All posts tagged "democracy"

  • The State of Protest in 2018: A Case Study

    Donald Trump’s second year in office begins like every new Star Wars movie: with the Resistance in tatters, trying to rebuild. There is plenty of internet #Resistance, ranging from insane conspiracy theories to serious commentary and organizing—but...

    • Posted January 10, 2018
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  • DEMOCRACY IN CRISIS: Politics as Crime in the Age of Trump

    JACKSON HOLE, WY – Donald Trump’s pardon of former Maricopa County sheriff and top-notch torturer Joe Arpaio is, in many ways, the quintessential Trumpian act, the tarry, shit-smelling extract of the president’s politics. In the same Phoenix...

    • Posted September 6, 2017
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  • DEMOCRACY IN CRISIS: Not ‘Not Normal’

    Fetishizing the notion of normalcy is no way to condemn the Trump administration. I went down to the White House to see Trump’s son-in-law Jared Kushner give his excuses surrounding the meeting that he, Trump’s son, and...

    • Posted August 3, 2017
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  • DEMOCRACY IN CRISIS: Batty Briefings

    Sad little scenes from the White House briefing room and what they suggest about the future of democracy. 1. The White House briefing room feels like a mansion’s pool house, but with the carpet of a church...

    • Posted June 28, 2017
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  • DEMOCRACY IN CRISIS: Red Menace or Redneck?

    Digging into Russia, race, and Jeff Sessions. JACKSON HOLE, WY – Washington these days has the paranoid atmosphere of a John Le Carré novel, with whispers of shady Russian connections lingering in the air like stale cigarette...

    • Posted March 15, 2017
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  • THE NEW WEST: Holding Power Accountable

    Members of the media must not forget the American public is relying on them. JACKSON HOLE, WY – And now the curtain has risen in Washington D.C.: Act 1 on the stage of what some are calling...

    • Posted January 31, 2017
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