Tag: Donald Trump

The rise of Republican rage

By Rebekah Crawford The Republicans have become the party of anger and grievance. Their rage is amplified by the conservative media and gun rights associations. This is bad news for society. Tuesday 9 March 2021 Like many people, I spent…

How not to fight extremism in America

By Khaled Diab A sudden lurch from ignoring or underplaying the threat of right-wing extremism in America to treating white crusaders like jihadis and QAnon like al-Qaeda will set off the insurgency timebomb rather than defuse it. Thursday 4 March…

The heroes fighting online hate speech

By Christian Nielsen Donald Trump’s latest impeachment throws a spotlight on the politics of grievance, the role of social media and the dangers of hate speech spilling over into real life. Fortunately, the pushback has started. Thursday 18 February 2021…

The downfall of Donald Trump

By Rebekah Crawford There was a certain poetic justice to Donald Trump’s undoing. I’d even call it Shakespearean. 13 January 2021 On 6 January 2021, the Trump era ended spectacularly, in the dark carnage Trump alluded to in his inaugural…

Good riddance to Trump

With Biden elected, I am, like much of America, waking up from being in an abusive relationship, writes Rebekah Crawford. Sadly, millions of Americans did not mind Trump’s racism, corruption and abuse of power. Monday 16 November 2020 When I…

The mediocrity of evil

Many of the leaders held up as representing the epitome of evil were extraordinarily and spectacularly untalented, incapable and incompetent. With this mediocrity of evil, it is almost a wonder that they managed to rise to the top at all.…