Donald Trump is the product of a childhood immersed in White racist nationalism, hyper-masculinist misogyny, and the sneering elitism of the wealthiest 1%. His years as a teenager at New York Military Academy honed his authoritarianism and militarism.
ENEMY OF THE PEOPLE: AN INDICTED JOURNALIST REFLECTS ON CONSPIRACY IN TODAY’S AMERICA
His actions consisted of walking, wearing black and being a witness to history as a freelance journalist. Yet, a few months later, and despite having no clear evidence of such crimes, federal prosecutors slammed him with eight felony charges including conspiracy to riot and property damage.
MUCH LOVE AND GRIM SOLIDARITY: BAYNARD WOODS TAKES STOCK IN THE LAST DEMOCRACY IN CRISIS COLUMN
Now, more than 70 columns later, either that has changed, or I was wrong-headed from the start. The Trump regime has taken up so much air from every other story that, while it is wildly important and has implications everywhere, I believe that each of these papers is better served following up on the way Trump’s policies affect their local communities.
DEMOCRACY IN CRISIS: ALT-RIGHT SECOND ACTS
America loves to give racists second chances, so don’t count the alt-right out
THE REAL RESISTANCE: FINDING THE HEROES IN THE GLOBAL FIGHT AGAINST FASCISM
Like American Nazis, the Golden Dawn fascists claim they are being prosecuted for their ideas—“free speech,” as Richard Spencer and his racist comrades have put it.
DEMOCRACY IN CRISIS: STRANGE TIMES
All things point toward an even more racist Republican future
DEMOCRACY IN CRISIS: WHERE THE HECK IS KEKISTAN?
How have Pepe-posting meme warriors responded to real violence?
AMERICAN BANDSTAND: A CALL ‘TO BETTER BALANCE FIRST AMENDMENT RIGHTS WITH SECURITY NEEDS’
Among the many to weigh in on these issues, the New England First Amendment Coalition (NEFAC) has released a compelling statement... It’s on the money, and so informative and forward-looking that we thought it was our duty to excerpt it here...
DEMOCRACY IN CRISIS: THE CENTER CANNOT HOLD
The line connecting Yeats to Didion to us: The center cannot hold. The election should have shown us that clearly. The majority lost and we elected an authoritarian entirely uninterested in compromise.
HOW THE MEDIA FOLLOWED TRUMP IN COVERING #FIGHTSUPREMACY
Commercial media needed to pin a medal on somebody, and that person wasn’t going to come from any of the many groups that peaceably managed tens of thousands of people.