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Baynard Woods

Long before a visit from President Trump, Lumumba wanted Jackson, a city in deep-red Mississippi with a long history of racism and white supremacy, to be the “most radical city” in the world. more

Dec 11, 2017 5:00 AM Democracy in Crisis

Even as The Washington Post reminds us how shady Project Veritas is, the federal government introduces one of its infamous sting videos in court. more

Dec 4, 2017 2:08 PM Democracy in Crisis

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Justin Sprecher

Mary Finn, an editor with Democracy in Crisis, often makes extensive notes on my columns — in this case, we decided they were far more interesting than the column itself. So we left them, in dialogue with a half-formed column. more

Nov 27, 2017 5:00 AM , Democracy in Crisis

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Jocelyn Dombroski

In order to become a real force, this so-called “Resistance” against Trump needs to recognize its heroes and to take its villains seriously. more

Nov 20, 2017 11:14 AM Democracy in Crisis

All the prosecution needed to establish was a conspiracy to commit any crime, including “conspiracy to disrupt public congress.” This could refer to any protest at any time. more

Nov 13, 2017 10:00 AM Democracy in Crisis 3 Comments

Trump has built his political career on demonizing Islam but neither he nor his staff have condemned white nationalist terrorist organizations — whose ideology they continue to openly espouse. more

Nov 6, 2017 5:00 AM Democracy in Crisis

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David Michael Miller

Things were so quiet and respectful, it seems like I was not the only one snoozing through fascism. But last week, a group of 50 professors and academics wrote a letter of condemnation. more

Oct 31, 2017 5:00 AM Democracy in Crisis

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David Michael Miller

The Proud Boys have complained about being described as “alt-right,” by Democracy in Crisis. But the complaint proves the point of the column, which argued that organizations that do not overtly espouse racism can act as bridges for racists. more

Oct 23, 2017 1:32 PM Democracy in Crisis

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Nessa Kessinger

Trump’s flirtation with racism and white nationalist groups is not new. But the precise mechanisms by which the administration and ally media outlets like Breitbart act as bridges to normalize hate groups is becoming increasingly clear. more

Oct 16, 2017 1:58 PM Democracy in Crisis

It seems like everyone is lost in some form of magical thinking at the moment, digging deep into their favored minutiae and ignoring everything else. more

Oct 9, 2017 4:59 AM Democracy in Crisis

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Anson Stevens-Bollen

If there is a single Trumpian ideology becoming clear after a chaotic nine months in office, it is white supremacy. And there is no way that will not color an election in the Deep South. more

Oct 2, 2017 2:54 PM Democracy in Crisis

To go along with their new half-ironic religion, they created a purely digital (and imaginary) country called Kekistan and after the election they made Trump their God-Emperor. And they started getting flags made. more

Sep 25, 2017 4:36 PM Democracy in Crisis

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J.M. Giordano

At one point, the Juggalos chanted “one of us! one of us!”—a reference to the 1932 film "Freaks." The Juggalos, antifa, and the militia are all freaks. All three groups are hated and feared by the average Americans. more

Sep 18, 2017 5:01 AM Democracy in Crisis

When Sheriff Joe Arpaio “jokes” that his tent city is a “concentration camp,” we should take note. When he raids the homes of journalists, we should be on guard. When the president pardons him, this is a signal. more

Sep 4, 2017 5:00 AM Democracy in Crisis

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Anson Stevens-Bollen

The election should have shown us clearly that the center cannot hold. The majority lost and we elected an authoritarian entirely uninterested in compromise. more

Aug 28, 2017 3:03 PM Democracy in Crisis 1 Comments

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Baynard Woods

White supremacy is a white problem. Even if its grosser displays disgust us, we still benefit from it. more

Aug 22, 2017 5:00 AM Democracy in Crisis 1 Comments

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Baynard Woods

When that gray car slammed into those people, it shattered a part of America, or at least the illusion of it. I don’t know what that means yet, because it shattered something in me, too. more

Aug 14, 2017 11:21 AM Democracy in Crisis

Although President Trump’s “please don’t be too nice” comment grabbed all the attention from a July 28 speech, he also applauded the use of military weaponry by police departments. more

Aug 7, 2017 6:00 AM Democracy in Crisis

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David Michael Miller

Trump was right when he said the system was broken; he is proof of that. He is the culmination of our normal. By saying that the Trump regime is not normal, you give power to his followers who voted for him for exactly that reason. It validates them. more

Jul 31, 2017 1:09 PM Democracy in Crisis

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Baynard Woods

Code Pink founder Medea Benjamin tells activists “Don’t stop long enough to get depressed. Don’t stop long enough to think you need self care.” more

Jul 24, 2017 11:40 AM Democracy in Crisis