The Anderson Files

Trump, TPP and progressives

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Donald Trump is portrayed in the mainstream media as the primary critic of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP). This is ironic since the coalition against...

Putin’s got a friend in Trump

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The Trump-Putin controversies have stirred memories of the Cold War. But the world has changed. The Soviet Union was a peculiar animal. The regime emerged from...

Syria and progressives

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Earlier this year, scholar and journalist Idrees Ahmad penned a scathing piece on Medium.com entitled “Aleppo is our Guernica  —  and some are cheering...

GOP racism and Trump

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Donald Trump’s zigzags on race can be confusing. He holds a polite, presidential-style press conference with the president of Mexico and then goes to...

Choosing terrain for activism

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What if America had a parliamentary system? What if we got rid of the presidency and the Senate and turned the House of Representatives...

The alt-right is invigorated

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Recently, former CNN anchor Soledad O’Brien said the network and other news outlets are “normalizing” white supremacists in their coverage of Donald Trump. Hillary...

Our mirror image of ISIS

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This election year has been so peculiar that it is easy to overlook some unusual events. At the United Nations, a prominent official lambasted a...

The world will miss Tom Hayden

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Whatever the future holds and as satisfying as my life is today,” Tom Hayden wrote in his 1988 memoir, “I miss the ’60s and...

You want it, you got it

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Many Americans wanted big change this year. A majority of voters in a nationwide Election Day exit poll by Reuters/Ipsos agreed that “America needs...

Is this an extinction-level event for American labor?

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The labor movement has been reviving in recent years but now it faces stormy weather with the presidency, the Congress and the Supreme Court...

Castro’s Cuba: The good and the bad

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When Fidel Castro died, conservatives told us that he was a uniquely horrible dictator. These are the same people who have defended U.S. support...

A familiar path to fascism

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Donald Trump is the first major party presidential nominee to provoke widespread discussion about whether he is a fascist. It is a question raised...