Radical Republicans Are Not Conservatives

May 27, 2021

The House Freedom Caucus is routinely described as conservative, by its members, by the mainstream media and by Wikipedia. The caucus, which draws together 45 Republican Party members of the House of Representatives, is the furthest to the right of any major political formation in...

The Future of the Republican Party

April 29, 2021

In Conversation With The Bulwark’s Jim Swift

April 01, 2021

The GOP’s Sinister New Nationalism

August 02, 2019

The worst thing you could be in the Soviet Union in the late 1940s was a “rootless cosmopolitan.” The epithet sometimes came with a death sentence. The Soviet Communist Party, under the strong guiding hand of Joseph Stalin, had long turned its back on the internationalism of its founders and...

Venal Hypocrisy Takes Center Stage in America

November 25, 2017

With Trump at the helm and the right-wing, immoral majority in the US Congress, American progressives have only just begun to gag. Videos, tweets, photos and the like going viral are all the rage. However, there seems to be a mindless quality to the whole “going viral” concept, often...

Where Knowing Nothing Helps a Lot

April 10, 2016

The Republican Party is wrapping itself in the red, white and blue and ensuring that Americans who know little or nothing will have a safe haven for their vote. It is time for a little walk on the light side. I try not to enjoy myself too much at the expense of others, but I am having a great...

Republicans Miss the Point of 13 Hours

February 22, 2016

Will Michael Bay’s film prove to be a political success for the Republican Party? Director Michael Bay’s latest film, 13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi, has attracted the attention of the Republican Party, who view it as a condemnation of Hillary Clinton’s tenure as US secretary of...

Freeing America From Its Government

November 02, 2015

Right-wing efforts in America “to get the government out of the way” weaken both the nation and the credibility of its leadership. It is illuminating to see the representatives of the country club hypocrisy party perform before the cameras as they look each of us in the eye and tell us how...