The Anderson Files

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. 

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)...