety nets. The U.S. has women.” — sociologist Jessica Calarco Many Republicans went full-tilt culture...

GOP plutocrats’ phony culture war against big business

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The marriage between the Republican Party and big business is shattering, according to many breathless news stories. “My advice to the corporate...

Lesson after Amazon union defeat: Keep fighting

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The union defeat at a giant Amazon warehouse in Bessemer, Alabama, was a big blow to the labor movement. Unfortunately, it...

How gun rights helped mainstream neo-fascists

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As we anticipate the end of the pandemic, things are starting to get back to “normal.” What does that mean? In...

How the Green New Deal wins

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This month, the U.S. House passed the most comprehensive pro-labor legislation since the 1930s. The PRO (Protecting the Right to Organize)...

Social solidarity or culture war

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We are supposed to be in the middle of a “culture war” but it is really a conflict about how we define...

What did Kevin McCarthy know and when did he know it?

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It’s too early to know the impact of Trump’s second impeachment trial. Many millions watched it on TV, but the size of...

Can democracy survive if political violence is normalized?

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When White House press secretary Jen Psaki was asked about the Georgia GOP Congresswoman Marjorie Taylor Greene, she declined to offer any...

Ignored warnings of a premature DHS anti-fascist

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In 1936, a fascist general named Francisco Franco staged an uprising against a democratically elected progressive government in Spain. Mussolini’s Italy and...

The for-profit barbarity of mercenary Erik Prince

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Donald Trump violated the U.S. government’s “obligations under international law” when he pardoned American mercenaries Nicholas Slatten, Paul Slough, Evan Liberty and...

Biden and the working class

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“Democrats don’t know how to talk... the Democratic Party as a constellation is a victim of its own high-mindedness, its own sense...

After defeat, far right contemplates insurrection

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Back in August, I was startled to read a lengthy New York Times article — “Body Bags and Enemy Lists: How Far-Right...