The Anderson File

Our mirror image of ISIS

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 alt-right is invigorated

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...

Choosing terrain for activism

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

GOP racism and Trump

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...

Syria and progressives

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

Putin’s got a friend in Trump

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...

Trump, TPP and progressives

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...

Lessons from Nixon and Kent State

Tin soldiers and Nixon coming, We’re finally on our own. This summer I hear the drumming Four dead in Ohio. — Neil Young, “Ohio” Something ugly...

The legacy of Joe McCarthy lives on

Donald Trump has been compared to earlier rightwing demagogues such as Hitler, Mussolini, George Wallace and Pat Buchanan. The name of witch-hunter Senator Joe...

Trump exposes liberal ignorance of the working class

The working class is invisible in this country much of the time. But in election years, the white folks in this demographic are discussed...

The doublespeak of The Donald

Many in the mainstream media talk about how similar Donald Trump and Bernie Sanders are. Supposedly they are both “anti-establishment” populist candidates who are...

A global New Deal

The two major parties will have to change, or they are likely to be changed by voters who have had enough,” the Reverend Jesse...
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