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Democracy in Crisis

I’ve been really uncomfortable with the narrative that the alt-right is on the wane. Lower visibility doesn’t mean their ideas are any less attractive to a certain portion of America than they were right after Trump's election. more

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Chelsea Manning reflects on the connections between fringe fascists and the surveillance state. more

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Brandon Soderberg

Parkland's student activists know what to say about guns in this country. Democrats five times their age leading the so-called #resistance just don't, and never will. more

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David Michael Miller

Trump and Stormy can use pseudonyms to protect privacy. So can cops. But when activists do it, they’re prosecuted. more

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Trump floats the idea of the death penalty for drug dealers. But what about when its big pharmaceutical companies that are the dealers? more

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It makes cosmic sense that a movie where the hero proudly punches someone square in the dick would be Trump’s favorite. more

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When popular culture starts to mimic Trump, declaring “both sides” are bad, it adds another dangerous layer to our already-toxic political discourse about violence, race, and law. more

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Ultimately, The Memo was a dud — but it does highlight this weird moment where the right is attacking law enforcement agencies and the left is valorizing them. more

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Anson Stevens Bollen

The U.S. Attorney’s Office dropped charges against 129 J20 defendants last week — but continues to prosecute journalists and others who have spoken to the press more

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Steve Bannon had a terrible week. And it wasn’t even the worst week in Washington. more

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David Michael Miller

If people really want to resist and not just #Resist, they need to answer some fundamental questions and figure out how to form coalitions. more

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David Michael Miller

Well, 2017 is over. But things aren’t looking good in the new year. more

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David Michael Miller

Reading all 2,375 tweets Trump has written since the election was like reliving all the unbelievable moments of this last year in fast forward. more

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In Baltimore, Sessions followed the Bannon script and stirred up fear of immigrants and minorities. He did not mention that eight members of an elite police task force here have been indicted on racketeering charges. more

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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