Robert Nelson: Hitler, Mussolini and Franco all had ethnic scapegoats — Jews, Roma and Slavs. Today, Trump’s scapegoats are Muslims, Mexicans and Asians. Gay bashing remains a unifying theme for all fascists, bridging nearly a century of right-wing ideology.
Robert Nelson: Old guards do not like to relinquish power. They are unwilling to compromise. New revolutionaries are impatient. They have been on the outside for a long time.
Robert Nelson: The IG’s report promises to be the centerpiece of the Republican attack on the Democrats in the fall election if Secretary Clinton grabs the party’s presidential nomination.
Robert Nelson: This year young people are particularly active. Democratic Party leaders seem not to care. They feel that the young enthusiastic voters who have gathered around the candidacy of Bernie Sanders can be taken for granted in the fall. Will Democrats Win
Robert Nelson: Of the remaining presidential contenders, only Bernie Sanders can lay claim to having participated for his entire career in the movement to stop nuclear war.
Robert Nelson: Some might argue that tuition free higher education was gutted by short-sighted public university administrators of the 1960s who could not pass up cheap loan money. Others point to the avarice and greed of our under-regulated banks. Free College Tuition Plan
Robert Nelson: Donald Trump’s success in the recent primaries has put the word ‘fascism’ squarely on our national agenda. Given the human suffering that fascism inflicted, it is well worth researching the causes. Fascism Coming
Robert Nelson. Democratic presidential candidate refuses to take Bill and Hillary’s campaign hate bait. Bernie Channels Gandhi
Robert Nelson: Hillary Clinton will be masquerading as her progressive opponent Bernie Sanders in the first major electoral event of the presidential nominating process.
Robert M. Nelson: Most people probably do not realize just how close we came to the start of World War III.
Robert Nelson: Pope Francis leaves little doubt about the reality of global warming and the need to act now in his book ‘Care for Our Common Home’
Robert M. Nelson: New York Times reporter James Risen reports that between 2003 and 2004 about $13 billion in $100 bills was flown to the Iraq war zone from the Federal Reserve Bank of New York. The volume of that cash pile was so huge that it filled the cargo holds of many C-17 Air Force planes on their way to Baghdad.
Robert Nelson: “Citizenfour” is a spellbinder. Poitras does not simply describe what others did. She herself was a central player in getting Edward Snowden’s revelations before the world.