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Strategy in the Time of MAGA: Block and Build

Max Elbaum Common Dreams
A GOP presidential and congressional win in 2024 would bring a national abortion ban, national right to work law; more tax cuts for the rich; an eliminationist program for transgender people; Jim Crow 2; a new McCarthyism and COINTELPRO for the left.

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The Writers Who Went Undercover To Show America Its Ugly Side

Samuel G. Freedman The Atlantic
In the 1940s, a series of books tried to use the conventions of detective fiction to expose the degree of prejudice in postwar America. Their books — along with Sinatra’s song and film; Richard Wright’s memoir, coincided with a surge of activism.

Fighting Fire and Fascism in the American West

Patrick Bigger and Sara Nelson Dissent Magazine
Ecological crisis, rural deindustrialization, and real estate speculation have created conditions in which the far right thrives. Combatting the rising right and surging wildfires will take a progressive green industrial policy,

Believe It: A DeSantis Presidency Could Be Even Worse Than Trump

Brynn Tannehill The New Republic
Donald Trump was and is a lazy, ignorant narcissist. The Florida governor is a smart, motivated, very right-wing Catholic who wants to remake America as he imagines God wants it to be. Is this what the MAGA controlled GOP has come to?

Israel’s New Government Learned From the U.S. Far Right

Shiri Eisner +972 Magazine
The goal of Israel’s fascist right is to establish a religious dictatorship run according to their openly oppressive principles, explicitly targeting Palestinians, LGBTQ people, women, and most every marginalized group in Israel.
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