Competitive authoritarianism doesn't start with a violent revolution. Instead, it's ushered in by the erosion of rights most Americans take for granted.
The conservative Right has spent years trying to destroy our public education system. With the Supreme Court's recent decision, they now have set a clear pathway.
With GOP determined to obstruct for obstruction's sake, and Democrats determined to play by the rules, we may be witnessing the end of the American experiment.
The GOP is demolishing our guardrails and doing all they can to end democracy as we know it—and eventually, they'll succeed. And those of us on the margins stand to lose everything.
The white, patriarchal Christian Right is trying to shove this country toward a theocratic, autocratic fascist state despite a growing attrition from organized religion.
With the exponentially more infectious Delta variant threatening unvaccinated kids and GOP legislators fighting against mask mandates in the classrooms, prepare for all-out wars at school-board meetings between conservatives and people trying to protect their kids.
Trans people have been under assault, by GOP legislators, the Religious Right, white nationalists—and anti-trans feminists. And it's now escalating to an all-out war.
Republicans' only agenda is inchoate rage, hatred, and obstruction. And they’ll stop at nothing to destroy everything in their wake.
The US will either end up a multi-racial democracy, or it will become a single party state ruled by a white minority. Unfortunately, Republicans may just determine our fate.
For many Americans, envisioning a second Trump term is terrifying. But it’s not wrong to imagine the worst.