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Donald Trump

“Send Her Back” and the Advancement of Trump’s Authoritarian Playbook

To many, it felt like a threshold had been passed on Wednesday night at Donald Trump’s 2020 campaign rally in Greenville, North Carolina. When the president brought up Minnesota Democratic …

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President Donald Trump delivers his Joint Address to Congress

Trump at his most dangerous

Sometimes political change happens suddenly. You wake up, and a military junta has taken over your country, or some other kind of revolution has happened. But other times, the climate …

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President Donald J. Trump signed Executive Orders to advance the construction of the Keystone XL and Dakota Access pipelines.

Donald Trump and Steve Bannon’s coup in the making

We’re not even two weeks into the Trump presidency. Has your head exploded yet? If so, you’re right where Donald Trump and our shadow ruler, Steve Bannon, want you to …

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Chief White House Strategist Steve Bannon and Chief of Staff Reince Priebus

Why Steve Bannon’s white nationalism should scare America

Anyone who is surprised at the appointment of right-wing guru Steve Bannon as the Donald Trump administration’s chief strategist and counselor has been living in an alternate universe, the universe …

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Donald Trump speaking at a rally in Fountain Hills, Arizona.

An American Authoritarian

Fascism has been back in the news with Donald Trump’s candidacy for the American presidency. His populist claim to speak for the white everyman, along with his menacing leadership style, …

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Putin and Berlusconi

Is Trump the new Silvio Berlusconi?

Donald Trump this week retweeted, and then defended, an Italian popular saying made famous by Fascist dictator Benito Mussolini: “It is better to live one day as a lion than …

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Donald Trump makes a campaign stop at Muscatine Iowa on 1/24/2016

Donald Trump’s Cult of Personality

Cults of personality: the term might evoke dictators like Joseph Stalin, Mao Zedong, Benito Mussolini, Adolf Hitler, and Kim Jong-un today. Yet cults of personality can flourish in a variety …

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Twitter activity of Donald Trump from his first tweet in May 2009 to May 2018.

What repulsive swastika retweet tells us about Trump

On Tuesday, Donald Trump, who would like to be our President, retweeted a message about Jeb Bush. It featured a swastika among its gallery of Bush-bashing images. And with this …

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