The Anderson Files

Furries, far right and the Colorado GOP

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Nothing’s normal about this November’s election. Amnesty International has called on governors and secretaries of state to ban guns at or near polling stations....

The Queen and Australia’s 1975 rightwing coup

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The wall-to-wall coverage of Queen Elizabeth’s death was a brightly colored spectacle, but it was a bit North Korean.  It is curious that the U.S....

Fake populist GOP promises to attack labor

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Does the media tend to portray Donald Trump as a tribune of ordinary folks and Joe Biden as an establishment elitist? That is what...

GOP Ultra-Maga Love of Authoritarian Hungary

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There is a controversy among Republican leaders about publicly declaring what the GOP would do if it won back Congress and the presidency. The GOP...

Schumer, Manchin and a green future

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Recently, UN Secretary General António Guterres warned that fossil-fuel driven climate chaos is ravaging the planet. He said, “We have a choice. Collective action...

Colorado’s GOP militia gang

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Violent far rightists have been around for some time, but the Jan. 6 hearings have revealed their incestuous relationships with some of the most...

Colorado’s backstory to court’s EPA gutting

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The Supreme Court is staging a counterrevolution against social progress, rewriting laws and twisting the Constitution to please a right-wing minority with highly unpopular...

Progressives divided over county commissioner and sheriff races

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You might have noticed that the Boulder County ballot for the Democratic primary has only two contested races. As I was trying to figure...

Fear, despair and gun profiteering

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The week before the Uvalde, Texas, elementary school massacre, Daniel Defense posted a photograph on Facebook and Twitter, showing a little boy sitting cross-legged,...

Populism: bigoted scapegoating or multiracial progressivism?

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Populism isn’t a coherent ideology, argues John Judis, but “a way of thinking” about politics that can be employed by the left, right or...

Forced pregnancy & rise in fascism

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Abortion is a unique issue in American politics. For many years, a majority of people have opposed overturning Roe v. Wade. However, many have...

Democracy isn’t corny but essential for equitable & decent society

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Are the Republicans going crazy? They are banning books, criminalizing abortion, attacking public school teachers who talk about racism, passing anti-LGBT laws and indiscriminately...