This morning I was the subject of an interview on KBOO, Portland’s listener-supported community radio station (thanks, Paul Roland!). During the interview, a caller made a comment about the left arming up, citing it as necessary in the face of an armed rightwing insurgency.
In political struggle, people, at least in my experience, rarely contemplate the question of violence outside of the context of the violence that can be…
By now many of you have already heard the story of Nebraska state Senator Bruce Bostelman who had to embarrassingly backtrack and apologize for making…
I often advise people concerned with authoritarianism that we need to moderate our public facing language about our opponents on the far right, with…
My March 24 article dismissing the growing and increasingly vitriolic critiques of cancel culture got some push back. The main points I tried to make…
As Vladimir Putin wages war on Ukraine, I can’t help but think, this is what ethnic nationalism looks like. To Putin, it appears, this is not a war on a…
I've not been at my desk as much as usual lately. If you’re a regular reader, you’ve probably noticed I’ve been quiet for a few weeks. I often think of…
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