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Amy Siskind's Weekly Authoritarianism List

Chris Hedges @ Common Dreams

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PBS American Experience: We Shall Remain

A provocative multi-media project that establishes Native history as an essential part of American history.

Phil Vischer's Holy Post - Race in America

Edward L. Breen's WWI AEF Experience


The Lincoln Project


David Leonhardt's "'A Crisis Coming': The Twin Threats to American Democracy", September 17, 2022

President Joe Biden's speech on the "ongoing threats to democracy in the United States", September 1, 2022

Philadelphia Inquirer's editorial "After FBI search of Trump's estate, the GOP dangerously closes ranks", August 10, 2022

George Bryjak's "Church, state and the Founding Fathers", July 30, 2022

Chris Hedges' "The Rise of American Fascism", June 27, 2022

Thomas Edsall's "Democrats Are Making Life Too Easy for Republicans", March 23, 2022

Dan Balz's "This was the week when Trump revealed all", February 5, 2022

Solomon Jones' "Here's the real danger of Trump saying the Black prosecutors investigating him are 'racist'", February 2, 2022

Will Bunch's "At Texas rally, Trump all but promised a racially charged civil war if he's indicted", January 30, 2022

Helen Ubiñas' "On the anniversary of the Jan. 6 insurrection, an urgent call to save our country", January 5, 2022

Nicholas Riccardi's "'Slow-motion insurrection': How GOP seizes election power", December 30, 2021

Trudy Rubin's "Jan. 6 hearings lay out how Trumpers undermine America at home and abroad. Beware election coup in 2024", December 14, 2021

Will Bunch's "Nothing is more important than Team Trump's January PowerPoint urging a full-blown coup", December 12, 2021

Lincoln Project ad "Protect America", December 9, 2021

Tish Harrison Warren's "How Covid Raised the Stakes of the War Between Faith and Science", November 7, 2021

Will Bunch's "These women are white, with no college degrees - and in the driver's seat of American politics", November 4, 2021

David Brock's "I Was Wrong About Donald Trump", October 21, 2021

Trudy Rubin's "Russian and German elections highlight where America must not go", September 28, 2021

Rob Kuznia, Bob Ortega and Casey Tolan's "In the wake of Trump's attack on democracy, election officials fear for the future of American elections", September 13, 2021

President George W. Bush's speech at the Flight 93 memorial service, September 11, 2021

Will Bunch's "Forget unity. Good people must fight to save America from a widening abyss.", September 6, 2021

Statement by President Joe Biden on Supreme Court Ruling on Texas Law SB8, September 2, 2021

Solomon Jones' "Measuring the cost of the Afghanistan war in dollars - and missed opportunities at home", September 1, 2021

Michael Crowley's "Trump's Deal With the Taliban Draws Fire From His Former Allies", August 19, 2021

Paul Krugman's "The Quiet Rage of the Responsible", August 19, 2021

Jesse Wegman's "Thomas Jefferson Gave the Constitution 19 Years. Look Where We Are Now.", August 4, 2021

Jamelle Bouie's "Yes, Trump Is Ridiculous. He's Also Dangerous.", August 3, 2021

Paul Krugman's "'Freedom,' Florida and the Delta Variant Disaster", August 2, 2021

Maureen Dowd's "Why Do Republicans Hate Cops?", July 31, 2021

Lisa Lerer and Nicholas Fandos's "Already Distorting Jan. 6, G.O.P. Now Concocts Entire Counternarrative", July 31, 2021

Paul Krugman's "How Covid Became a Red-State Crisis", July 29, 2021

Charles Blow's "'The Lost Cause' Is Back", July 28, 2021

Michele Goldberg's "Loneliness Is Breaking America", July 19, 2021

Will Bunch's "The real crisis for American democracy is our cowardly inability to tax the rich", June 27, 2021

"So the real question (is), if (white Americans) were given the choice between democracy and whiteness, how many would choose whiteness?"
Taylor Branch, historian, quoted in Caste: The Origins of Our Discontents by Isabel Wilkerson, 2020

Ezra Klein's "What the Rich Don't Want to Admit About the Poor", June 13, 2021

Nicholas Riccardi's "Trump's grip on GOP sparks fears about democratic process", June 4, 2021

Paul Krugman's "The Banality of Democratic Collapse", May 24, 2021

Charles Blow's "Fatigue Is a Luxury You Can't Afford", May 12, 2021

"What Rep. Liz Cheney said in her House floor speech about Trump", May 11, 2021

Marc Thiessen's "Cheney was more loyal to Trump's agenda than Stefanik was. But Trump only cares about loyalty to him.", May 7, 2021

Thomas Friedman's "Trump's Big Lie Devoured the G.O.P. and Now Eyes Our Democracy", May 4, 2021

Trudy Rubin's "As journalists worldwide face repression, GOP lies threaten U.S. media future", May 4, 2021

