Supporters of President Donald Trump climb on walls at the U.S. Capitol on Wednesday during an attempt to interfere with the rtification of the 2020 presidential election results by Congress. (Jim Urquhart/Reuters)

Was Trump Hoping for a Coup?

by Joseph Gerson Originally published by Common Dreams There is so much that we don’t know about Wednesday’s assault on our national capital and our limited constitutional democracy. The new Congress should not only investigate why the Capital police and Homeland Security were missing in […]


Authoritarianism on the Rise

by Joseph Gerson The Authoritarianism Working Group has shared and discussed readings and organized two excellent webinars featuring Noam Chomsky, Van Gosse, Ty dePass, Mic Krenshaw and Col. Lawrence Wilkerson. Among the lessons from the readings has been the central role of middle classes in […]