• Monthly
  • $25
  • $50
  • $100
  • $other
  • use PayPal


Is it time for our Spring fundraiser already? If you enjoy what we offer, and have the means, please consider donating. The sooner we reach our modest goal, the faster we can get back to business as (un)usual. Please, stay safe and we’ll see you down the road.

Step Right Up to the Quadrennial Extravaganza! 

Photograph by Nathaniel St. Clair

STEP Right Up! Step Right Up! It’s Uncle Sam’s Authoritarian Carnival, Featuring the Amazing American Quadrennial Electoral Extravaganza, the Greatest Show in the World!

Narrow Spectrum Big Money Corporate Parties and Candidates!

Malevolent Narcissists and Wall Street Sell-Outs Masquerading as Champions of the Middle and Working Classes!

Elitism Masquerading as Populism!

Plutocratic Puppet Shows!

Dazzling Issue-Avoidance!

Absurdly Exaggerated Focus on Candidate Character and Qualities!

Potential Future U.S. Presidents Marketed Like Competing Brands of Beer and Toothpaste!


Step Right Up!

Watch the Biggest Issue of Our or Any Time – the Climate Crisis – Get Amazingly Avoided!

Savage Class Inequalities – a New Gilded Age – Papered Over!

Corporate Media Mystification on a Grandiose Scale!

Deeply Deceptive Issue-Framing!

Watch Superdelegates Defy Majority Sentiments!

Subtle Neo-McCarthyite Machinations Performed by Vacuous Cable News Automatons!

The Citizenry Killed and Re-born as a Corporate-Managed Electorate!

Ignore Routine Racist Voter Suppression!

Campaign Finance Miracles Invisible to the Eye!

Don’t Miss the Show!

Caucuses and Primaries Savagely Rigged!

Slithering Snakes of Neoliberal Surrender!

Dazzling Demonstrations of Militarized Policing!

Eardrum-Smashing Feats of “Non-Lethal” Repression!

Mass Consent Manufactured Before Your Eyes!

Orwellian Whitewashing of Criminal Foreign Policies Past and Present!

Creepy Candidate Eating Contests!

Step Right Up….

Thrill at the Marginalization of Public Opinion While Ordinary People Lose Their Minds!

Magical Microtargeting on a Massive Scale!

Reality-Defying Conflations of Israel Criticism with Anti-Semitism!

Easily Documentable Falsehoods Repeated Again and Again!

See Christianity Perverted, Islam Slandered, and Marxism Alleged!

Policy Platforms with Amazingly Slight Real-World Relevance – for Show Only!

Mythic Notions of Past National and Patriarchal Greatness!

Relentless Subordination of Truth to Propaganda!

Islamophobic Idiocy as Common Sense!


Watch Fascism Creep at the “IT CAN’T HAPPEN HERE” Show (“The Hell it Can’t”)!

Fake Multiculturalism in Service to Corporate Power!

Fascist Dog-Whistling Like You’ve Never Heard!

White-Nationalist Amerikaners Foaming at the Mouth!

Astonishing Acts of Nativist Scapegoating!

Amazing Death-Defying Destructions of Democracy, or What’s Left of it!

Peek Behind the Curtain to View the Faces of the Terrifying Un-Elected and Interrelated Dictatorships of Money and Empire!

Remarkable Feats of Nauseating Racism, Sexism, Classism and Ecocide!

Ride Through the Astounding Tunnel of Identity!

Astonishingly Vapid Debates!

Thrill at the Amazing Old Age of the Leading Candidates!

Orwellian Deceptions and Huxleyan Diversion!

Infantilizing Spectacles for All, Young and Old!

Amuse and Confuse Yourselves to Death!

Step into the Amazing Coffin of Class Consciousness: The American Ballot Box!

Ride the Election Night Roller Coaster of Hell!

Graduate from the Electoral College!

(Fake Your Electoral College Entrance Exam — with Hollywood Celebrities!)

Count the Amazing Number of Times Vapid and Disingenuous Politico Say ‘Hope’ and ‘Change’!

Walk Through the Scary Graveyard of Social Movements (Exhibit Sponsored by the Democratic Party)!

Ride the Rapids of Reflexive Racial Reaction!

Match Wits with the Totally Inauthentic Opposition!

Fantastic Tales About How Your Country is Now Controlled by Vladimir Putin!

Calculate the Staggering Net Worth of the Candidates!

Place Bets on How Much Money Election “Losers” Will Make in the Private Sector!

Watch Democratic Socialists Get Eaten Alive!

Watch Live Sex Acts Between Financial Institutions and National Party Committees!

Freakish Spine-Chilling Electoral Machinations!

Seductive Candidates Will Send Thrills Up Your Leg!

Partisan Acrobatics to Take Your Breath Away!

Watch a U.S. President Eat His Own Shit – and Proclaim it the Finest Meal of All Time!

