All posts by Baynard Woods

  • DEMOCRACY IN CRISIS: Confidence and Quantum Politics in the Age of Trump

    What “War and Peace,” umbrellas, and anti-fascists tell us about the way we understand the world A few moments before Senators Richard Burr and Mark Warner, Chair and Co-Chair of the Senate Intelligence Committee, respectively, came out...

    • Posted October 11, 2017
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  • DEMOCRACY IN CRISIS: Strange Times

    The Alabama special election and Trump’s attack on Kaepernick point toward an even more racist Republican future. Last week, the populist theocratic authoritarian former Alabama chief justice Roy Moore beat Luther Strange in a special election to...

    • Posted October 4, 2017
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  • DEMOCRACY IN CRISIS: Where the Hell is Kekistan?

    How have Pepe-posting meme warriors responded to real violence of alt-right? In Charlottesville, when it seemed like the Nazis had been driven from town, shortly before the terrorist attack that killed Heather Heyer, a group of antiracist...

    • Posted September 27, 2017
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  • DEMOCRACY IN CRISIS: Politics as Crime in the Age of Trump

    JACKSON HOLE, WY – Donald Trump’s pardon of former Maricopa County sheriff and top-notch torturer Joe Arpaio is, in many ways, the quintessential Trumpian act, the tarry, shit-smelling extract of the president’s politics. In the same Phoenix...

    • Posted September 6, 2017
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  • DEMOCRACY IN CRISIS: Podcast 8.31.17

    Planet Columnist Baynard Woods talks with the New Yorker‘s Amanda Petrusich about her eclipse experience; it’s not what you think. This week, co-host Baynard Woods talks with Amanda Petrusich, who recently wrote for the New Yorker about spending...

    • Posted August 31, 2017
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  • DEMOCRACY IN CRISIS: This Ain’t the Summer of Love

    The problem of white supremacy falls on the shoulders of all white people. JACKSON HOLE, WY – One night last week, I suddenly started pouring sweat, heart pounding, as I fell off my couch. I couldn’t feel...

    • Posted August 30, 2017
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  • DEMOCRACY IN CRISIS: Monuments and Power 

    The problem of white supremacy falls on the shoulders of all white people. JACKSON HOLE, WY – President Donald Trump’s press conference, in which he defended the racists in Charlottesville and attacked those there to protest them,...

    • Posted August 23, 2017
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  • DEMOCRACY IN CRISIS: The Shattering of America

    How the events unfolded at the site of a potential domestic terrorist attack in Charlottesville. JACKSON HOLE, WY – Two middle-aged men, one black and one white, were walking a street in downtown Charlottesville, Virginia, yelling at...

    • Posted August 16, 2017
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  • DEMOCRACY IN CRISIS: Inflaming Rhetoric

    The kind of police violence Trump encouraged in his Long Island speech marked his inauguration, according to an ACLU suit. JACKSON HOLE, WY – President Donald Trump’s authoritarian streak has been on full display in recent weeks,...

    • Posted August 9, 2017
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  • DEMOCRACY IN CRISIS: Not ‘Not Normal’

    Fetishizing the notion of normalcy is no way to condemn the Trump administration. I went down to the White House to see Trump’s son-in-law Jared Kushner give his excuses surrounding the meeting that he, Trump’s son, and...

    • Posted August 3, 2017
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