Hedges: Jesus, Endless War, and the Rise of American Fascism

"The Democratic Party’s hypocrisy and duplicity is the fertilizer for Christian fascism. Its exclusive focus on the culture wars and identity politics at the expense of economic, political, and social justice fueled a right-wing backlash and stoked the bigotry, racism, and sexism it sought to curtail."

Breaking the Two-Party System

The Two-Party System Is Facing Its Biggest Challenge In 70 Years. From Maine to Missouri, states are bucking the establishment to push radical electoral reforms.

Masculinity Metaphors Dominate Mainstream Media Coverage of Election

The frequent use of boxing and football metaphors in political discourse did not cause violence to become such an important force in our politics, but this usage is one measure of how presidential campaigns can be less about policy differences and complex political agendas than they can be about the selling of a certain kind of executive masculinity, embodied in a particular man whom the public comes to know largely through television and other technologies of mass communication.

▶ Bill Moyers: How Public Power Can Defeat Plutocrats

Lawrence Lessig and Zephyr Teachout return to talk about the corrupting influence of money in politics, and their push to change the system. Moyers & Company  November 21, 2014  Moyers & Company  November 21, 2014 Government has become a clearinghouse for corporations and plutocrats with deep pockets to buy the politicians who grease the wheels More

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