Donald Trump, Brett Kavanaugh and the path to Neoliberal Fascism

Brett Kavanaugh’s confirmation is not an isolated event, and in the current historical moment has dark meaning by HENRY A. GIROUX Salon Oct 10, 2018 In in the darkest of times, we have the right to some illumination. ~ Hannah Arendt The threads of a general political and ideological crisis run deep in American history, and with … Continue reading Donald Trump, Brett Kavanaugh and the path to Neoliberal Fascism

Billionaire-Funded Fascism Is Rising in America

The billionaire fascists are coming for your Social Security, Medicare, and Medicaid. And they’re openly bragging about it. by Thom Hartmann Independent Media Institute October 19, 2018 Right after Trump’s election, back in December of 2016, Newt Gingrich openly bragged at the Heritage Foundation that the Trump administration and Republicans in Congress were going to “break out … Continue reading Billionaire-Funded Fascism Is Rising in America

How Fascism Works: the Politics of Us and Them and its Normalization

(Editor's note: see our series on the Conservative Moral Hierarchy and notice how much overlap there is between what Stanley calls fascism and Lakoff calls the CMH. Also please see our Word of the Day Series The "F" Word: What is Fascism?) On Trump and the Rise of Fascism Across the Globe Democracy Now! October 11, … Continue reading How Fascism Works: the Politics of Us and Them and its Normalization

Psyched at The American Psychological Association

A trip to the convention of the APA revealed an attempt to get back into Guantanamo, after a scandal with the CIA and Pentagon, and a profession that is enamored with its own power, reports Michael Brenner. By Michael Brenner Consortium News October 19, 2018 A convention of professional specialists is always revelatory – if not always … Continue reading Psyched at The American Psychological Association

Why are we mostly ignoring the climate crisis? The message is wrong

Decades of doom-mongering haven’t stopped global warming. This a story about people, not numbers. Sunny Hundal Open Democracy 15 October 2018 My wife asked last week whether climate change means it’s not worth having children. She was only half joking. She had asked me what the IPCC report was about and I said something like: … Continue reading Why are we mostly ignoring the climate crisis? The message is wrong

The Lies We Tell Ourselves

The Democrats' Left Turn by Thomas B Edsall New York Times Oct 18, 2018 Today, we're going to skip the foreplay. Here's the money shot: "The dominant role of well-educated, relatively upscale white Democrats in moving the party to the left reflects the declining role of the working class in shaping the party’s ideology." Upscale … Continue reading The Lies We Tell Ourselves