Republican Party (U.S.)
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American Fascists: The Christian Right and the War on America
Hedges examines the Christian Right's origins, its driving motivation and its dark ideological underpinnings, with interviews and coverage of events such as pro-life rallies and weeklong classes on co...
America's Repugnant Republicans
There is a qualitative difference between today’s Democrats and Republicans. That difference does not lie in the potential to pursue policies that negatively impact the world. The difference is in the...
Behind the Confederate Flag Controversy: The Unfinished Civil War: Against The Current vol. 85
Some 50,000 people, ninety percent African Americans, marched in Columbia, South Carolina, on January 17, the federal holiday honoring the great civil rights leader Martin Luther King, Jr. The march p...
Elections and Regime Crisis: Against The Current vol. 124
Will the Democrats "regain control of Congress"? Will Joseph Lieberman change parties? Will Hillary Clinton be the Democratic frontrunner for 2008? How much does any of this matter?
The Elephant in the Room: Against The Current vol. 136
Much of the world is fascinated by the U.S. presidential election. The main reason is that the country may be ready to do something that most developed countries wouldn’t consider: electing a represen...
The End of the Regime?: Against The Current vol. 125
The Permanent Detention and Torture Enabling Act of 2006 was the final obscene gesture of a dying Congressional session. (Actually, make that next-to-last: They topped it off with the billion-dollar a...
Get Up, Stand Up: Uniting Populists, Energizing the Defeated, and Battling the Corporate Elite
Levine, Bruce E.
Levine offers insights into the epidemic of political passivity in America and analyzes how major U.S. institutions have created helplessness and fatalism. He proposes ways of recovering dignity, ener...
How to Rig an Election
Election fraud in the United States in the era of computerized voting machines controlled and programmed by far-right corporate executives.
Lobbyists Mourn House Speaker John Boehner's Departure
House Speaker John Boehner’s surprise resignation on Friday was reason to celebrate for members of his own party who often complained that he let corporate lobbyists exercise undue influence over Cong...
Nader, Greens and Socialists: Against The Current vol. 91
Blaming Ralph Nader for Bush is like blaming the abolitionists for slavery. The Greens ran Nader to end corporate oligarchy, not to support one wing of the oligarchy as a lesser evil against the other...
Not by Politics Alone: The Enduring Influence of the Christian Right
An informative study on the Christian Right, this book addresses how politics and culture converge. Diamond provides an analysis of how "family values" are infused with evangelical beliefs on a number...
Rolling Back Reconstruction: Against The Current vol. 159
The 'Reconstruction Amendments” — the 13th, 14th and 15th amendments to the United States Constitution — are targeted in many of the Tea Party and far-right Republican campaigns against the rights of ...
A Short History of Black Voter Suppression
The Right's organized movement to suppress the votes of African Americans and Latin Americans, and the urban and rural poor by means of the passing of voter ID (Poll Tax) laws in states receives no me...
Voter ID Laws, Voter Fraud: Against The Current vol. 133
The close primary election inside the Democratic Party between Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton shows that every vote counts. The fiasco in the 2000 presidential election because of “hanging chads” al...
The War of Northern Aggression
A leading Civil War historian challenges the new orthodoxy about how slavery ended in America.
What's the Matter with Kansas?: How Conservatives Won the Heart of America
Explores the rise of conservative populism in the United States through the lens of Frank's native state of Kansas. According to his analysis, the political discourse of recent decades has dramaticall...
The American right is trapped in a hyperbolic and dysfunctional world
To have credibility within the Republican party is to have none outside it.
On the Republican primary race and the problem of credibility that socially conservative candidates who mobilize the Republican base will face in a general election regarding their appeal to centrist ...
Protesters cast shadow over US billionaires' rally in the sun
Koch brothers to host rightwing politicians and business leaders to discuss how to influence politics
The Koch brothers' annual rally of rich Americans and rightwing media figures was hosted to raise money for anti-government think tanks and climate change denial. This year a counter rally was orgnai...