Category Archives: democracy

America Chooses: Semi-Democracy or Fascism

BY ARLEN GROSSMAN (Published at OpEdNews.com, Sept 1 2022, and was their #1 headlined article for six days with over 3300 views) In just a couple of months, Americans will cast an important vote. If we make the wrong choice, … Continue reading

Posted in America, democracy, Democratic Party, elections, fascism, government, politics, Republican Party | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

As the Fourth Great Turning Unwinds, Technology is Speeding Up the Process

By Thomas Hartmann/ TheHartmannReport/ August 19, 2022 These hinge points of history are never painless, but they always leave enlightenment and true change in their wake. As Russian President Putin tries his version of Hitler’s September 1939 “defensive” attack on … Continue reading

Posted in America, democracy, Donald Trump, fascism, foreign policy, government, history, military, philosophy, politics, revolution, war | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment

THE TRUMP EMPIRE’S LAST STAND

By Arlen Grossman/ Published on Daily Kos dailykos.com/ August 18, 2022 Published In OpEdNews, August 27 ,2022 (revised and updated) I hope it is becoming obvious why Donald Trump went so overboard with his baseless claims that the 2020 election … Continue reading

Posted in America, crime, democracy, Donald Trump, ethics, history, Joe Biden, Justice, nuclear weapons, politics | Tagged , , | 1 Comment

HOW PUTIN–AND TRUMP–RUINED AMERICA

By Arlen Grossman/ OpEdNews/ June 23, 2022 (This is a revised version of a previously published commentary on DailyKos, June 5 ) One reason Russian President Vladimir Putin felt confident he could swiftly conquer Ukraine was likely because of his … Continue reading

Posted in America, democracy, Democratic Party, Donald Trump, elections, history, politics, Republican Party | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment

What you need to know about the anti-democracy movement

Who’s funding it, why it’s inspired by Viktor Orban, and what it aims to achieve By RobertReich/ RobertReich.substack.com / May 19, 2022 Decades ago, America’s wealthy backed a Republican establishment that believed in fiscal conservatism, anti-communism, and constitutional democracy. But … Continue reading

Posted in America, democracy, Democratic Party, elections, government, politics, Republican Party | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

The Last Days of American Democracy?

By Arlen Grossman Published in OpEdNews.com/ May 20, 2022 Published in DailyKoz.com/ May 22, 2022 The political situation in this country is precarious, especially amidst a worldwide trend favoring autocracy over democracy. Conditions here will worsen if the Democrats aren’t … Continue reading

Posted in America, Congress, democracy, Democratic Party, Donald Trump, government, politics, Republican Party | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

Chris Hedges Interviews Cornel West

April 15, 2022 In this premiere episode of The Chris Hedges Report, Dr. West joins Chris Hedges to discuss the decay of the American empire, the struggle to show international solidarity in the face of escalating militarism, and what it … Continue reading

Posted in America, democracy, Economics, foreign policy, government, inequality, philosophy, politics | Tagged , | Leave a comment

Democrats play softball as GOP battles for power Published in Monterey Herald. December 31 and Rutland (VT) Herald, January 5 Trump Republicans are stopping at nothing in their aggressive battle to regain power. Lying, cheating, suppressing voting rights, gerrymandering, even … Continue reading

Posted in America, democracy, Democratic Party, politics, Republican Party | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

THE BAD GUYS ARE WINNING

If the 20th century was the story of slow, uneven progress toward the victory of liberal democracy over other ideologies—communism, fascism, virulent nationalism—the 21st century is, so far, a story of the reverse. By Anne Applebaum/ The Atlantic/ November 15, … Continue reading

Posted in America, democracy, government, politics | Tagged , , , | 2 Comments

Putin Won. We Lost.

By Arlen Grossman/ OpEdNews.com/ November 26, 2021 (Top Headlined Story At OpEd News, November 26-27) As democracy struggles on life support in the United States and with authoritarianism gaining popularity here and abroad. Vladimir Putin, the President of Russia, must … Continue reading

Posted in America, democracy, Democratic Party, Donald Trump, elections, government, politics, Republican Party, Russia | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment