2016 election

Don't Celebrate: Mueller Report Continues Russiagate Narrative

Don’t Celebrate: Mueller Report Continues Russiagate Narrative

April 10, 2019

The Mueller report, while finding no collusion by Trump, did reinforce the narrative that Russia interfered in the 2016 elections to sow discord and disinformation, reinforcing the idea that Russia is an existential threat to the United States

The Russian Social Media Campaign - How to See it in the Larger Context of Digital Capitalism (Pt 1/2)

The Russian Social Media Campaign - How to See it in the Larger Context of Digital Capitalism

December 19, 2018
Social media analyst Christian Fuchs argues that the focus on Russia's use of social media to influence US elections completely ignores the ways in which we as a society are constantly being manipulated and how this manipulation favors authoritarian capitalism
Economic Anxiety Fueled Trump's 2016 Victory

Economic Anxiety Fueled Trump’s 2016 Victory

November 6, 2018

Democrats failed to offer strong economic solutions to the problems people were facing after the economic collapse and people saw little difference between the two parties, driving them to vote for Trump, says Thomas, Ferguson, co-author of, “The Economic and Social Roots of Populist Rebellion: Support for Donald Trump in 2016”

Russiagate ‘Experts’ Include Bigots and Frauds

November 20, 2017

Max Blumenthal of Alternet’s Grayzone Project reveals that several influential so-called “experts” on Russiagate have sketchy pasts and an agenda to silence dissenting voices

Did the Russians ‘Meddle’ Just for Clicks?

October 4, 2017

After an uneventful Senate intelligence update, Max Blumenthal unpacks the latest on Russiagate and raises the possibility that alleged Russian attempts to sow social media ‘chaos’ were just troll-farm clickbait

Historian: If Russia Meddled, It Was ‘Average’

July 23, 2017

Dov Levin of Carnegie Mellon University looked at U.S. and Russian interference in other countries’ elections since World War II and found that the U.S. was far in the lead, interfering over 80 times — and in far more impactful ways than alleged hacking and fake news

Did Clinton’s Pro-War Record Cost Her the Election?

July 7, 2017

A new study ties Hillary Clinton’s election defeat to a backlash from voters directly impacted by wars she supported, with Trump gaining key votes in communities where military casualties were highest

Glen Ford Report

March 22, 2017
Glen Ford says that even if the US does prove that Russia interfered in the 2016 elections, the actions don’t match the scale of America’s interference in elections across the world

No Major Defections: Electoral College Affirms Trump Victory Despite Loss of Popular Vote

December 19, 2016

The Electoral College serves to exclude progressive ideals – and has done it again, says historian Gerald Horne