America is Not a Fascist Nation

“Pan American Unity” by Diego Rivera; 74-foot-wide, 22-foot-high mural, commissioned by the 1939–40 WPA and the Golden Gate International Exposition on San Francisco’s Treasure Island, itself a creation of the New Deal’s PWA and the WPA (Photo: City College of San Francisco)

In a strange and disturbing pattern, more often than not, the news business will hold Democratic politicians to account for public spending policies in explicit terms of the degree to which American voters may tolerate socialism. Seldom, however, do reporters and our punditocracy hold Republican politicians to account for their open embrace of intrusive and discriminatory public policies, such as the suppression of family planning…

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