U.S. Supreme Court

Jackson, Trump, Hitler and the seeds of global fascism

Jackson, Trump, Hitler and the seeds of global fascism

I'm writing this week from North Carolina, the state that may be the center of our current illiberal, anti-democratic and yet ostensibly populist politics; the place that should be called North Coup-d'etat-arolina after the Republican legislature tried to disempower the democratically elected Democratic governor in a session from which they expelled the press and the public; and the place whose racially gerrymandered congressional districts the Supreme Court just ruled unconstitutional, causing—in what may almost constitute a miracle—Clarence Thomas to side with the court's more liberal justices. 

More specifically, I am in the town of Waxhaw, which claims—although it is...

84°