The Anderson Files

Putin’s got a friend in Trump

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The Trump-Putin controversies have stirred memories of the Cold War. But the world has changed. The Soviet Union was a peculiar animal. The regime emerged from...

Trump, TPP and progressives

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Donald Trump is portrayed in the mainstream media as the primary critic of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP). This is ironic since the coalition against...

Lessons from Nixon and Kent State

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Tin soldiers and Nixon coming, We’re finally on our own. This summer I hear the drumming Four dead in Ohio. — Neil Young, “Ohio” Something ugly...

The legacy of Joe McCarthy lives on

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Donald Trump has been compared to earlier rightwing demagogues such as Hitler, Mussolini, George Wallace and Pat Buchanan. The name of witch-hunter Senator Joe...

Trump exposes liberal ignorance of the working class

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The working class is invisible in this country much of the time. But in election years, the white folks in this demographic are discussed...

The doublespeak of The Donald

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Many in the mainstream media talk about how similar Donald Trump and Bernie Sanders are. Supposedly they are both “anti-establishment” populist candidates who are...

A global New Deal

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The two major parties will have to change, or they are likely to be changed by voters who have had enough,” the Reverend Jesse...

Beware the corporate takeover

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“Bernie’s where the Democrats need to be. He’s speaking to fears that working families have about the future, but he’s not dividing people the...

CU needs to give Nike a swift kick

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A university should be a critic and conscience of society, according to an old-fashioned view. There are lofty goals on campus plaques and universities...

Good judgment or Clinton

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There hasn’t been much serious debate about foreign policy in the presidential race. The Republicans promise endless war and offer only bluster and B.S....

Syria: A different perspective

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Five years ago, the people of Syria rebelled in peaceful protests for political freedom and social justice, which were inspired by the “Arab Spring”...

The path to a Bernie victory

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Bernie Sanders can win. On Super Tuesday, Clinton won in “red” conservative states of the South, which Democrats will lose in the general election,...