The Anderson File

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...

Follow Trump’s money

Almost certainly, we are in the middle of the biggest political scandal in American history. After Trump’s obsequious performance in Helsinki, it feels like...

‘Socialism’ is no longer a dirty word

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez didn’t expect to become a “Democratic giant slayer” as the New York Times would call her. The 28-year-old bartender and waitress from...

Paying attention

Trump may not have seemed like a “normal” Republican when he ran for president, but he now has a 90 percent job approval rating...

A new Poor People’s Campaign

Fifty years ago in January 1968, Martin Luther King, Jr. and his Southern Christian Leadership Conference launched the Poor People’s Campaign to protest the...

Oliver North, the NRA’s new poster boy

Oliver North recently became the president of the National Rifle Association (NRA). The organization’s CEO, Wayne LaPierre, said North “is a legendary warrior for...

Climate change, the GOP and Trump

The Republican Party is “the most dangerous organization in world history,” argues Noam Chomsky. The GOP controls the entire national government — executive, legislative and...

We can’t deny the similarities

It is dismaying how much Donald Trump and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu are alike. That was the main theme at the 10th anniversary...

Middle East meltdown

The illegal airstrikes by the United States, Britain and France seem to be more of a publicity stunt to demonstrate the moral virtue of...

Moving left

The Intercept said it was “a remarkable display of grassroots power.” In These Times said it was “the most radical development yet” in the...
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