Thomas Edsall's "Why Trump Is Still Their Guy", April 21, 2021

Anthony Faiola's "How future generations will judge humanity's performance against the coronavirus", March 4, 2021

Pat Toomey's "This is why I voted to impeach Trump", February 18, 2021

Trudy Rubin's "GOP cowards are undermining American democracy in eyes of the world", February 16, 2021

Senator Chuck Schumer's remarks after President Trump acquittal in the Senate", February 13, 2021

Senator Mitch McConnell's remarks after President Trump acquittal in the Senate", February 13, 2021

Marc Thiessen's "Cheney is wrong target", January 31, 2021

Amanda Gorman's "The Hill We Climb", January 20, 2021

Helen Ubiñas' "A new day has dawned, but let's not forget the lessons we learned in the dark", January 20, 2021

Jenice Armstrong's "America, it's time for us to get used to saying `Madam Vice President'", January 20, 2021

Philadelphia Inquirer's editorial "The damage of Trump's presidency can't be easily undone", January 20, 2021

Thomas Friedman's "Trump Is Blowing Apart the G.O.P. God Bless Him.", January 12, 2021

Michael Brenner's "Pre-Nazi Germany tells us the fight to save American democracy is just beginning", January 9, 2021

Timothy Snyder's "The American Abyss", January 9, 2021

Thomas Friedman's "Never Forget the Names of These Republicans Attempting a Coup", January 5, 2021

Trudy Rubin's "A warning to Trump from ex-defense secretaries: Don't use the military to overturn the election", January 5, 2021

Chris Hedges' "The Dangerous Fantasy of Hope Rooted in Self-Delusion", December 21, 2020

Reed Galen's "The fight against Trumpism is only beginning", December 16, 2020

Gabriel Sterling of Secretary of State's Office Blasts Those Threatening Election Workers, December 1, 2020

Will Bunch's "Trumpism is revealed as a death cult in the end", November 29, 2020

Leana Wen's "We finally know the Trump administration's pandemic strategy: Surrender", October 26, 2020

Philadelphia Inquirer's editorial "Pennsylvania needs Joe Biden", October 11, 2020

Will Bunch's "In the COVID-19 era, a growing crisis over what America is not spreading: the wealth", October 11, 2020

George Will's "Republicans: Are you tired of winning yet?", October 11, 2020

Trudy Rubin's "I've covered rigged elections abroad, but in 2020 I'm worried about whether my own ballot will count", October 8, 2020

Joe Biden's Remarks in Gettysburg, PA, October 6, 2020

Thomas Friedman's "Trump sent a warning. Let's take it seriously.", September 30, 2020

Dana Milbank's "The Reichstag Is Burning. Wake Up!", September 27, 2020

Tom Ridge's "I was a Republican governor of Pa. I'm voting for Joe Biden.", September 27, 2020

Dan Balz's "Facing possible defeat, Trump threatens the integrity of the election", September 26, 2020

PA Spotlight's, "Could the Pa. GOP bypass the popular vote regardless of who wins? Here's what we know.", September 25, 2020

Trudy Rubin's "Trump's autocrat buddies would applaud his plan for replacing RBG", September 21, 2020

Will Bunch's "Even if Joe Biden wins, Trump and Mitch McConnell's judges could block U.S. progress for decades", September 17, 2020

Michele Goldberg's "Can Mitch McConnell Be Stopped?", September 19, 2020

Dan Coats' "What's at Stake in This Election? The American Democratic Experiment.", September 17, 2020

David Brooks' "No, the Democrats Haven't Gone Over the Edge", September 17, 2020

Will Bunch's "I'm numb to crazy stuff Trump says, but utterly terrified of crazy stuff Americans believe", September 13, 2020

Roger Cohen's "Remembering the Presidency of Donald Trump", September 11, 2020

Nicholas Kristof's "We're No. 28! And Dropping!", September 9, 2020

Nicholas Kristof's "'I Keep My Promises,' Trump Said. Let's Check.", September 5, 2020

Farhad Manjoo's "I'm Doomsday Prepping for the End of Democracy", September 3, 2020

David Brooks' "What Will You Do if Trump Doesn't Leave?", September 3, 2020

Susan Rice's "Trump Isn't Here to Serve the People", September 1, 2020

Nicholas Kristof's "The Lawbreakers Trump Loves", August 29, 2020

Frank Bruni's "Is There Nothing Trump Won't Say?", August 28, 2020

David Brooks' "Trump and the Politics of 'Mean World'", August 27, 2020

Peter Wehner's "Conservatives Have Only One Choice in 2020", August 24, 2020

Michael Tomasky's "Why Recent Republican Presidents Have Been Economic Failures", August 20, 2020

