Authoritarianism

Trump Attacks Constitutional Freedoms as He Ratchets Up Authoritarian Corruption

The Constitution is in trouble. Its destruction has become quite a show, while the country is being looted.<p>I’m no fan of John Brennan—or of James …

Donald Trump

North Korean fashion police crack down on banned haircuts

The North Korean authorities have reportedly stepped up a crackdown on “non-socialist” behaviour, including unapproved hairstyles, ahead of the 70th anniversary of the country’s founding in September.<p>Youth groups affiliated with the regime are said to have been deployed across the country to warn …

North Korea

Trump melts down on Twitter after his military parade is canceled due to high costs

<b>(Getty/Shutterstock/Salon)</b><p>The president’s desired military parade has been harshly criticized as quasi-fascist in nature<p>Matthew Rozsa<p>August 17, 2018 5:19pm (UTC)<p>President Donald Trump just canceled his much-ballyhooed military parade and is pointing the finger of blame at the local authorities in …

Donald Trump

Trump "cancels" military parade

There'll be no triumph for Trump: a day after its price tag was reported to be heading toward $100m and the Pentagon delayed the festivities, he has …

Donald Trump

If Congress won't stop Trump's totalitarian tactics, voters must act

CLOSE<p>“I think he’s brash and he says things that are on his mind, but I don’t truly believe that he’s a racist,” Sen. Joni Ernst said of President …

Donald Trump

Google feared to be building censored search engine for a totalitarian version of the internet

Google is facing an employee rebellion over fears it is planning to help China build its super-censored internet.<p>More than one thousand Google …

Employment

Identity politics with Francis Fukuyama and Pankaj Mishra | The Guardian Members

Join us for an evening with two of our most influential and provocative political writers, as they talk to the Guardian about the shifting place of identity in modern politics.<p>In Francis Fukuyama’s 1989 essay “The End of History?” he said that the downfall of communism and the spread of …

Essays

'The police state has arrived': British man claims Australian customs agents bugged his phone after taking his mobile and laptop into a private room

A British software entrepreneur has claimed Australian customs officials bugged his phone after taking his Android mobile phone and laptop into a …

Border Force

Cambodia's Troubling Tilt Toward China

When Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen claimed a landslide victory in the country’s July 29 elections, most international observers quickly denounced …

Asia

Colbert Razzes Cuomo for Saying America Was ‘Never That Great’

<i>Welcome to Best of Late Night, a</i> <i>rundown of the previous night’s highlights that lets you sleep — and lets us get</i> <i>paid to watch comedy. If you’re interested in hearing from The Times regularly about great TV, sign up for our Watching newsletter and get recommendations straight to your inbox.</i><p><b>‘The</b> …

James Corden

Carolyn Hax | Sister needs to know her role in dealing with sibling's weed use

Dear Carolyn: I’m a 23-year-old woman living across the country from my family, and my brother “Justin” is an 18-year-old high school grad. Justin is …

Authoritarianism

Is Bernie Sanders Really a Socialist?

While Sanders is certainly a fan of a big, heavily-involved central government, he does stop short of state ownership of the means of production.<p>When …

Middle-class

Trevin’s Seven

<b>Video:</b> Russ Moore, Scott Sauls, and I discuss the question, “Should Christian Parents Ever Give Their Kids a Smartphone?”<p><b>Kindle Deal:</b> <i>Making Sense of</i> …

Evangelical Christianity

The "Center" of San Francisco Monument

Adolph Sutro's little-known, geographically inaccurate, deprecated monument.<p>Surrounded by a cluster of 60s-era apartments, the center of San …

San Francisco

Trump’s Authoritarian Reprisal Against Intelligence Community Is ‘Unprecedented’

<i>Reprinted with permission from Shareblue.</i><p>Trump’s vindictive move to strip former CIA Director John Brennan of his security clearance represents …

Security

How Democracies Can Fight Authoritarian Sharp Power

All around the world, authoritarian governments are interfering with the institutions of democratic societies in ways that would have been …

Political Science

Desperate Measures Cast Performs on The Today Show

The cast of <i>Desperate Measures</i> performed on <i>The Today Show</i> this morning, August 16. Check out the performance below:<p><i>Desperate Measures</i> is a musical …

Off Broadway

Growing calls for labour unions in Southern China | Reuters.com

Activists in China are shedding light on protests by factory workers in Southern China, who are unhappy with their working conditions and pay. They're demanding for labour unions, which is a hard sell in authoritarian China.<p>▲ Hide Transcript<p>▶ View Transcript<p>Activists in China are shedding light on …

China

Samantha Bee Names The 'Young Monsters' On Her 'Fascists To Watch 2018' List

"Authoritarianism and racism are creeping into every part of our once-OK institutions -- and not just superstar racists like Donald Trump."<p><i>And the “eager young monsters” who have made it onto Samantha Bee’s “Fascists to Watch” list of 2018 are...</i><p>On Wednesday’s broadcast of “Full Frontal,” Bee noted …

Samantha Bee

The Editors: The free press is not the enemy

Today <b>America</b> joins more than 300 U.S. publications in an initiative begun by The Boston Globe, calling for news organizations to jointly issue …

News Industry

Maimane: Marikana exposed brutal, authoritarian ANC government

<b>Leader of the Democratic Alliance (DA), Mmusi Maimane, said there had been no justice for all the families who were affected by the Marikana Massacre.</b><p>…

News (South Africa)

Peter Strzok's lawyer: Trump taking us toward authoritarianism with security clearance decision

The lawyer representing former FBI special agent Peter Strzok warned Wednesday that President Trump had pushed the country closer toward an …

Politics

Is it time to consider yanking Turkey's NATO membership?

The latest attempt to secure the release of American Pastor Andrew Brunson through normal court procedures has failed. (Though to their credit, the …

Conservative View

Bash: Trump is ‘emulating the authoritarian instinct’ he admires in Putin

MTP Daily<p>Kornacki talks Pawlenty, Walker, and Minnesota governor's Democratic primary<p>02:18<p>Closing arguments end in Manafort case: ‘No possible road …

Security

Globe editorial: Turkey shows the economic costs of populist authoritarianism

Until the past week, the costs of Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s brand of populist authoritarianism were mostly measured in eroded civil liberties and political norms.<p>Now, its economic costs have very rapidly become impossible to ignore.<p>Turkey’s fragile currency, the lira, has gone into …

Recep Tayyip Erdoğan

#EndorseThis: A Full Frontal Expose Of Fascism In The GOP

Which Republicans are most directly tied to white-supremacist fascism in 2018? Of course, many Democrats would go right to Donald J. Trump. But …

Samantha Bee

Curing Fascism

Your purchases at Amazon.com via affiliate links below will help support FPJ at no extra cost to you.<p>Fascism is a disease, a delusion, a toxic …

Foreign Policy

Zimbabwe's coup did not create democracy from dictatorship

Many citizens and international observers cautiously hoped that the southern African nation of Zimbabwe would find its way from dictatorship to …

Human Rights

Brexit, Donald Trump and fascism make these such dangerous times

As summer begins to slowly row its way towards autumn, I don’t feel relaxed or at ease because the times we live in feel too much like the years I …

UK Politics

Why The Intellectual Dark Web Should Stick With Culture And Not Shift To Politics

<i>The Atlantic’s</i> Caitlin Flanagan generally captured the appeal of Canadian psychologist Jordan Peterson in a recent piece titled, “Why the Left Is So …

Conservative View