Pet Presidential Horses at the Genius Stable!

Watch Senior Republicans Grovel at the Feet of Nation’s First Fully Subhuman President!

Match your Native American Ancestry with That of Top Candidates at the DNA-Testing Booth!

See Democracy Distorted Beyond all Recognition at the Corporate-Imperial Hall of Mirrors!

Behold the Right-Wing Neoliberal and Imperialist Horror That is Joe Biden!

Recoil at the DepressingSpectacleThat is Joe Biden!

Compete in Vomiting Contests Inspired by the Nauseating Idiocy of Joe Biden!

Calculate the Candidates’ and Media Operatives’ Carbon Footprints as they Fly Constantly Around the Nation!

Kiss the Species Goodbye at the Extinction Gallery!

Refreshments Served at Mueller Time Beer Garden and the Orange Truth Crush Soda Shop

Welcome in Friends, to the Show that Never Ends! Authoritarian Capitalist Quadrennial Electoral Extravaganza!

More articles by:

Paul Street’s latest book is They Rule: The 1% v. Democracy (Paradigm, 2014)

Weekend Edition
May 29, 2020
Friday - Sunday
Tim Wise
Protest, Uprisings, and Race War
Nick Pemberton
White Supremacy is the Virus; Police are the Vector
T.J. Coles
What’s NATO Up to These Days? Provoking Russia, Draining Healthcare Budgets and Protecting Its Own from COVID
Benjamin Dangl
Bibles at the Barricades: How the Right Seized Power in Bolivia
Kevin Alexander Gray - Jeffrey St. Clair - JoAnn Wypijewski
There is No Peace: an Incitement to Justice
Jeffrey St. Clair
A Few Good Sadists
Jeff Mackler
The Plague of Racist Cop Murders: Ahmaud Arbery, George Floyd and the COVID-19 Pandemic
Joshua Frank
In Search of a Lost Socialism
Charles Pierson
Who are the “Wrong Hands” in Yemen?
Andrew Levine
Trump Is Unbeatable in the Race to the Bottom and So Is the GOP
David Schultz
Trump isn’t the Pope and This Ain’t the Middle Ages
Ramzy Baroud
Political Ambiguity or a Doomsday Weapon: Why Abbas Abandoned Oslo
Pam Martens - Russ Martens
A Growing Wave of Bankruptcies Threatens U.S. Recovery
Joseph Natoli
Conditions Close at Hand
N.D. Jayaprakash
No Lessons Learned From Bhopal: the Toxic Chemical Leak at LG Polymers India 
Ron Jacobs
The Odyssey of Elias Demetracopoulos
J.P. Linstroth
Arundhati Roy on Indian Migrant-Worker Oppression and India’s Fateful COVID Crisis
Melvin Goodman
Goodness Gracious, David Ignatius!!
Roger Harris
Blaming the COVID-19 Pandemic on Too Many Humans:  a Critique of Overpopulation Ideology
Sonali Kolhatkar
For America’s Wealthiest, the Pandemic is a Time to Profit
Prabir Purkayastha
U.S. Declares a Vaccine War on the World
David Rosen
Coronavirus and the Telecom Crisis
Paul Buhle
Why Does W.E.B. Du Bois Matter Today?
Mike Bader
The Only Way to Save Grizzlies: Connect Their Habitats
Dave Lindorff
Pandemic Crisis and Recession Can Spark a Fight for Real Change in the US
Nyla Ali Khan
The Sociopolitical and Historical Context That Shaped Kashmiri Women Like My Grandmother in the 1940s
Louis Proyect
Does Neo-Feudalism Define Our Current Epoch?
Ralph Nader
S. David Freeman: Seven Decades of Participating in Power for All of Us
Norman Solomon
Amy Klobuchar, Minneapolis Police and Her VP Quest
Maria Paez Victor
Venezuela in the 2020 Pandemic
Ron Mitchell
Defending Our Public Lands: One Man’s Legacy
Nomi Prins 
The Great Depression, Coronavirus Style: Crashes, Then and Now
Richard C. Gross
About That City on A Hill
Kathleen Wallace
An Oath for Hypocrites
Eve Ottenberg
Common Preservation or Extinction?
Graham Peebles
Air Pollution Mental Illness and Covid-19
Unearned Income for All
Evan Jones
The Machine Stops
Nicky Reid
Proudhon v. Facebook: A Mutualist Solution to Cyber Tyranny
Kollibri terre Sonnenblume
What is a “Native” Plant in a Changing World?
Shailly Gupta Barnes
Why are Our Leaders Still Putting Their Faith in the Rich?
John Kendall Hawkins
In Search of the Chosŏn People of Lost Korea
Jill Richardson
Tens of Millions of Are Out of Work, Why on Earth is Trump Trying to Cut Food Aid?
Susan Block
Incel Terrorism
David Yearsley
Plague Music