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After the Virginia Disaster, the Democrats Better Get to Work

Michael Tomasky The New Republic
Now more than ever, they need to keep their focus and pass their agenda. But is that what they think? Democrats need to change the topic to what they have accomplished while in power. But of course they have to accomplish it first.

Trump, Texas, and the MAGA Drive for Power

Max Elbaum ORganizing Upgrade
When we demonstrate on the ground that radicals are the most reliable and effective fighters against the mortal threat of Trumpism, we maximize our chances of gaining support for our perspective and our organizations.

Trumpism Without Borders

Thomas B. Edsall The New York Times
The peculiarly American characteristics of the Trump years have blinded us to the spread of this radical disorder worldwide.

Tidbits - Feb. 18, 2021 - Reader Comments: No One is Above the Law; Climate Briefing; Fast Food Workers; Affordable Housing; John Sweeney; Black Panther Party; Jazz and Race; Rosa Luxemburg symposium; Working-Class New York Revisited; more...

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Reader Comments: No One is Above the Law; Climate Briefing; Fast Food Workers; Affordable Housing - New York's Coops; John Sweeney; Black Panther Party; Jazz and Race; International symposium - Rosa Luxemburg; Working-Class New York Revisited; more.

Tidbits - Feb. 11, 2021 - Reader Comments: Impeachment, Now Conviction; Marjorie Taylor Greene; Fascism, Fascist Propaganda; Amazon Workers; Karen Lewis; Anne Feeney; Abortion; Medicare for All; Tipped Workers; Announcements; and more....

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Reader Comments: Impeachment, Now Conviction; Marjorie Taylor Greene; Fascism and Fascist Propaganda; Amazon Workers - Solidarity Builds; Karen Lewis; Anne Feeney; Abortion; Medicare for All; Tipped Workers; Announcements; and more....

Tidbits - Feb. 4, 2021 - Reader Comments: Biden and the Left; Trumpism as Fascism; Andrew Yang; Palestine Denied Vaccine; China; Myanmar; Jim Campbell, Presente; Lila Downs New Song; Reinventing Solidarity Podcasts; Radical Futures of Black History

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Reader Comments: Biden and the Left; Trumpism as Fascism; Andrew Yang; Palestine Denied Vaccine; China; Myanmar; Jim Campbell, Presente; Lila Downs New Song to Essential Workers; Reinventing Solidarity Podcasts; Radical Futures of Black History; more

Where Trumpism Lives

Jacob Whiton Boston Review
Support for pro-Trump Republicans remains driven by relatively well-off whites in fast-growing, rapidly diversifying suburbs—not by economic despair in rural America.

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Caste Does Not Explain Race

Charisse Burden-Stelly Boston Review
The recent publication of Isabel Wilkerson’s widely acclaimed Caste: The Origins of Our Discontents returns to caste to explain U.S. racial hierarchy when wealth polarization, racial strife, and white supremacist revanchism are again on the rise.
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