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Mike Lofgren

Mike Lofgren

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Reich is Wrong: Fascism Not Against Laissez-Faire

Racism and xenophobia fanned by GOP propaganda are what have brought us to the brink.

21.05.2024 20

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Mike Lofgren

Potomac Yard: a Rare Victory of People Power Over Stadium Socialism

The citizens and taxpayers of Virginia handed an ignominious defeat to the combined forces of corporate bread-and-circuses and the real...

10.04.2024 8

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Mike Lofgren

Merrick Garland, Donald Trump and the fall of France

During the past three years, there have been numerous critics of the Justice Department under Attorney General Merrick Garland’s leadership. I have...

06.04.2024 50

Salon

Mike Lofgren

"House of Cards" once seemed too cynical — those were innocent times

What seems like an eon ago, I wrote a book called "The Deep State." I conceived it as a Baedeker’s Guide to how the political machinery of...

19.02.2024 10

Salon

Mike Lofgren

How Donald Trump reduced the GOP to groveling sycophants

Bully-worship, under various disguises, has become a universal religion. — George Orwell, 1939, reviewing Bertrand Russell’s "Power: A New Social...

04.02.2024 30

Salon

Mike Lofgren

Liberal cowardice, Trump and the Constitution: Surrender is not an option

I worked as a congressional staff member during the protracted, nerve-wracking run-up to the Iraq invasion in 2003. Readers will recall a time of peak...

14.01.2024 50

Salon

Mike Lofgren

Al Gore Was Such a Good Sport to Give In Gracefully – Really?

When a Republican operative tells Democrats to continue being good losers, don't buy it.

20.12.2023 40

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Mike Lofgren

Right-wing fake history is making a big comeback — but it never went away

Who controls the past controls the future; who controls the present controls the past — George Orwell, "1984" The historian is a prophet looking...

04.11.2023 40

Salon

Mike Lofgren

The Republican Revolution Devours Its Children

Kevin McCarthy was the Kerensky of the Republican revolution; Gaetz is its Lenin.

10.10.2023 2

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Mike Lofgren

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