Thomas Edsall's "Trump vs. Biden Is an American History Rerun", August 19, 2020

Maureen Dowd's "Biden Dreams of Kamelot", August 15, 2020

Ronald Brownstein's "Just How Far Will Trump Go?", August 14, 2020

Chris Cillizza's "Why Trump's birtherism attack on Harris is killing the Republican Party", August 14, 2020

Timothy Egan's "Trump, Please Quit Before You're Fired", July 31, 2020

John Lewis' "Together, You Can Redeem the Soul of Our Nation", July 30, 2020

Stuart Stevens' "We Lost the Battle for the Republican Party's Soul Long Ago", July 29, 2020

Paul Krugman's "The Cult of Selfishness Is Killing America", July 27, 2020

Roger Cohen's "American Catastrophe Through German Eyes", July 24, 2020

Thomas Edsall's "The Whole of Liberal Democracy Is in Grave Danger at This Moment", July 22, 2020

Thomas Friedman's "Trump's Wag-the-Dog War", July 21, 2020

Caroline Randall Williams' "You Want a Confederate Monument? My Body Is a Confederate Monument.", June 26, 2020

Solomon Jones' "Trump's Tulsa rally proves that he is loyal only to himself", June 23, 2020

Curtis Milam's "How I learned to relax and love Donald Trump", June 23, 2020

Will Bunch's "Not worth impeaching AG William Barr? America's shattered democracy can't afford not to.", June 21, 2020

Jonathan Zimmerman's "Racist statues belong in museums, not storage, to force us to face history", June 18, 2020

Trudy Rubin's "America sets global example of doing it wrong", June 18, 2020

Donald Barlett and James B. Steele's "America: What Went Wrong? The Crisis Deepens", June 14, 2020

"Former Defense Secretary Mattis' statement on Trump's handling of nationwide protests", June 3, 2020

"Bishop at DC church outraged by Trump visit", June 2, 2020

Will Bunch's "From Minneapolis to broken streets of Philly, the 'human capital stock' has finally had enough", May 31, 2020

Leonard Greene's "'Do you understand NOW?': Reoccurring deadly police brutality shows why Colin Kaepernick took a knee", May 27, 2020

Trudy Rubin's "Memorial Day should've inspired unity on COVID-19, not Twitter rants and red-blue divisions", May 26, 2020

Will Bunch's "Trump is right: 'OBAMAGATE' is 'the biggest political crime in American history'", May 17, 2020

Frank Bruni's "She Predicted the Coronavirus. What Does She Foresee Next?", May 2, 2020

George Will's "Presidential purse snatching", April 25, 2020

George Will's "Two cases that could help 'recage the executive lion'", April 22, 2020

Will Bunch's "Trump, Fox News are trying to gin up a new Tea Party to distract you from their deadly failures", April 19, 2020

Thomas Edsall's "In God We Divide", March 25, 2020

Philip Rucker's "Trump's quest to rewrite history of the Russia probe", February 17, 2020

Paul Krugman's "How Trump Got Trickled Down", February 10, 2020

Mitt Romney's speech announcing he'll vote to convict President Trump, February 5, 2020

New York Times editorial "A Dishonorable Senate", January 31, 2020

Trudy Rubin's "After impeachment: Remember Ukraine as the symbol of unchecked presidential power", January 31, 2020

Chris Hedges' "How Democracies Die", January 13, 2020

Nicholas Kristof's "Who Killed the Knapp Family?", January 9, 2020

Eli Merritt's "Why demagogues were the Founding Fathers' greatest fear", January 1, 2020

Mark Galli's "Trump Should Be Removed from Office", December 19, 2019

George T. Conway III, Steve Schmidt, John Weaver and Rick Wilson's "We Are Republicans, and We Want Trump Defeated", December 17, 2019

Bret Stephens' "The United States Is Starting to Look Like Ukraine", November 22, 2019

Gillian Brockell's "More than 4,000 people have been lynched in the U.S. Trump isn't one of them.", October 22, 2019

Will Bunch's "About 50 Republicans are going to decide whether America becomes a dictatorship", October 20, 2019

Chris Hedges' "The Problem With Impeachment", September 26, 2019

Ross Douthat's "The Age of American Despair", September 7, 2019

James Poniewozik's "The Real Donald Trump Is a Character on TV", September 6, 2019

Eugene Robinson's "Trump is melting down. Again.", August 19, 2019

Greg Sargent's "Trump's scam is failing him, and he's in a panic over it", August 19, 2019

Jennifer Rubin's "Trump's economic record is one big con", August 18, 2019

Nikole Hannah-Jones's "Our democracy's founding ideals were false when they were written. Black Americans have fought to make them true.", August 14, 2019

Alfred Lubrano's "What's the bare-minimum income a Pennsylvania household of four needs to survive? Try nearly $60,000 a year", August 2, 2019

Will Bunch's "I can't stop thinking about the little girl behind Trump and the hate she's being taught", July 21, 2019

