Corporations Step Up to Punish Republicans

Jan 15, 2021

Perhaps the most surprising outcome of the Capitol riots has been the reaction of corporate donors to the funding of political campaigns. These locomotives of democracy are suddenly unhappy. The shame that now stains the doubly impeached Donald Trump has shaken and apparently cracked what had...

America: Motherhood, Apple Pie and the Mob
Jan 15, 2021

America: Motherhood, Apple Pie and the Mob

Who Owns Susan Collins’ Brain?
Jan 14, 2021

Who Owns Susan Collins’ Brain?

Trump’s Impeachment Should Be Just the Beginning
Jan 14, 2021

Trump’s Impeachment Should Be Just the Beginning

Recruiting an Army for a Civil War

Recruiting an Army for a Civil War

Jan 13, 2021

Last week’s storming of the Capitol has already achieved the traumatic status of only a few other events in recent US history: the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, the assassination of President John F. Kennedy and 9/11. Its historical consequences will play out for years if not...

Flashpoint America: What the Hell Is Happening?

Flashpoint America: What the Hell Is Happening?

Jan 13, 2021

What the hell is happening in the US? Let’s rattle off some of the obvious: political intractability, sectarian entrenchment, tribal mentality, partisan violence, radicalization, conspiracy theories, reality deficits and even an attempted coup d’état. As strategic intelligence and foreign...

Who Is Nancy Pelosi Enabling?

Who Is Nancy Pelosi Enabling?

Jan 12, 2021

Along with Vice President Mike Pence, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi was one of the politicians most directly concerned by last week’s assault on Congress. Her own office was ravaged. The marauders sought her whereabouts as she was being evacuated. Assessing the damage in the aftermath of the...

Death of an Insurrection Salesman

Death of an Insurrection Salesman

Jan 11, 2021

Josh Hawley, the Republican senator from Missouri, formerly a rising star in his party, gambled dangerously with what he believed was the considerable political capital he had accumulated thanks to his image of a populist — a conservative fighting for the cause of the people. In recent weeks,...

A Perspective on America’s Imperfect Democracy

A Perspective on America’s Imperfect Democracy

Jan 11, 2021

It is a well-established fact that America, as it approaches its 245th birthday, is a divided nation. Red versus blue, conservative versus liberal, right versus left, black versus white, rich versus (a growing number of) poor, urban versus rural. Further divisions may be drawn along education,...

Visible Cracks in the New American Order

Visible Cracks in the New American Order

Jan 08, 2021

Joe Biden has now officially been designated the 46th president of the United States. He dislodged the quintessential political misfit, Donald Trump, who, before belatedly agreeing to “an orderly transition,” had engaged in a truly Satanic battle to overpower the institutions he was elected to...

It’s Time to Put Guardrails in Place in Washington

It’s Time to Put Guardrails in Place in Washington

Jan 08, 2021

Americans have historically been fond of pounding their chests when proclaiming US “exceptionalism,” believing that what happens elsewhere in the world doesn’t happen here. That was until Donald Trump came steamrolling in. His supporters’ storming of the US Capitol on Wednesday was a...

For the US, Right-Wing Extremism Is Here to Stay

For the US, Right-Wing Extremism Is Here to Stay

Jan 08, 2021

Over the last three decades, globalization, ethnic diversity and social inclusion have become forefront issues in American political discourse. However, this spotlight has not come without consequence. Finding historical precedents in the Civil War and civil rights eras, today’s new progressive...

How Do You Tell an Authoritarian From a Fascist These Days?

How Do You Tell an Authoritarian From a Fascist These Days?

Recent developments in global politics, such as Donald Trump’s reelection campaign or the rise of illiberal democracies across Central and Eastern Europe, have arguably led to a misinterpretation of what many refer to as a “return of fascism.” Although authoritarian populism shares numerous...

Can Mike Pompeo Swagger His Way Into 2024 Election?

Can Mike Pompeo Swagger His Way Into 2024 Election?

Jan 05, 2021

The Daily Devil’s Dictionary has been a feature of Fair Observer for more than three years. Consistent with Fair Observer’s policy of crowd-sourced journalism, we have in the past expressed the hope that some new contributors, inspired by our example, may be incited to propose an article that...

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