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Trump and the F-Word  

It is tempting to call our new president a fascist, but a fixation on Trump’s authoritarian personality obscures the real menace: the Republican agenda.





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Signs of Our Time  

The outpouring of witty protest signs at recent anti-Trump protests is something new in the repertoire of social movements. But the thrilling horizontalism that the signs reflect has its limits.











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A Debate Without Class  

The debate may have helped Hillary Clinton’s chances in November. But if she truly wants to set the United States on a path toward greater economic equality, Clinton will have to put class politics front and center.





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The Two Sides of Hate  

Omar Mateen’s horrific mass murder last week in Orlando and Donald Trump’s vicious campaign for president both signal an alarming return of sadism in American life.