The Anderson Files

Big change or stability?

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Democrats are divided over whether to support a presidential candidate who proposes big structural change for the working class majority or a...

Wrecking homeowners’ American Dream

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At the recent World Economic Forum meeting in Davos, teenage climate activist Greta Thunberg told the uber-rich that they should abandon their...

Sanders, Warren and the art of media distraction

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If you follow politics regularly, you have reason to be angry about something every day. Trump deliberately provokes liberal outrage constantly with...

History has never mattered more

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The Civil War still haunts us. In our bloodiest conflict, we were confronted with dilemmas, which persist in today’s world — the...

History is in the telling

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History is not the past. It is the stories we tell about the past. How we tell these stories — triumphantly or...

The Battle in Seattle 20 years on

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Twenty years ago, activists gave us an adrenaline rush. Tens of thousands of people flooded downtown Seattle, challenging the global economic order...

Why Medicare for All is the only answer

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Under our current patchwork health care system, the United States spends many times more than other rich nations on health care administration,...

Trump and the deep state

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Trump and his defenders have claimed that he is the victim of a gigantic conspiracy by the CIA, the FBI, the NSA,...

U.S. being treated like a developing nation

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You know the old story of U.S.-based multinational corporations moving plants to the developing world, where they have a more “business-friendly,”...

Trump destroyed the Rojava project

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When Turkey invaded Syria, there was almost universal condemnation across the political spectrum. But the most unique protesters are the anarchists...

Trump lives in shadow of Watergate

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Recently, long-time investigative reporter Jefferson Morley authored an eye-opening piece in The New Republic entitled “Democrats Are Trapped in Trump’s ‘Deep State’...

YIMBYs and housing justice

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If you spend more than 30% of your income on housing, the federal government says you are “cost-burdened.” You are paying too...