Call it what it is: an attempted coup

OPINION // JOHN DIAZ John Diaz Nov. 22, 2020 ( President Trump speaks at the White House on Friday.Photo: Mandel Ngan / AFP / Getty Images The republic’s salvation may come down to a power-hungry president’s delusion and incompetence. President Trump seems hell-bent on undermining Americans’ faith in the democratic process and doing his… Continue reading

Authoritarians From Mussolini to Trump

BUY BOOK ▾ By Francis Fukuyama Published Nov. 10, 2020 Updated Nov. 17, 2020 ( STRONGMENMussolini to the PresentBy Ruth Ben-Ghiat Ever since the 2016 election, observers like Timothy Snyder, Steven Levitsky and Daniel Ziblatt speculated that Donald Trump could undermine American democracy and move the country in an overtly authoritarian direction. That possibility grew more plausible… Continue reading

Potential Biden Officials’ Firm Is Promising Big Profits Off Those Connections

Former government officials Tony Blinken, Michele Flournoy & Lloyd Austin may run Biden’s national security agencies — their firm is telling investors it expects to profit off ties to those officials. The Daily Poster David Sirota Nov 28, 2020 ( Two former government officials who may now run President-elect Joe… Continue reading

How do we avoid future authoritarians? Winning back the working class is key

Bernie Sanders A segment of working-class people in our country still believes Donald Trump defends their interests. We must win them over ‘Democrats’ job during the first 100 days of the Biden administration is to make it absolutely clear whose side they are on.’ Photograph: Joe Raedle/Getty Images Tue 24 Nov… Continue reading

Trump Was No Fluke: George W. Bush Blazed the Trail

November 25, 2020 by Common Dreams His lies and incompetence created epic disasters that may yet sink America. by Mike Lofgren  20 Comments In terms of creating disasters, Trump has nothing on George W. Bush. (Photo: Kevin Lamarque/AFP/Getty Images) My friend and former colleague Bruce Bartlett has done a service by reminding us that… Continue reading