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Italy Evicts Steve Bannon’s Gladiators

Italy Evicts Steve Bannon’s Gladiators

Poor Steve Bannon. He has tried very hard, but the Cosmos seems to have lost patience with his European project. After leaving Donald Trump’s White House, he engaged in a valiant educational effort to impose his unique version of reality on the Western world so that, in turn, the West can...

Bad News All Around for Steve Bannon

Bad News All Around for Steve Bannon

When Steve Bannon left the Trump administration in 2017 after having established the new dogma of “America First,” few assumed that his new vocation would be to convert Europe to his doctrine. No one expected an opportunist who had dallied with the movie industry and alt-right journalism at...

Break Up Big Tech, Say Steve Bannon and Robert Reich

Break Up Big Tech, Say Steve Bannon and Robert Reich

Like canaries in a mine, two iconic figures of the right and the left sing in unison about the dangers of big tech and the importance of breaking them up. Something strange is happening. Steve Bannon, the former chief strategist of President Donald Trump, and Robert Reich, the Berkeley professor...

Tommy Robinson and the Transformation of the British Far Right

Tommy Robinson and the Transformation of the British Far Right

Tommy Robinson has been transformed into a truly global figure, a purported martyr for the dispossessed and the most influential radical-right leader in Britain since Sir Oswald Mosley. Following Tommy Robinson’s imprisonment in May for contempt of court, the #FreeTommy campaign demonstrated...

Fire and Fury and the Loss of Truth

Fire and Fury and the Loss of Truth

In the post-truth world, it is unlikely that the questions raised regarding Michael Wolff’s exposé of Donald Trump will ever be effectively answered. It can be said without any pretense that Michael Wolff, the author of Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House, has conjured a reaction —...

Hurricane Donald Hits the Republican Party

Hurricane Donald Hits the Republican Party

If Trump succeeds in ramping up military spending and gutting everything else, we’ll be left with a bunch of nukes and an underfunded state. The storm inside the Republican Party has reached category four. At the end of August, as Hurricane Harvey tore through Texas, and Hurricane Irma was...

Trump’s Deal with the Democrats is Jeopardizing Paul Ryan’s Job

Trump’s Deal with the Democrats is Jeopardizing Paul Ryan’s Job

House Speaker Paul Ryan is inching closer toward the same fate as his predecessor for failing to preempt the president’s deal with the Democrats. On September 6, Donald Trump announced his endorsement for Democratic leaders Chuck Schumer and Nancy Pelosi's proposal to provide more federal aid...

Democracy Check: Trump at 100 Days

Democracy Check: Trump at 100 Days

An assessment of institutional democracy at the onset of the Trump administration. Since his election to the US presidency on November 8, 2016, there has been much discussion as to whether Donald Trump is a rising authoritarian strongman who will bring the downfall of liberal democracy in the...

I Am an Enemy of the People

I Am an Enemy of the People

If Trump cracks down on journalists, there might be less uproar than you'd think. Even before the election of Donald Trump—and his extraordinary declaration that the media are the “enemies of the people”—US journalism was in trouble. According to Gallup polling, American trust in mass...

Breitbart News and the Return of Partisan Journalism

Breitbart News and the Return of Partisan Journalism

The popularity of Breitbart among conservative voters is an outcome of a long-term right-wing campaign against the progressive media. The 2016 presidential campaign was arguably the most divisive and polarized in modern American history. The election of a demagogue like Donald Trump to the White...

Dividing the Right and Conquering Trump

Dividing the Right and Conquering Trump

Trump's extremely effective at dividing and conquering his opponents. What would it take for progressives to divide his supporters? The resistance to Donald Trump’s presidency has been strong, sustained and multi-dimensional. The Women’s March after the inauguration deluged DC in a sea of...

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