The 20 Million Die-Hard Trump Supporters Who Could Start a Second Civil War

Yard sign that says “Bye Don 2020.”

War is the continuation of politics by other means, Carl von Clausewitz said. The same holds true for civil war.

A recent Georgetown Institute of Politics and Public Service poll found that voters believe the US is almost three-quarters of the way to the “edge of civil war.” …


Higher income tax won’t affect the ultra-wealthy because their wealth doesn’t come from regular income.

I don’t mind paying taxes. Taxes pay for all kinds of useful things like roads, cops, teachers, judges, health care, $100 million dollar fighter jets (all right, maybe not everything is just as useful, but still).

What I do mind is having to pay taxes while the richest people don’t…


And so should every other state

Texas flag map

Texas Republican Party Chair Allen West made waves Friday by floating the idea of secession after the Supreme Court threw out a Texas lawsuit aimed at overturning the results of the presidential election.

Commenting on the decision, West said: “Perhaps law-abiding states should bond together and form a Union of…


The 3 reasons why American police kill 1,000 civilians every year

Left-Leaning media contend that police killings are the result of systemic racism. But however powerful the anecdotal evidence might seem, this view is not supported by empirical data.

Yes, black Americans are killed at more than twice the rate of white people. But that does not mean racism is the…


A drowning man will clutch at a straw. Time to #SuspendTrump

Donald Trump speaking at a rally in Fountain Hills, Arizona.

Is it just me, or is Trump’s behavior increasingly (and eerily) similar to that of another infamous demagogue during the final days of his reign?

Like Trump, this other leader, let’s call him Floda Reltih, was faced with imminent defeat by a grand coalition of capitalists and socialists. Holed up…


If you struggle this much against the worst President in American history, you didn’t do a very good job

Former Vice President of the United States Joe Biden speaking with supporters at a community event in Henderson, Nevada.

How can it be this close? Tell me you didn’t ask yourself that question last night or when you woke up this morning.

How is it possible that Joe Biden did not win this election in a landslide? And don’t come with vague accusations of white supremacy and disgruntled white…


And how we are helping him do it

Vladimir Putin in KGB uniform c. 1980. Source: Kremlin Archive. Unknown author

One of Vladimir Putin’s main goals in the 2016 presidential election was to undermine faith in American democracy. This time, he could help end American democracy altogether.

According to a recent AP-NORC poll, more than two-thirds of Democrats are concerned about potential foreign interference in November’s election, And while only…


Now more than ever we need the Democrats to be the adults in the room.

The Courtroom of the Supreme Court showing Associate Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s Bench Chair in black following her death.

You know there is something profoundly wrong with the Supreme Court appointment process when the dying wish of an 87-year-old Supreme Court Justice is “not to be replaced until a new president is installed.

One thing is clear: the last thing an already dangerously polarized country needs is an equally…


Hint: don’t count on Congress, the Supreme Court, the Constitution, or the military

“Stand back and stand by” was the message Trump had for the white supremacists and militia groups he was asked to condemn during last night’s debate. That didn’t sound like a condemnation to me. It sounded like a command.

And last week, when asked whether he’d commit to a peaceful…

J.C. Peters

Author of History That Changed the World (Odyssea Publishing, 2017). Published in the Philadelphia Inquirer, on CNBC, The Hill, Quartz, and other media.

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