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The CW’s Superman & Lois Premiere Is Surprisingly Somber

Caroline Siede AV Club
Superman & Lois pointedly comments on real-world issues. The Daily Planet suffers a round of brutal media layoffs and Smallville, once thriving, is crumbling under an economic collapse that sees big businesses buying up all the small family farms.

The Right-Wing Firestorm That Rages On

Peter Dreier Dissent
ACORN and the Firestorm reminds us that America’s current polarization wasn’t inevitable. It was manufactured, a product of the web of big business, conservative media entrepreneurs, and right-wing politicians and helped set the stage for Trump . . .

The Kavanaugh Nomination and Labor

Sharon Block On Labor
Kavanaugh’s record demonstrates consistent support for the interests of employers and a lack of concern for the interests of workers and the government agencies that come to the D.C. Circuit to protect workers’ rights.

What Trumpism Means for Democracy

Andrew J. Bacevich TomDispatch
American democracy has been failing for decades, so a disturbing number of us are turning to authoritarianism. Is Trump our Juan Perón? Trump's Atlantic City empire has crumbled. But Trump himself has somehow emerged stronger than ever. The man who sought to lure all aspiring monarchs to A.C. ('welcome to a kingdom where everybody's treated like a king') has whipped up a heady mix of xenophobia, political bromides, and so-light-it-floats policy proposals into a movement
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