Joe Conason

Trump [And Putin] Still Pushing Fascist ‘Nationalism’
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Trump [And Putin] Still Pushing Fascist ‘Nationalism’

BY JOE CONASON Hold the exhalations of relief about the supposed moderation of Donald Trump and the apparent demotion of Steve Bannon, his official strategist. With Trump’s all-but-explicit endorsement of Marine Le Pen, the French neo-fascist presidential candidate, it is now clear that he remains enthusiastic about the fascists who have rebranded themselves as “nationalists.”…

First Step Down A Dangerous Path
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First Step Down A Dangerous Path

BY JOE CONASON For the moment, Donald Trump’s bombing of a military airfield in Syria has earned him a measure of success that has eluded his bumbling and malevolent administration during its first three months in office. No doubt he is thrilled by admiring coverage on cable television; by endorsements from voices on the left…

Don’t Be Distracted By ‘Leaks’ Or ‘Wiretaps’
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Don’t Be Distracted By ‘Leaks’ Or ‘Wiretaps’

BY JOE CONASON From his first tweeted accusation of “wiretapping,” Donald Trump has thrown up a screen of chaff to obscure what he and his cronies seem to fear most: a thorough, transparent investigation of the multiple connections between the Kremlin and his presidential campaign. Self-destructive as his ploy was, he succeeded in distracting attention…

Why Trump [And Bannon] Mirror ISIS
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Why Trump [And Bannon] Mirror ISIS

BY JOE CONASON What if the purpose of the Trump Administration’s travel ban is not to protect America from terrorist infiltration, as the president and his top advisers insist? What if the true aim of their anti-Muslim rhetoric, articulated over and over again, is actually to offend Muslims – and intensify their alienation from the…

Is It Watergate Yet?
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Is It Watergate Yet?

BY JOE CONASON As Donald Trump and his subordinates lash out wildly in their campaign to suppress discussion of his presidential campaign’s alleged collusion with the Kremlin, they conjure visions of a truly monumental scandal. With their latest attempts to manipulate the Federal Bureau of Investigation and intimidate the Washington press corps, they clumsily encourage…

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