Stories by Thomas Frank

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Posted on: Aug 10, 2017, Source: The Guardian

An aggressive new proposal to bust the country's monopolies could prove hugely popular.

Posted on: Jun 30, 2016, Source: TomDispatch

Politico has a special newsletter just to chart the "Influence" peddling.

Posted on: Apr 6, 2016, Source: TomDispatch

Thomas Frank asks in his new book: What ever happened to the party of the people?

Posted on: Jul 20, 2012, Source: The Progressive

Dems "never seem to be able to fight back, never seem to be able to figure it out," argues the famous author and critic in this interview.

Posted on: Mar 28, 2012, Source: The Baffler

In the 12 hapless years of this millennium, we have looked on as 3 great bubbles have inflated and burst, each with consequences more dire than the last.

Posted on: Feb 1, 2012, Source: Picador Press

After a brutal recession was brought on by Wall Street greed, it looked for a moment like we'd rejected the Right's economic mythology. Then the "Tea Party" came along.

Posted on: Jan 8, 2012, Source:

Given everything the Tea Party represents, why won't they just line up behind quarter-billionaire Romney? Thomas Frank explains why Mitt is right for the Right.

Posted on: Jan 18, 2010, Source: Bill Moyers Journal

Bill Moyers interviews Thomas Frank on how our short attention span has allowed conservatives to escape blame for their role in the economic meltdown.

Posted on: Aug 17, 2008, Source: The New Statesman

Conservatives don't want to debate, they want to destroy their opposition.

Posted on: Aug 5, 2008, Source:

Conservatives have turned a vast government built for our protection into a device for exploiting us.

Posted on: Jul 19, 2004, Source:

Kansas, once part of the great progressive heart of America, is now a conservative "red" state. How liberalism lost Kansas – and a whole lot of working-class America with it.

Posted on: Mar 24, 2004, Source:

Heartland America despises intellectuals with their highfalutin' ways and that's why they vote for plainspoken men like George Bush or Ronald Reagan -- each of whom, once elected, did his level best to shower the nation's corporate elite with policy gifts.