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A Good Life Rule for Leftists: Never Talk to the FBI

Michael Myerson Jacobin
Being a leftist — or worse, a child of leftists — in the mid-20th century meant constant harassment from the FBI. From my childhood in the 1940s and ’50s through the upheavals of the ’60s, I only told them one thing: take a hike.

Prelude to Tax Day

H Patricia Hynes Portside
On Tax Day, there’s more than one elephant in the room, and they’re all in mansions.

The Bogalusa Lesson

Bruce Hartford Civil Rights Movement Archive
Civil Rights march in Bogalusa When white-supremacists resort to terrorist violence, disciplined and strategic self-defense is not only justified — it's required. The federal government has the means and the resources to protect people from white-supremacist terrorism...

We Are Living in a Failed State

George Packer The Atlantic
The coronavirus didn't break America. It revealed what was already broken. Trump acquired a federal government crippled by years of right-wing ideological assault and steady defunding. He set about finishing the job, destroying the civil service.
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