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Charlottesville, Like Trump, Did Not Come Out of Nowhere

In light of the gathering of white supremacists in Charlottesville that predictably turned into a display right wing violence, thuggery and intimidation that left one counter-protester dead and many others injured, much of the commentariat on cable news and social … Continue reading

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“Move to the Center, Democrats:” A Response

Once again, there is yet another postmortem piece in a mainstream publication bemoaning what went wrong for the Democratic Party in 2016 and how it should go about rebuilding itself. The latest in this series of takes came yet again … Continue reading

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Lessons from Georgia Special Election

The first real bellwether election of the Trump era, at least according to the media, finally concluded as Republican Karen Handel dispatched her Democratic opponent, Jon Ossoff in the special election for Georgia’s Sixth congressional district. As such, much will … Continue reading

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Julius Caesar and Limits of Cultural Politics

In Kill All Normies: Online Culture Wars from 4Chan and Tumblr to Trump and the Alt-right, Angela Nagle writes, “Politics has been hollowed out too much into little other than a purely cultural politics over the last half-century, which the … Continue reading

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In Montana, Medicare for All’s First Big Test

November 2018 may seem like a lifetime away, especially with the overwhelming pace of today‚Äôs political news. Except, the road to the 2018 midterms and, by extension, the first electoral referendum on Trump and the GOP Congress begins this Thursday. … Continue reading

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Milo and UC-Berkeley: Free Speech, Narratives and Oppositional Strategy in the Trump Era

In case you may have missed it, unrest engulfed the UC-Berkeley campus last night. In opposition to a scheduled speech by alt-right commentator/media personality Milo Yiannopolous, many of the protesters turned violent. In response to the violence and rioting, the … Continue reading

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