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  • George W. Bush accomplished a near-miracle when he united the various factions of the Republican Party behind his candidacy in the 2000 presidential election. To do so, he convinced them to put aside their differences in order to recapture the White…

  • Privatizing the Common Wealth

    Foreword By Patricia Jehlen State Representative - Somerville, MA Ideas are powerful. The relentless, well-funded, and well-connected efforts of the Pioneer Institute to “change the direction of the wind” politically in Massachusetts are well…

  • The Pioneer Institute was founded in 1988 to change the direction of public policy in Massachusetts by influencing opinion-shapers, policy-makers, and the public. Modeled on the conservative Manhattan Institute and Britain’s Institute of Economic…

  • Over a Year in the Life of President Bush’s Faith-Based Initiative

    It may seem like several lifetimes ago, but it was only on January 29, 2001, when President Bush unveiled a cornerstone of his domestic policy agenda—“charitable choice.” Amidst great fanfare and surrounded by Christian, Jewish, and Muslim clergy,…

  • Immigrants and the Environment The anti-immigrant Right has appealed to those who value the environment, blaming immigrants for problems of pollution, overcrowding, energy shortages and the very quality of life in the United States. Sometimes the…

  • When you’re trying to wash the tear gas out of your eyes with a bottle of spring water, it’s the wrong time to learn about political repression. So reading this section now has a practical value. Surveillance, infiltration, harassment, media…

  • The Erosion of U.S. Democracy

    Introduction Right-wing leaders often appropriate progressive themes by calling for rule by “the people,” equal opportunity, and “equality” feminism. Their rhetoric has convinced many voters that the Right offers a more fair and direct form of…

  • Calls to rally the virtuous “producing classes” against evil “parasites” at both the top and bottom of society is a tendency called producerism. It is a conspiracist narrative used by repressive …

  • Since the United Nations held the Fourth World Conference on Women in Beijing, China in September 1995, women’s rights and human rights groups in the US and throughout the world have worked to “bring the Beijing platform home.” Adopted by consensus…

  • Reproductive Rights Under Siege

    A woman’s ability to control her reproductive decisions—her reproductive rights—involves more than her right to safe and legal abortion. Reproductive rights encompass the right to bear and raise children, the right to access adequate reproductive…

  • Towards an Effective Response The new conservatism has been successful because it has built a movement that serves as an umbrella under which political, religious, cultural, electoral, and economic sectors of conservatism and reaction can gather…

  • Like the famously premature announcement of the death of Mark Twain, reports of the decline of the Right in politics and public policy have been greatly exaggerated. Epitomizing the hidden strength of the Right are a growing number of well-funded,…

  • The roar was visceral. A torrent of sound fed by a vast subconscious reservoir of anger and resentment. Repeatedly, as speaker after speaker strode to the podium and denounced President Clinton, the thousands in the cavernous auditorium surged to…

  • Preface & Acknowledgements “Fascism and Reaction inevitably attack. They have won against disunion. They will fail if we unite.” –George Seldes, You Can’t Do That, 1938 This report was first issued on December 20, 1990 as a three page memo for…

  • Populist party, LaRouchite, and other neo-fascist overtures to progressives, and why they must be rejected.

  • The Legacy of Discredited Centrist/Extremist Theory

    How a discredited social science model fuels efforts to expand government surveillance, infiltration, and disruption. And how police justify labeling dissenters, demonstrators, and ordinary Americans as “Terrorists.”

  • Repression and Ideology: The Legacy of Discredited Centrist/Extremist Theory By Chip Berlet and Matthew N. Lyons Table of Contents: Introduction Part One:Two Flawed Theories

  • How the Ex-Gay Movement Serves the Right’s Attack on Democracy

    The discredited practice of “ex-gay therapy” is at the center of today’s culture wars, with the Christian Right seeking to …