The Anderson Files

Trump, Israel and the Palestinians

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On Dec. 23, the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) adopted Resolution 2334, which declared that Israeli settlements in the West Bank and East Jerusalem...

Triptych and Trump

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The uproar over Russian meddling in the U.S. election diverts our attention from the larger phenomenon of Russia’s support for far right movements in...

Public banking in North Dakota

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North Dakota is one of the three most conservative states in the United States, according to Gallup. Wyoming is number one, with self-identified conservatives...

Trump’s Bizarro World

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In the 1960s, DC introduced “Bizarro World” in their Superman comic books. It is the fictional planet of “htraE” (“Earth” spelled backwards) where everything...

Not-so-innocent hyperbole

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Only 11 percent of the media coverage of the 2016 presidential primaries dealt with the candidates’ policy positions, leadership abilities and professional histories according...

The Bernie revolution rolls on

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In a volatile and anxious time when people’s lives are being upended, cautious middle-of-the-roaders fail to inspire while those who propose big alternative visions...

What we need to learn from Viking economics

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In these days of Trumpian madness, George Lakey offers hope for progressives looking for strategies of social change. He has written a wonderful book...

May Day is still relevant

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With total control of the federal government, Trump and the Republicans have encountered remarkably massive resistance as they begin to roll back decades of...

Laugh, don’t fight

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On April 15, a distinctly disturbing event took place in Berkeley, California. Several hundred proto-fascists gathered in a downtown park. They were armed and...

What Republicans have proposed isn’t health care

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The battle over health care is literally a life and death struggle. In a piece in the Washington Post, doctors David Himmelstein and Steffie...

Russia: How it got where it is and where it’s going

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Russia, Russia, Russia. Every day brings new stories of intrigue involving Russia and Trump. But there isn’t too much in the mainstream media about...

Infrastructure for the 1 percent

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The American Society of Civil Engineers grades our national infrastructure a D-plus. We desperately need to modernize our roads, bridges, schoolhouses, railways, airports and...