Thomas Friedman's "Trump's Going to Get Re-elected, Isn't He?", July 16, 2019

Will Bunch's "Can Democrats grow a spine before American democracy collapses in a limp, lifeless heap?", July 7, 2019

Paul Krugman's "The S Word, the F Word and the Election", June 27, 2019

David Brooks' "Dems, Please Don't Drive Me Away", June 27, 2019

Orlando Sentinel editorial "Our endorsement for president in 2020: Not Donald Trump", June 19, 2019

Chris Hedges' "The Cult of Trump", June 10, 2019

James Comey's "How Trump Co-opts Leaders Like Bill Barr", May 1, 2019

David Brooks' "Five Lies Our Culture Tells", April 15, 2019

Ezekiel Emanuel's "America has already had a gay president", March 26, 2019

Christine Flowers' "Trump's continued attacks on John McCain are an affront to decency", March 24, 2019

Will Bunch's "Trump's presidency is morally unacceptable", March 17, 2019

Antony Davies and James R. Harrigan's "Politicians aren't asking the real question of the student loan crisis", March 1, 2019

Stephen Collinson's "Trump defies every restraint", February 19, 2019

Will Bunch's "Trump's dictator move is the real emergency", February 17, 2019

Amanda Roberts' "SCOTUS allows execution of Muslim prisoner to go forward without his imam present in 5-4 decision", February 7, 2019

New York Times editorial "Trump's Shutdown Was a Cruel Joke", January 25, 2019

Marc Thiessen's "The 10 worst things Trump did in 2018", January 6, 2019

Mitt Romney's "The president shapes the public character of the nation. Trump's character falls short", January 1, 2019

Trudy Rubin's "5 foreign-policy debacles that show why GOP must confront Trump", December 28, 2018

"We are former senators. The Senate has long stood in defense of democracy - and must again.", December 10, 2018

Philip Rucker's "'Full Trumpism': President's apocalyptic attacks reach new level of falsehood", November 4, 2018

Chesley Sullenberger III's "We saved 155 lives on the Hudson. Now let's vote for leaders who'll protect us all.", October 29, 2018

Marc Thiessen's "McConnell could be the most consequential conservative leader of the century", October 25, 2018

Will Bunch's "Trump moves U.S. toward tyranny", October 23, 2018

Paul Begala's "Mitch McConnell has done grave damage to all three branches of government", October 9, 2018

Washington Post Editorial Board's "Vote 'no' on Kavanaugh", October 4, 2018

Michele Goldberg's "A Supreme Violation", October 4, 2018

Solomon Jones' "White women hold the keys to America's future", October 3, 2018

Monica Hesse's "Boys will be boys?", September 24, 2018

David Leonhardt's "White Nationalism + Lies", September 19, 2018

John Harris' "Why God Is Laughing at Brett Kavanaugh", September 17, 2018

President Obama's speech at the University of Illinois, September 7, 2018

Paul Krugman's "Kavanaugh Will Kill the Constitution", September 6, 2018

"I Am Part of the Resistance Inside the Trump Administration", September 5, 2018

John McCain's farewell statement, August 27, 2018

Chris Hedges' "Becoming Serfs", August 26, 2018

Max Boot's "John McCain leaves the stage when we need him most", August 25, 2018

Philadelphia Inquirer Editorial Board: "Stop the war on a free press", August 16, 2018

Jeffrey Sachs' "Trump is taking US down the path to tyranny", July 23, 2018

Thomas Friedman's "Trump and Putin Vs. America", July 16, 2018

Bill Frist's "The Senate I led put country over party. This one must do the same for Robert Mueller.", July 7, 2018

Charles Blow's "Trump's Rage Junkies", July 1, 2018

Matthew Schmitz's "Trump's 'Purple' Family Values", July 1, 2018

Lili Loofbourow's "The America We Thought We Knew Is Gone", June 28, 2018

Garry Wills' "The Pious Presidency of Jimmy Carter", April 26, 2018

Paul Krugman's "Fraudulence of the Fiscal Hawks", February 8, 2018

Chris Hedges' "The Bankruptcy of the American Left", February 5, 2018

Will Bunch's "The Year of Whatevs: Why Trump Fatigue makes 2018 so dangerous", January 25, 2018

Marc Thiessen's "The 10 worst things Trump has done in his first year in office", December 29, 2017

David Brooks' "Getting Trump Out of My Brain", August 8, 2017

Charles Blow's "First They Came For ...", July 27, 2017

Peter Baker's "Trump White House Tests a Nation's Capacity for Outrage", July 24, 2017

David Brooks' "Moral Vacuum in the House of Trump", July 14, 2017

"Justice John Roberts' Cardigan Mountain School commencement speech", June 3, 2017

