Trump the Fascist?

Word Count: 1471 · Reading Time: 7 minutes

2020-06-22

Recently, an old friend of mine asked the following How much of this is hyperbole? From an outsiders perspective much of the USA (news, politics, entertainment, ..) is loaded with hyperbole. Facts & intellectual discussion seem to be obscured by emotions and extremes. in response to a post linking American Democracy Will Die in 150 Days and having the following lead: There is only one issue in this US election: Fascism vs not Fascism.

Voting in a Pandemic

Word Count: 383 · Reading Time: 2 minutes

2020-04-07

If you’re interested in political history (or just current affairs viewed through the lens of a political historian) haven’t come across Heather Cox Richardson, I highly recommend her daily summaries. Specific to this one, it’s worth remembering that we still have an election running and, it seems that the Republican Party is intent on using the pandemic as a way of magnifying their power. In this case, we have primary elections which really should be either postponed, moved to vote by mail or otherwise have significant allowances for the pandemic.