The Anderson Files

Polis’ perplexing tax policy

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During his State of the State address, Governor Jared Polis called for huge government spending for mass transit, education, job training and crime fighting....

Putin’s far right disinformation

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Vladimir Putin's invasion of Ukraine is shocking but how surprising is it? British investigative journalist Carole Cadwalladr said on Twitter, “We failed to acknowledge...

The GOP scheme for autocracy

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Donald Trump may be the first mainstream presidential candidate who is openly anti-democratic. Does he want to replace July 4 with Jan. 6 as...

RFK Jr.’s anti-vax, MAGA-parroting ’60s nostalgia campaign

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Moments after President John F. Kennedy was murdered in 1963, Attorney General Robert F. Kennedy was frantically making phone calls trying to find out...

Progressive hope amid fears of autocracy and fascism

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After the Senate Democrats recently passed the $3.5 trillion budget resolution, California Congress member Ro Khanna told Democracy Now! that it was “a historic...

Time for the next step in health care

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We have been told over and over that the United States has the best health care system on the planet. This notion is contradicted...

A new reality for Israelis, Palestinians and U.S. politics

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The Israel-Palestine conflict is frequently portrayed as an eternal Hatfields versus McCoys dispute. There is calm now after the fighting.  But Yousef Munayyer, a political...

U.S. aid to suppress Palestinians and democracy

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Something unprecedented is happening in U.S.-Israeli relations. There has been a mainstream cliché that Israel is “the only democracy in the Middle East.” It...

Social solidarity or culture war

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We are supposed to be in the middle of a “culture war” but it is really a conflict about how we define social solidarity...

Rage, despair, hopelessness… and the election

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We are sick and tired of being sick and tired. — Mississippi civil rights leader Fannie Lou Hammer  In the 1960s, black people demanded to...

Trump, Israel and the Palestinians

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On Dec. 23, the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) adopted Resolution 2334, which declared that Israeli settlements in the West Bank and East Jerusalem...

What would Molly do?

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These days, I wonder what Molly Ivins would think of today’s politics. Those of us who were fans called her Molly even if we...