George Will's "President Trump doesn't know what it is to know", May 4, 2017

Chris Satullo's "Lies catch up to GOP in Obamacare repeal fight", March 20, 2017

Dana Milbank's "It's the truth according to Trump. Believe it.", March 6, 2017

Trudy Rubin's "Force Trump to see truth about Putin", February 12, 2017

Chris Satullo's "Five tips for talking to the other side", January 30, 2017

Charles Blow's "A Lie by Any Other Name", January 26, 2017

Will Bunch's "Obama was the right man for the wrong time", January 10, 2017

An open letter to the Electors of the 2016 Presidential election, December 14, 2016

Thomas Friedman's "Trump's Approach: A Fresh Start or Crazy Reckless", December 14, 2016

Michael Scherer's "2016 Person of the Year: Donald Trump", December 7, 2016

Charles Krauthammer's "After a mere 25 years, the triumph of the West is over", December 1, 2016

Timothy Snyder's "20-point guide to defending democracy under a Trump presidency", November 28, 2016

Maya Kosoff's "Should Donald Trump be suspended from Twitter?", November 23, 2016

Chris Hedges' "We Are All Deplorables", November 20, 2016

Neal Gabler's "Farewell, America", November 10, 2016

Thomas Friedman's "Homeless in America", November 8, 2016

Philadelphia Inquirer's Editorial: "Friends shouldn't let friends vote for Trump", November 7, 2016

"Watch Seth Meyers Analyze The Difficult Choice Between Trump & Clinton", November 3, 2016

Trudy Rubin's "Electing Trump would endanger U.S. security", November 3, 2016

"Louis C.K. Is All In For Hillary", November 1, 2016

Roger Cohen's "The Trump Possibility", October 3, 2016

Paul Krugman's "Trump's Fellow Travelers", October 3, 2016

Charles Krauthammer's "When Facts, Logic and History Don't Matter", September 30, 2016

Trudy Rubin's "Trump's laziness would endanger national security", September 29, 2016

Maggie Haberman and Alexander Burns' "A Week of Whoppers From Donald Trump", September 24, 2016

Trudy Rubin's "Trump's foreign policy comments scare national security experts", September 22, 2016

Charles Krauthammer's "Trump can't help himself", August 8, 2016

George Will's "Trump's shallowness runs deep", August 3, 2016

Eugene Robinson's "Is Donald Trump just plain crazy?", August 1, 2016

Michael Moore's "5 Reasons Why Trump Will Win", July 2016

Washington Post editorial "Donald Trump is a unique threat to American democracy", July 22, 2016

Fareed Zakaria's "America would be Trump's banana republic", July 21, 2016

Greg Sargent's "This one sentence from Trump perfectly captures the GOP convention house of horrors", July 21, 2016

Daniel Pipes' "Why I just quit the Republican Party", July 21, 2016

Trudy Rubin's "Trump plays into ISIS's hands", June 16, 2016

The Onion's "U.N. Warns Trump May Be 7 Months Away From Acquiring Nuclear Weapons", June 14, 2016

Charles Krauthammer's "Sympathy for Paul Ryan, having a devil of a time", June 11, 2016

Chris Hedges' "The Wages of Sin", April 10, 2016

Daniel Pipes' "There's a name for Trump's brand of politics: neo-fascism", April 7, 2016

"Louis C.K. Compares Donald Trump to Hitler", March 5, 2016

"Mitt Romney's Speech About Donald Trump", March 3, 2016

Paul Krugman's "Something Not Rotten in Denmark", October 19, 2015

David Brooks on Prayer Breakfast: What Obama Said Was "Admirable And A Recognition Of Historical Fact", February 7, 2015

Ta-Nehisi Coates' "The Foolish, Historically Illiterate, Incredible Response to Obama's Prayer Breakfast Speech", February 6, 2015

"If you're the smartest person in the room, you're in the wrong room."
Jon Runyon, December 21, 2014

Roger Cohen's "Germany Is Weltmeister", July 17, 2014

Harold Meyerson's "CIA might as well learn from Germany's economy while spying", Ju1y 16, 2014

Paul Krugman's "Charlatans, Cranks and Kansas", June 29, 2014

Chris Hedges' "The Post-Constitutional Era", May 4, 2014

Robert D. Putnams's "Crumbling American Dreams", August 3, 2013

Winston-Salem Journal editorial "Elections bill will suppress voting in North Carolina", July 29, 2013

Michael Smerconish's "The smearing of a president: From start, unrelenting, unfair", November 4, 2012

Thom Hartmann's "Why Would Anyone Proudly Call Themselves a Conservative?", July 16, 2012

Dick Polman's "GOP's job-killing election strategy", June 10, 2012

Charles Babington's "Is GOP Trying to Sabotage Economy to Hurt Obama?", May 19, 2012

Thomas Fitzgerald's "Off script and off-key", March 4, 2012

Steve Hallock's "Gingrich rages at his creation", January 25, 2012

Trudy Rubin's "GOP field makes sorry showing on foreign policy", January 19, 2012

President Obama calls for renewal of New Nationalism, Part 1 Part 2, Osawatomie, KS, December 6, 2011

