Edwin Rosenthal

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Why Trump's spontaneous moments on race tell us more than the scripted ones

<b>(CNN) —</b> President Donald Trump's examination on race is not over, not by a long shot.<p>Trump finally bent to intense pressure and called out white supremacist groups on Monday, as the fallout from rallies in Charlottesville, Virginia, that led to a woman's death rocked his administration.<p>But the real …

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Tax reform becomes a must-win issue for the White House

With health care reform on ice, Trump moves on to taxes -- but Republicans aren't unified on a policy approach for that, either.<p>With President Donald Trump’s effort to undo Obamacare derailed by opposition from Republican senators, the White House has turned its attention to its next big shot at a …

Will Trump's Obsession With Loyalty Bring Him Down?

Covering up for his favorite aides is what sank Richard Nixon. Is Trump making the same mistakes?<p>Now that Donald Trump Jr.’s emails reveal that the Trump campaign welcomed election interference by the Russians (“I love it,” Junior enthused at the promise of receiving intel on candidate Hillary …

Misinforming the Majority: A Deliberate Strategy of Right-Wing Libertarians

Milton Friedman was a kindred spirit to James McGill Buchanan in terms of a philosophy of deconstruction of the government. (Photo: Wikipedia)The …

MacLean on James Buchanan: Fake History for an Age of Fake News

By: David Gordon <br>[<i>Democracy in Chains: The Deep History of the Radical Right’s Stealth Plan for America</i>. By Nancy MacLean. Viking, 2017. Xxxii + 334 …

Professors Shouldn’t Write Screeds

Suppose that a college professor whose academic field is something other than climate science were to write a book arguing that all the furor over …

This Confused Conspiracy Theory Gets the Agrarians All Wrong

What is the difference between fantasy and scholarship? Democracy in Chains blurs the two so extensively that one no longer knows.<p><i>Democracy in Chains</i> …

Historian alleges coordinated criticism of her latest book, which is critical of radical right

Collusion, alternative facts, shadowy billionaires: the words sound ripped from the political headlines, but they also describe the controversy …

The Libertarians Have Been Laser Focused on Destroying Our Social Security System for Almost 40 Years

<i>The following is an excerpt from the new book</i> Democracy In Chains: The Deep History of the Radical Right's Stealth Plan for America <i>by Nancy MacLean</i> …

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A despot in disguise: one man’s mission to rip up democracy | George Monbiot

James McGill Buchanan’s vision of totalitarian capitalism has infected public policy in the US. Now it’s being exported<p>• George Monbiot is a Guardian columnist<p>It’s the missing chapter: a key to understanding the politics of the past half century. To read Nancy MacLean’s new book, Democracy in …

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