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Michael A. Cohen

Michael A. Cohen is a regular contributor for The Boston Globe on national politics and foreign affairs. He is also the author of “American Maelstrom: The 1968 Election and the Politics of Division.” Michael has written for dozens of news outlets, including as a columnist for the Guardian and Foreign Policy and he is the US Political Correspondent for the London Observer. He previously worked as a speechwriter at the US State Department and has been a lecturer at Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs.

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For Trump, Democrats aren’t just rivals, they are direct threats to America

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The president is openly using fascist and authoritarian language to divide Americans.

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When it comes to voting, America is stuck in the Dark Ages

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The tortured voting experience in Georgia and North Dakota is increasingly becoming the norm in far too many places in America.

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The racist tropes of Republicans

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Racist remarks have become the soundtrack of our current political moment, uttered with little fear of serious political consequences.

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Congress steps up to challenge Trump’s embrace of Saudi Arabia

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Trump’s response to the disappearance of journalist Jamal Khashoggi offers a terrifying glimpse into his blighted worldview.