Paul Krugman's "Oligarchy, American Style", November 3, 2011

Dick Polman's "Romney still dogged by religious bigotry", October 13, 2011

Trudy Rubin's "Foreign policy baffles GOP", October 13, 2011

"You can't voice respect for science and expect to win the Republican nomination."
Dick Polman, Septembeer 29, 2011

Lawrence O'Donnell's "Rewriting the American death penalty", September 22, 2011

Charles Krauthammer's "A 'scheme' worth saving", September 19, 2011

Maurice Levy's "I am not a masochist but the rich must pay more", August 29, 2011

Jonathan Gurwitz's "Perry makes Bush look liberal", August 24, 2011

Steven Rattner's "Republican Extremism, Bad Economics", August 15, 2011

Warren Buffett's "Stop Coddling the Super-Rich", August 14, 2011

Neal Gabler's "The Elusive Big Idea", August 13, 2011

Trudy Rubin's "Republicans' stance on debt could have drastic consequences for the U.S.", June 30, 2011

Steven Conn's "China's state-fueled growth", June 7, 2011

Joseph Stiglitz's "Of the 1%, by the 1%, for the 1%", May 2011

Reuter's "Missing Pakistani journalist found dead", May 31, 2011

E.J. Dione's "GOP's merciless orthodoxy", May 17, 2011

E.J. Dionne's "The bailout's secret success", May 10, 2011

Shannon Meehan's "A soldier learns he fought the wrong war", May 9, 2011

Goldie Taylor's "Why Obama shouldn't have had to 'show his papers'", April 28, 2011

Linda Bilmes's "Costly Inheritance", April 27, 2011

Louisa Lim's "China Cracks Down On Christians At Outdoor Service", April 11, 2011

Roger Cohen's "Religion Does Its Worst", April 4, 2011

Paul Krugman's "American Thought Police", March 27, 2011

Albert Hunt's "When It Comes to the Deficit, Resolve Is Weak", March 13, 2011

NPR's "Target Of Glenn Beck's Ire Recounts Threats", February 27, 2011

Chris Hedges speaks on WHYY about the Death of the Liberal Class, February 22, 2011

Neal Gabler's "The Arrogance Divide", February 22, 2011

Paul Krugman's "Wisconsin Power Play", February 20, 2011

NPR's "Republicans Sharpen Knives For Obama's Budget", February 13, 2011

Michael Scheuer speaks with Tavis Smiley about Osama Bin Laden & Egypt, February 9, 2011

Dick Polman's "Idolatry of Ronald Reagan doesn't square with his history", February 6, 2011

Paul Krugman's "The War on Logic", January 16, 2011

NPR's "Eisenhower's Warning Still Challenges A Nation", January 16, 2011

Paul Krugman's "When Zombies Win", December 20, 2010

David Stockman's comments on extending the Bush tax cuts (Click on "Listen to the Story"), December 18, 2010

Bernie Sanders' "There is a War Being Waged Against the Working Families of America", November 30, 2010

Thomas Friedman's "Got to Get This Right", November 27, 2010

NPR's "Bob Inglis: A Republican Swamped By The GOP Wave", November 20, 2010

Ed Dante's "The Shadow Scholar", November 12, 2010

David Brooks' "National Greatness Agenda", November 11, 2010

Rachel Maddow interviews Jon Stewart, November 11, 2010

Bill Moyer's "Welcome to the Plutocracy!", November 9, 2010

Hedges Laments The 'Death Of The Liberal Class', November 8, 2010

Chris Hedges' "A Recipe for Fascism", November 8, 2010

Eugene Robinson's "What's Behind the Tea Party's Ire?", November 2, 2010

Maureen Dowd's "Making ignorance chic", October 21, 2010

Matt Taibbi's "America on Sale, excerpts from Griftopia", October 18, 2010

Maureen Dowd's "Unfair Game", October 14, 2010

Thomas Friedman's "The Tea Kettle Movement", September 28, 2010

Paul Krugman's "The Angry Rich", September 19, 2010

Gloria Goodale's "Stephen Colbert-Jon Stewart rally: Might TV duo affect Election 2010?", September 17, 2010

Frank Rich's "Freedom's Just Another Word", September 4, 2010

Timothy Noah's "The United States of Inequality", September 3, 2010

D. Folkenflik's "The Saudi Prince, The Mosque And Fox News", September 1, 2010

P. Krugman's "For Obama, a nonstop witch hunt", August 30, 2010

S.B. Thistlethwaite's "Liberation Theology for beginners", August 30, 2010

N. Kristof's "Taking Bin Laden's Side", August 21, 2010

M. Dowd's "Going Mad in Herds", August 21, 2010

J. Feldmans's "`Ground Zero Mosque' Is the New `Death Panels'", August 16, 2010

S.B. Thistlethwaite's "Freedom of religion: having the courage of our convictions", August 15, 2010

