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Past articles by Jon:

My Story: How I Was “Groomed” by My Elementary School Teachers

From encouraging me to read and write, to nudging me to think for myself, their pernicious influence burdens me to this day. → Read More

The 10 Worst Americans of 2021

At Christmas we traditionally reflect upon our blessings and forgive those who have trespassed against us. Let’s not this year. → Read More

“Don’t Look Up” Is as Funny and Terrifying About Global Warming as “Dr. Strangelove” Was About Nuclear War

Adam McKay’s new movie may be the first film in 57 years to equal the comedy and horror of Stanley Kubrick’s masterpiece. → Read More

Inflation Is Good for You

Don’t panic over milk prices. Inflation is bad for the 1 percent but helps out almost everyone else. → Read More

$10,000 Invested in Defense Stocks When Afghanistan War Began Now Worth Almost $100,000

Was the Afghanistan War a failure? Not for the top five defense contractors and their shareholders. → Read More

A Biden Administration Can Raise Wages and Give Workers More Power — If It Wants To

Joe Biden says, “I’m a union guy.” Even without Democratic control of the Senate, now’s his chance to prove it. → Read More

A Short History of U.S. Law Enforcement Infiltrating Protests

For decades, local police and FBI have sent undercover officials to participate in — and escalate — protests. → Read More

The Corporate Right Is Giving Us Two Choices: Go Back to Work, or Starve

The right will fight to the death — our death — against any genuine bailout for regular people during the Covid-19 pandemic. Here‘s why. → Read More

The World’s Leaders Are Terrible. Let’s Declare Our Independence From All of Them.

We hold these truths to be self-evident, that even the best Leaders are Self-Absorbed Prima Donnas, and the rest are seriously Craze-o Lunatics. → Read More

This April 15, Don’t Fall for the Right’s Favorite Lie About Taxes

You've probably encountered propaganda using extremely misleading statistics to claim that the U.S. tax system is soaking the rich. It's not. → Read More

Breakdown in Hanoi Summit Shows the Real Danger on the Korean Peninsula: Donald Trump’s America

The best we can hope for is the U.S. and North Korea eventually come to an accord, and the Trump show is canceled before we stumble into nuclear war. → Read More

CNN Hires Trump Official Who Used Same Anti-Press Rhetoric as Man Who Sent Bombs to CNN

Former Justice Department spokesperson Sarah Isgur has been an active foot-soldier in the right's decades-long assault on journalism. → Read More

Rep. Ilhan Omar Went After Elliott Abrams for Lying to Congress. Then He Did It Again.

Abrams’s most notable lies came during an exchange about his actions as assistant secretary of state in the 1980s during the Reagan administration. → Read More

Elliott Abrams, Trump’s Pick to Bring “Democracy” to Venezuela, Has Spent His Life Crushing Democracy

The choice of Abrams sends a clear message: The Trump administration intends to brutalize Venezuela, while proclaiming our love for human rights. → Read More

With Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Americans Finally Have a Politician Who Agrees With Them About Taxes

The idea of raising taxes on the rich and corporations is incredibly popular in America — and has been for a long, long time. → Read More

A Tale of Two Ads: Farewell to Bob Corker, America’s Most Inert Senator

Corker, who retired from the Senate on Thursday, will now return to the private sector, where he will presumably look concerned while doing nothing. → Read More

“Vice” Turns the Life of Dick Cheney Into Entertainment — and Stays True to His Terrible Evil

Adam McKay, the writer and director of "Vice," has followed up his earlier "The Big Short" with another triumph of humor and politics. → Read More

The 10 Most Appalling Articles in the Weekly Standard’s Short and Dreadful Life

From its coverage of Iraq to gay marriage, Syria, and climate change, here are plenty of reasons for everyone to dance on the Weekly Standard's grave. → Read More

This Thanksgiving, I’m Grateful for Donald Trump, America’s Most Honest President

There’s a case to be made that Donald Trump is simultaneously the biggest liar in U.S. political history and its greatest truth-teller. → Read More

Democrats Should Remember Al Gore Won Florida in 2000 — but Lost the Presidency With a Pre-emptive Surrender

The Democrats can get all the votes counted in Florida, Georgia, and Arizona only with a display of people power. → Read More