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Adele M. Stan

Adele M. Stan is a columnist for The American Prospect. She is editor of Right Wing Watch, and a winner of the Hillman Prize for Opinion & Analysis Journalism.

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A packet of curiosities and ‘propaganda’ raises the curtain on how Trump administration deploys the absurd against reality. Read more

Impeachment

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John Minchillo/AP Photo

The president of the United States stokes the right-wing disinformation machine. Read more

Law and Justice

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Brynn Anderson/AP Images

Odd coincidences in the Trump-Russia narrative raise questions, but media take the sycophant at his word. Read more

Money, Politics and Power

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It wasn’t the right-wing blowout some feared, but the strengthened presence of nationalist and Euroskeptic parties still imperils the European project. Read more

Money, Politics and Power

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AP Photo/Domenico Stinellis

Each in his own way, the president and his former White House strategist continue their global realignment project, tilting toward Putin. Read more

Money, Politics and Power

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Jane Barlow/PA Wire/Press Association via AP Images

After Breitbart, Brexit, and Trump, next up: smashing the European Union. Read more

Books, Arts and Culture

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The president and his supporters have stoked fear of Muslims for years. Now, they’re sad for the victims, but not really all that sorry. Read more

Money, Politics and Power

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The annual conservative a massive messaging operation for 2020 Read more

Money, Politics and Power

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You might call it the revenge of the women. Or America’s best hope for saving the republic. Read more

Money, Politics and Power

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AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana

Bobby Riggs was convinced he would trounce Billie Jean King because of his male superiority. In his battle with House Speaker Pelosi, Trump might want to review that tape. Read more

Money, Politics and Power

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AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin

And along the way, he’s managed to divide Fox News hosts and the Freedom Caucus. Read more

Money, Politics and Power

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AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin

Foreign intervention in U.S. election not nearly as interesting as table-slamming petulance. Read more

Law and Justice

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In a government of yes-men and sycophants, the lunatic is king. Read more

Money, Politics and Power

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Shay Horse/NurPhoto)(Sipa via AP Images

Now under threat themselves, the media are beginning to get it. But will law enforcement follow suit? Read more

Money, Politics and Power

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AP Photo/Andrew Harnik

Right-wing authoritarianism is on the rise around the world—including here. But we’re lulled by the sameness of our everyday lives. Read more

Money, Politics and Power

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AP Photo/Mary Altaffer

If you think the Trump administration outrageous, just wait until you see what they do next. Read more

Money, Politics and Power

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Dominic Lipinski/PA Wire URN:39829962/Press Association via AP Images

Feeding an anti-Semitic trope was payback for critique of company as “menace.” Read more

Books, Arts and Culture

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Alyssa Pointer/Atlanta Journal-Constitution via AP

Amid death threats and election chaos, Georgia’s Democratic gubernatorial nominee came close enough to winning that Republicans are getting twitchy. Read more

Money, Politics and Power

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(AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

It’s a tipping-point election—a choice between neo-fascism and representational democracy. Read more

Money, Politics and Power

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(AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

The perpetrators may live on society’s fringes, but their call to hate comes from the president of the United States. Read more

Books, Arts and Culture

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John Minchillo/AP Photo

The president of the United States stokes the right-wing disinformation machine. Read more

Law and Justice

ap_19176592775044.jpe

Brynn Anderson/AP Images

Odd coincidences in the Trump-Russia narrative raise questions, but media take the sycophant at his word. Read more

Money, Politics and Power

ap_19147324632654.jpe

Raphaël Lafargue/Abaca/Sipa USA(Sipa via AP Images

It wasn’t the right-wing blowout some feared, but the strengthened presence of nationalist and Euroskeptic parties still imperils the European project. Read more

Money, Politics and Power

ap_19085479494335.jpg.jpe

AP Photo/Domenico Stinellis

Each in his own way, the president and his former White House strategist continue their global realignment project, tilting toward Putin. Read more

Money, Politics and Power

stan-bannon-040519.jpg.jpe

Jane Barlow/PA Wire/Press Association via AP Images

After Breitbart, Brexit, and Trump, next up: smashing the European Union. Read more

Books, Arts and Culture

ap_18312741005838.jpg.jpe

Greg Wohlford/Erie Times-News via AP

The president and his supporters have stoked fear of Muslims for years. Now, they’re sad for the victims, but not really all that sorry. Read more

Money, Politics and Power

ap_18055561401222_2.jpg.jpe

Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call via AP Images

The annual conservative a massive messaging operation for 2020 Read more

Money, Politics and Power

ap_19037148726204.jpg.jpe

Pool video image via AP

You might call it the revenge of the women. Or America’s best hope for saving the republic. Read more

Money, Politics and Power

ap_19001595306404.jpg.jpe

AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana

Bobby Riggs was convinced he would trounce Billie Jean King because of his male superiority. In his battle with House Speaker Pelosi, Trump might want to review that tape. Read more

Money, Politics and Power

ap_19014707845349.jpg.jpe

AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin

And along the way, he’s managed to divide Fox News hosts and the Freedom Caucus. Read more

Money, Politics and Power

ap_19010581491892.jpg.jpe

AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin

Foreign intervention in U.S. election not nearly as interesting as table-slamming petulance. Read more

Law and Justice

ap_19002734509374.jpg.jpe

Al Drago/picture-alliance/dpa/AP Images

In a government of yes-men and sycophants, the lunatic is king. Read more

Money, Politics and Power

ap_17226614486237.jpg.jpe

Shay Horse/NurPhoto)(Sipa via AP Images

Now under threat themselves, the media are beginning to get it. But will law enforcement follow suit? Read more

Money, Politics and Power

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AP Photo/Mary Altaffer

If you think the Trump administration outrageous, just wait until you see what they do next. Read more

Money, Politics and Power

ap_18326378825535.jpg.jpe

Dominic Lipinski/PA Wire URN:39829962/Press Association via AP Images

Feeding an anti-Semitic trope was payback for critique of company as “menace.” Read more

Books, Arts and Culture

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Alyssa Pointer/Atlanta Journal-Constitution via AP

Amid death threats and election chaos, Georgia’s Democratic gubernatorial nominee came close enough to winning that Republicans are getting twitchy. Read more

Money, Politics and Power

ap_18306025307020.jpg.jpe

(AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

It’s a tipping-point election—a choice between neo-fascism and representational democracy. Read more

Money, Politics and Power

ap_18300856758074.jpg.jpe

(AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

The perpetrators may live on society’s fringes, but their call to hate comes from the president of the United States. Read more

Books, Arts and Culture

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(AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

The president’s dismissive attitude toward the disappearance and likely murder of Jamal Khashoggi reflect the corruption at the core of his administration. Read more

Money, Politics and Power

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(AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

The use of an anti-Semitic trope to condemn protesters for exercising their First Amendment rights signals a turning point in the authoritarian trajectory of our politics. Read more

Law and Justice