J. Gillis' "In Weather Chaos, a Case for Global Warming", August 14, 2010

E.J. Dione's "The end of the Fox News era?", July 26, 2010

Chris Hedges' "The Christian Fascists Are Growing Stronger", June 7, 2010

Chris Hedges' "After Religion Fizzles, We're Stuck With Nietzsche", May 9, 2010

Dick Polman's "GOP's convenient memory lapse", May 9, 2010

E.J. Dionne's "The looming fight over conservative judicial activism", April 26, 2010

8 (Wesleyan University) Students Assist Haitian Children during Spring Break", March 3, 2010

Niall Ferguson's "America, the fragile empire", February 28, 2010

Trudy Rubin's "Lessons can be learned from European health systems", February 28, 2010

Paul Krugman's "The Bankruptcy Boys", February 21, 2010

Thomas Friedman's "Global Weirding Is Here", February 17, 2010

Trudy Rubin's "Iran attack would backfire", February 11, 2010

David Crary's "More men get economic boost from marriage", January 19, 2010

Charles C. Krulak and Joseph P. Hoar's "The real threat is terror itself", January 15, 2010

Chris Satullo's "Assessing President Obama's first year in the White House", January 10, 2010

Steven Newton's "Science denial is on the rise", December 24, 2009

Trudy Rubin's "Lives lost for human rights", December 16, 2009

Charles Krauthammer's "A deadly excess of delicacy", November 16, 2009

Dick Polman's "Some Republicans are taking on the fringe", October 18, 2009

Paul Krugman's "The Politics of Spite", October 4, 2009

Anna Shaff's "A crash course on clunkers", August 13, 2009

Clare Ellicott's "'I owe my life to the NHS': Stephen Hawking tells US to stop attacking health service", August 13, 2009

Sara Robinson's "Fascist America: Are We There Yet?", August 6, 2009

The Huffington Post's "Natalia Estemirova Killing The Latest In Attacks On Russian Activists", July 15, 2009

The American Experience Series "We Shall Remain", April 13, 2009

John Hinshaw and Chris Dolan's "Presidential tenures: The bad and the worst", February 16, 2009

Steve Young's "A president who actually admits mistakes", February 5, 2009

Anita Chang's "China Censors Parts of Obama's Speech", January 21, 2009

The Huffington Post's "Stanislav Markelov: Russian Lawyer In Prominent Chechnya Cases Shot Dead", January 19, 2009

Dick Polman's "The party pooper", January 13, 2009

Joseph Stiglitz's "Capitalist Fools", January 2009

Charles Krauthammer's "Moral Clarity in Gaza", January 2, 2009

Bob Herbert's "Add Up the Damage", December 29, 2008

Dick Polman's "He leaves with a record of contempt, secrecy, lies", December 21, 2008

Matt Apuzzo's "Bush `ignored' credit crisis warnings", December 1, 2008

Leonard Pitts Jr.'s "Don't let fear trump hope", November 19, 2008

"Eagleburger Blisters Palin: `Of Course' She's Not Ready", October 31, 2008

Jerry Coyne's "Swatting attacks on fruit flies and science", October 31, 2008

George Curry's "High court's future at stake", October 30, 2008

Christopher Hitchens' "Sarah Palin's War on Science", October 27, 2008

Paul Krugman's "The real plumbers of Ohio", October 20, 2008

The New Yorker's "The Choice", October 13, 2008

"... the overall themes that (Sarah) Palin and John McCain have been trying to advance (are) that expertise is overrated, homespun sincerity is better than sophistication, conviction is more important than analysis."
Steven Pinker, October 12, 2008

Trudy Rubin's "At a time of crisis, GOP promotes fear", October 12, 2008

"David Brooks: Sarah Palin `Represents A Fatal Cancer To The Republican Party'", October 8, 2008

Ruth Marcus' "McCain vs. Palin", September 30, 2008

Trudy Rubin's "Where was McCain's leadership?", September 30, 2008

Mark Bowden's "Disturbing line Palin tossed off in address", September 21, 2008

Joe Klein's "John McCain and the Lying Game", September 17, 2008

David Frum's "The Vanishing Republican Voter", September 5, 2008

Charles Krauthammer's "Palin's Problem", September 5, 2008

Gloria Steinem's "Palin: wrong woman, wrong message", September 4, 2008

House Resolution 194: Apology to African Americans on Behalf of the People of the United States, July 29, 2008

Cynthia Tucker's "True patriotism is insisting U.S. live up to ideals", July 6, 2008

Gore Vidal's "Article of Impeachment", June 12, 2008

House Resolution 1258: Impeaching George W. Bush, President of the United States, of High Crimes and Misdemeanors, June 10, 2008

Paul Krugman's "Stranded in Suburbia", May 19, 2008

Keith Olbermann's "Mr. President, the war isn't about you - or golf", May 14, 2008

