All posts by Baynard Woods

  • DEMOCRACY IN CRISIS: Trump, Erdoğan, and Oppression

    Lessons from Turkey’s populist regime. JACKSON HOLE, WY – I fucked up on Twitter last week when sending out a story I wrote about Kurds and other activists who were attacked by Recep Tayyip Erdoğan’s security forces...

    • Posted May 24, 2017
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  • DEMOCRACY IN CRISIS: Whose Autocracy is it Anyway?

    Thirteen authoritarian jokes on America. I FBI Director James Comey was speaking to federal agents when news of his firing flashed across the television behind him. The regime blamed new Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein and cited...

    • Posted May 17, 2017
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  • DEMOCRACY IN CRISIS: Reality Show Rally

    Populism, belonging, and inside jokes at Trump’s Pennsylvania rally. JACKSON HOLE, WY – It’s hard to know what to make of these post-election Trump rallies. The latest one, in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, was intended to celebrate his first...

    • Posted May 9, 2017
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  • DEMOCRACY IN CRISIS: Fragmented Fighting

    Resistance movements need to see the larger picture and come together accordingly. JACKSON HOLE, WY – Twenty years ago I was arrested for occupying the office of Senator Pete Domenici in Albuquerque, New Mexico. The senator and...

    • Posted May 2, 2017
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    The Death of Freddie Gray and the future of police reform. JACKSON HOLE, WY – On a cold and rainy day shortly after the election, I interviewed Baltimore Police Commissioner Kevin Davis in his office overlooking the...

    • Posted April 25, 2017
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  • DEMOCRACY IN CRISIS: Stone and Smoke

    Republican dirty trickster disses Jeff Sessions’ take on toking. JACKSON HOLE, WY – Roger Stone has two bongs shaped like his hero Richard Nixon. “One’s in the shape of his head, the other is kind of more...

    • Posted April 18, 2017
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  • DEMOCRACY IN CRISIS: Theater of War

    Propaganda, contemporary art, and our reality show president. JACKSON HOLE, WY – Not far from the White House, at the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden in D.C., Yayoi Kusama’s blockbuster retrospective show “Infinity Mirrors” has been attracting...

    • Posted April 11, 2017
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    Could the Dems use Trumpcare’s implosion to push for single payer health care? JACKSON HOLE, WY – As debate on Trumpcare raged on in the House, Wisconsin Rep. Mark Pocan spoke outside the Capitol at a small...

    • Posted April 4, 2017
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  • DEMOCRACY IN CRISIS: Republican Russian Roulette

    Political players are positioning themselves for Trump’s potential fall from grace. JACKSON HOLE, WY – I had to renew my press credentials after the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence’s hearing on Russian interference with the U.S....

    • Posted March 28, 2017
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  • DEMOCRACY IN CRISIS: Red Menace or Redneck?

    Digging into Russia, race, and Jeff Sessions. JACKSON HOLE, WY – Washington these days has the paranoid atmosphere of a John Le Carré novel, with whispers of shady Russian connections lingering in the air like stale cigarette...

    • Posted March 15, 2017
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