Steve Schmidt did not pull any punches as he described the path that has led to the current dysfunctional nation.
We are close to either a collapse or a renewal of democracy: which way will America go?
Typically, oligarchies flip in one of two directions within a generation: either back to democracy, or into a full-blown fascist police state
America has a serious fascism problem, but it goes way beyond the kinds of authoritarianism displayed by people like Donald Trump. It goes deep, now, into the very structure of corporate America.
The 2020 TrumpVirus pandemic that is killing so many of us today has deep roots in World War I and the Woodrow Wilson Influenza that killed 50,000,000 back then.
Republican politicians are not even hiding what they are doing. They learned from Trump that deceit in the open makes Americans catatonic.
Texas police decided that they would confiscate a sign of a Texas woman they found offensive because it displayed the GOP in a bad light. Fascism?
With thousands of hours to fill on multiple channels, why can’t we have a more broadly informed population on issues like Brazil that mimics our current pathology?
Fascism is an extreme derivative of fundamentalism, with a long tradition in almost every culture. Unfortunately, it is active around the world and formative in the United States.
That Cohen, in the end, decided to come clean about Trump, and so to end any possibility of a presidential pardon, may be the result of a legal strategy.