Chris Hedges' "Nader deserves a pulpit to speak the truth", March 9, 2008

Tavis Smiley interviews Michael Scheuer, February 21, 2008

Richard Clarke's "Setting a standard in fear-mongering", February 1, 2008

Elizabeth Holtzman's "Judiciary Committee should move to impeach Bush and Cheney", January 27, 2008

George McGovern's "Why I Believe Bush Must Go", January 6, 2008

Chris Hedges' "One True Voice on the Trail", January 6, 2008

Chris Hedges' "U.S. in the Time of Empire?", November 18, 2007

Charles C. Krulak and Joseph P. Hoar's "It's Our Cage, Too", May 17, 2007

"New Book Details Cheney Lawyer's Efforts to Expand Executive Power", Washington Post, September 5, 2007

House Resolution 333: Impeaching Richard B. Cheney, Vice President of the United States, for High Crimes and Misdemeanors, April 24, 2007

Joe Klein's "An Administration's Epic Collapse", April 5, 2007

Michael Lind's "He's Only Fifth Worst", December 3, 2006

Anne Applebaum's "A Moscow Murder Story", October 9, 2006

Jonathan Alter's "An Alternate 9/11 History", September 16, 2006

Steve Colbert's "roast" of President Bush, April 29, 2006

Sean Wilentz's "The Worst President in History?", April 21, 2006

John Timpane's "Intelligent Design: Teach it as a belief, but not as science", August 7, 2005

Chris Hedges' "The Christian Right and the Rise of American Fascism", November 15, 2004

Bernard Chazelle's "Bush's Desolate Imperium", December 2003

Chris Hedges' "Rockford College graduation speech", (transcript) May 21, 2003

Paul Alexander's "All Hat, No Cattle (a pre-primary assessment of George W. Bush)", August 5, 1999

Read this if you care about American civil liberties and rights.

Here are updates to this story: December 22, 2003, April 28, 2004, July 6, 2004, March 1, 2005, April 13, 2005, July 19, 2005, September 10, 2005, November 22, 2005, December 29, 2005, January 6, 2006, February 17, 2006, April 3, 2006, October 19, 2006, December 4, 2006, March 1, 2007, March 24, 2007, May 15, 2007, August 16, 2007, January 5, 2008, January 16, 2008, June 15, 2009 and January 13, 2010.

Favorite Sculpture Parks/Gardens

Vigeland Sculpture Park         Storm King Art Center

Kröller-Müller Museum         Norton Simon Museum

National Gallery of Art          Grounds for Sculpture

Historic Military Sites (I have visited)

The Alamo

Antietam National Battlefield         Arlington National Cemetery

Arromanches, France         Avocourt, France (then) Avocourt, France (now)

Ball's Bluff Battlefield Regional Park

Battle of Crooked Billet Monument         Battle for New York City Walking Tour

Battle of the Rio San Gabriel California State Historical Landmark

Bennington Battlefield State Historic Site         Brandywine Battlefield Park

Butte de Vauquois

Castle Clinton National Monument         Castle of Haut-Koenigsbourg

Cliveden         Diamond Head State Monument

Douaumont Ossuary and Cemetery

El Presidio de Santa Barbara State Historic Park         Fort Anne National Historic Site

Fort Circle Parks         Fort Hancock and Sandy Hook Proving Ground National Historic Landmark

Fort MacArthur Museum

Fort Macon State Park         Fort Ontario State Historic Site

Fort Saybrook Monument Park

Fort Washington State Park         Fort Zachary Taylor State Historic Site

Fortress of Louisbourg National Historic Park         Gettysburg National Military Park

Halifax Citadel National Historic Site         Harpers Ferry National Historical Park

Heidelberg Castle         Henri-Chapelle American Cemetery

Königstein Fortress         Lost Battalion Monument (a valiant carrier pigeon!)

Marienberg Fortress         Meuse-Argonne American Cemetery

Minute Man National Historical Park         Monmouth Battlefield State Park

Monocacy National Battlefield         Montfaucon American Monument

Montmédy Citadel         Morristown National Historical Park

New Market Battlefield State Historical Park & The Virginia Museum of the Civil War

Normandy American Cemetery         Old Barracks Museum

Peebles Island State Park         Petrovaradin Fortress

Point Du Hoc         Prairie Grove Battlefield State Park

Presidio of San Francisco         Princeton Battlefield State Park

Russian Fort Elizabeth State Historical Park         S.S. Lane Victory

San Pasqual Battlefield State Historic Park         Saratoga National Historical Park

Stony Point Battlefield State Historic Site

Texel War Cemetery         Tsurugajo Castle

United States Air Force Academy         United States Military Academy at West Point

United States Naval Academy         USS Constitution

USS Pampanito         Valley Forge National Historical Park

Vicksburg National Military Park         Washington Crossing State Park

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