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Recent articles by Paul:

Science historian reveals how science came under attack from the right — and how it can bridge that gap

In December 2004, science historian Naomi Oreskes published a study in Science magazine, refuting the assertion that climate science is highly uncertain. In a literature survey of 928 papers, she found that 75% either explicitly or implicitly accepted the consensus explanation of human-caused global → Read More

"Why Trust Science?": Naomi Oreskes on the long struggle for truth, and what went wrong

Science historian goes deep on how science came under attack from the right — and how it can bridge that gap → Read More

Civil discourse over "civil war": Lessons of "America in One Room"

Experiment in "deliberative polling" finds more common ground than serious division. Can it work on a grand scale? → Read More

Donald Trump and dog-whistle politics: How to beat him — and build long-term progressive victory

Ian Haney López on how a "race-class narrative" that includes white people can transform democracy in America → Read More

How to defeat dog-whistle politics, win elections and build a progressive majority: Part 1

Ian Haney López says dog-whistle politics are everywhere. But his research tells us there's also a way to beat it → Read More

In 2017, Virginia was the bellwether of the blue wave: Will it happen again?

Grassroots activism nearly flipped Virginia in 2017. Now Swing Left is back to finish the job — and look ahead → Read More

The Trump depression (and we don't mean the economy): Key symptom of autocratic regimes

Experts see a "population-based depression" taking hold in America. But it might force us toward positive change → Read More

Democracy in America is failing — here's how we can still make it work

Democracy is supposed to reflect the will of the people. That's not happening now — but there are ways to fix it → Read More

What if Joe Biden wins? It could mean long-term trouble for Democrats

Sure, the former veep is "better than Trump." But his presidency could sabotage the Democratic Party's future → Read More

When establishment Democrats attack the "hard left," what are they really afraid of?

Centrist Democrats have started parroting right-wing talking points about the "hard left." That's brainwashing → Read More

Does anyone understand the 2020 race? This scholar nailed the blue wave — here's her forecast

Rachel Bitecofer predicted last year's midterms with incredible accuracy. Her 2020 forecast is ... not too bad → Read More

A grassroots Christians movement joins the fight against Christian Nationalism

"Christian nationalism seeks to merge Christian and American identities," the organizers, who are Christians, warn → Read More

Trump dominates the media through Twitter: We knew this, but now there's science

Donald Trump has mastered Twitter like no previous politician — but more important, the media keeps enabling him → Read More

Why Democrats need to stop the cowardice and go on the offense against Trump

Boldness has genius, power, and magic in it. — Goethe The job of an effective message isn't to say what is popular; it is to make popular what we need said. — Anat Shenker-Osorio Some of the most prominent recent political discussions — about impeachment, about Joe Biden's "electability,” ab → Read More

Democrats' Trump-era quandary is familiar: Play offense or defense? It ought to be obvious by now

Democratic cowardice will not stop America's decline, or reverse Trump's damage. It's a time for true courage → Read More

Bully-in-chief: Experts say Trump’s ‘antisocial personality disorder’ fits a pattern – A

I wasn’t surprised by Donald Trump’s rage-tweet attack on Reps. Ilhan Omar, Ayanna Pressley, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Rashida Tlaib, any more than I was surprised by the maturity and sobriety of their response. After all, Trump’s racism is legendary, and telling them to “go back where you came f → Read More

Understanding our bully-in-chief: Donald Trump's "antisocial personality disorder" fits a pattern

Yes, Donald Trump is an anomaly — for America. In global terms, the bully-turned-autocrat is distressingly common → Read More

Party of relentless bad faith: How Republican lies and hypocrisy hit an all-time high

Republican bad faith has come in many varieties over many decades. Has it corroded democracy beyond repair? → Read More

Under Trump, Christian nationalists are playing to win — and liberals are finally fighting back

"Dominionists" who want a theocratic America are pushing on many fronts. But they're not under the radar anymore → Read More

"The Long Southern Strategy": How Southern white women drove the GOP to Donald Trump

Political scientist Angie Maxwell on how the anti-feminist movement and the Baptist church drove the GOP right → Read More