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White dude’s burden
By • on July 20, 2013

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Rorschach Romney

By • on November 2, 2012

As anyone paying attention has noticed, the Romney campaign has taken positions both for and against anything they’ve determined that voters might

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Not Your Grandfather’s GOP

By • on October 18, 2012

One thing that gets lost in the 24 hour news cycle of political reporting is a longer view of political developments—-not just for today, this week,

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Know Your Fascism

By • on October 18, 2012

[These next two blog entries are companion notes to the story "Not Your Grandfather's GOP"] Political scientist Dr. Lawrence Britt studied the fascist

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“The Delusional Is No Longer Marginal”

By • on October 18, 2012

Kevin Phillips has observed the long arc of the GOP’s rightward movement as closely as anyone. In 1968 he wrote The Emerging Republican Majority,

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Declarations of Independence and Interdependence

By • on July 4, 2012

When in the course of human events certain social constructs outgrow their original purposes, and instead serve to undermine the public good in myriad

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Spokane to vote on reclaiming community rights from corporations

By • on November 6, 2011

In one of the more interesting and possibly most consequential votes in Washington state this week, citizens in Spokane will be offered a rare opportunity

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American Autumn: Progressive Populism Rises Up

Occupy Wall Street and related occupation efforts are quintessentially a movement to reclaim democracy. “We are the 99%!” expresses the growing understanding that the one percent have concentrated

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Some solutions

The Occupy movement has been notoriously lacking in specific demands and goals. That’s okay—in fact, it has so far probably been a strategic advantage for various reasons. What’s important is that

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Resources for a populist uprising

As the Occupy Wall Street movement enters its second month, with more than a hundred additional occupations across the country and around the world, here is a list of occupations and organizations that

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