The Trump Trajectory

In my latest Salon piece, I take a look at the warnings of fascism surrounding the Trump candidacy. Are they realistic fears? What we find is that Trump is just a symptom of the problem, and that the trajectory toward fascism has been ongoing for decades, thanks in large part to the militarism that has become a foundational element in American society. Full article here.

 

Photo credit: Gage Skidmore

Louisiana Student Confronts School Over Pledge Policy

Our office assisted a Louisiana student in his efforts to sit out the Pledge of Allegiance last week. The student, Raymond Smith, shown here on KATC News, was badly mistreated by his teacher for opting out, and the school’s administration seemed unconcerned about the mistreatment, so Raymond asked the AHA’s legal center to assist him. We sent a letter to the school complaining about the situation, and it looks like the school is now responding. The school says it is reviewing its pledge policy, and in the meantime the student is being allowed to sit out.

Screenshot above from KATC