The deep logic of Trump's turn to deputized goonery, is that military force is the only thing, in recent decades, that the U.S. state has been granted full legitimacy for.
The response in Oregon to U.S. President Donald Trump's outrageous and likely unconstitutional deployment of federal agents has been resoundingly critical.
The U.S. Supreme Court recently clamped down on "faithless electors," but other dangers to American democracy remain.
President Trump's planned rally at Mount Rushmore occurs as the U.S. suffers an explosion of COVID-19 cases and a national debate on how to deal with symbols enshrining systemic racism.
Powerful elites are running scared, says Chomsky. "The peasants are coming with the pitchforks."
The president's shoddy handling of the COVID-19 pandemic and his response to the police murder of George Floyd have all contributed to a sharp decline in opinion polls.
No matter how much Trump tries to vilify activists as thugs and terrorists, it is they, people in the streets, who represent the proudest traditions of protest and dissent.
Protest against police terror across the United States over the last two weeks is beginning to produce change.
The pandemic lays bare what cell phone and body camera videos have increasingly exposed and communities of color have long known: racism is alive and well in the United States, and it is deadly.
The easing of international tensions between the U.S. and China would in normal times be the job of international institutions such as the UN and G20. But Trump times are not normal times.