Sophia A. McClennen, Salon.com

Sophia A. McClennen

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  • AlterNet

Recent articles by Sophia:

Another mess left by Trump: A cult of die-hard followers whose delusions run deep

The real carnage wrought by the Trump years is cognitive. It won’t be fixed by prosecution or policy alone → Read More

Why Donald Trump is failing at making his dictator dreams a reality

Trump’s autocratic designs are disturbingly forthright and blatant. We're lucky he's not better at building power → Read More

Trump's sore winners make even worse losers: Why his loss is inflaming an already delusional base

Trump and his fans have had a chip on their shoulder since they won in 2016. His loss will turn it into a boulder → Read More

Trump's sore winners make even worse losers: Why his loss is inflaming an already delusional base

Trump and his fans have had a chip on their shoulder since they won in 2016. His loss will turn it into a boulder → Read More

Trump and his supporters have made a mockery of U.S. patriotism

Loving your country is not the same as loving Trump → Read More

A field guide to the pandemic deniers

Disinformation and immaturity regarding COVID-19 has manifested in a variety of forms → Read More

How the Trump team turned "an abundance of caution" into a lack of concern

Team Trump's misuse of the phrase "an abundance of caution" encapsulates everything wrong with his administration → Read More

The tortured logic of racism: A field guide to the "arguments" against Black Lives Matter protests

The harder it is to deny systemic racism, the more outrageous the pushback becomes → Read More

Why "Planet of the Humans," Michael Moore’s new film about green energy, is so controversial

The documentary, directed by Jeff Gibbs and produced by Moore, is streaming free on YouTube now → Read More

How late night comedy shows are making sense of absurd and reckless coronavirus responses

COVID-19 isn't funny. But making fun of dangerous and stupid political and public responses is important → Read More

Bernie Sanders isn't too "fragile" a candidate to run against Donald Trump

The only thing fragile about the Sanders campaign are arguments against him that favor Establishment Democrats → Read More

The "Bernie Blackout" appears to be over: How will the media cover the Sanders campaign now?

Corporate news media is finally taking the Sanders campaign seriously. Does that mean the end of anti-Bernie bias? → Read More

The real outrage of the Afghanistan war papers that no one wants to talk about

The most disturbing revelations aren't even the lies to the U.S. public, but the lies to the Afghan people → Read More

Why Michael Moore's "Bowling for Columbine" matters now more than ever

Great satirical films hold up over time. Their messages keep resonating because the flaws they diagnose persist → Read More

Why we need serious Trump jokes: From "SNL" to Colbert, comedians make sense out of impeachment

Once again it is the satirists who are best equipped to cut through the nonsense of the Trump era → Read More

Why are college students so stressed out? It's not because they're "snowflakes"

College students exhibit stress at levels far higher than their parents did, and it's no wonder why → Read More

Why the "political center" is a dangerous myth — and how it could cost Democrats the 2020 election

The longer Democrats continue a snipe hunt for the imaginary middle, the less chance they have of beating Trump → Read More

Here are 4 ways Donald Trump profits from racism

Several of the headlines emerging from the fallout of President Donald Trump’s recent racist behavior claim that fascism is coming to America. It’s perplexing to read them, because they seem to suggest that there is something new to the blatant and unapologetic racism and xenophobia of the Trump cam → Read More

Racism, Inc.: How Donald Trump profits from xenophobia

Until we understand how Trump profits from his racism, we won’t be able to effectively counter it → Read More

Will lies win the 2020 election?

False information circulating in the 2016 election was concerning; 2020 looks poised to simply normalize it → Read More