The moment Donald Trump descended from his gilded tower and anointed himself as the savior of the United States, I worried. While the press, the Democrats, and most Republicans had a good laugh, I read right-wing websites. I knew Trump had a rabid following. While the left laughed, Trump took over the radical right […]
What Does “Take Our Country Back” Mean?
Starting in 2009, crowds of angry Americans burst onto the political scene ranting about debt, deficits, socialism, and healthcare reform. They waved copies of the Constitution, hoisted the “Don’t Tread on Me” flag, called the President a traitor, and vowed to take America back. In all of the chaos, many people, including the corporate media, neglected to ask the most important […]
They Are Coming For Us
I was raised in a radical right-wing family. For many years, people turned away when I talked about my father and his political views. No one was interested in a man they dismissed as a crackpot and a kook. When I finished the first draft of my book, a literary agent told me that she […]