Stories by Mike Lofgren

Mike Lofgren is a former congressional staff member who served on both the House and Senate budget committees. He is the author of the book, The Party Is Over: How Republicans Went Crazy, Democrats Became Useless, and the Middle Class Got Shafted. subscribe to Mike Lofgren's feed

Posted on: Jan 11, 2017, Source:

The frightening rise of authoritarian populism in the West is a very real, clear and present danger.

Posted on: May 27, 2016, Source:

The trouble with Trump isn't because of too much democracy; it's decades of political malfeasance that have made Americans furious.

Posted on: Feb 21, 2014, Source:

Power centers in DC and the corporate corridors of Manhattan and Silicon Valley are calling the shots.

Posted on: May 1, 2013, Source: Huffington Post

Many mainstream economists argue that deaths, destruction, and expense they entailed, have a perverse silver lining.

Posted on: Feb 17, 2013, Source: Huffington Post

How a party degenerated into a scam.

Posted on: Aug 7, 2012, Source: Viking Press

In the new book, "The Party Is Over," veteran Republican Mike Lofgren writes about the rise of politicized religious fundamentalism and how the GOP devolved into anti-intellectual nuts.

Posted on: Feb 17, 2012, Source:

A former Republican Senate Congressional staffer on why right-wingers think people without insurance deserve to die.

Posted on: Jan 11, 2012, Source:

Our plutocracy now lives like the British in colonial India: in the place and ruling it, but not of it.

Posted on: Sep 5, 2011, Source:

Former GOPer: "If you think Paul Ryan and his Ayn Rand-worshipping colleagues aren't after your Social Security and Medicare, I am here to disabuse you of your naiveté."