Michael Gaffney and Turtleboy Sports: Worcester’s Trump and Bannon

The Trump phenomenon nationally has manifested itself even in Worcester. Our local Trump is Michael Gaffney, the city council member, and his enabler, the local Bretbart, Turtleboy Sports. Anyone who is progressive or moderate should ....

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Burning the flag is not going to help save the world from Trump. It’s also stupid.

It’s right to be mad. An authoritarian who openly embraces a rising fascist movement has taken the White House. On top of that, hate crimes have spiked dramatically across the country. I cannot purport to ....

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“Identity politics” or Sanders’ class reductionism? The answer is neither.

Bernie Sanders issued a critique of "identity politics" today when speaking to a sold-out crowd at the Berklee College of Music in Boston. While there's some truth in what he says, neither his timing nor ....

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Electoral disaster: where do we go from here? First thoughts

I have spent the past few days processing the election results, interacting with people on social media (probably to an extent that has annoyed many), and reading elections post-mortem from various experts and organizations, as ....

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