Author Archives: Charles Davis

About Charles Davis

A writer and producer with whose work has aired on television and radio and been published by outlets such as Al Jazeera, The Intercept, The Nation and The New Republic.

Politicians Agree: California Pot Costs Way Too Much

If you live in California, and you like to inhale, you are probably paying just as much for legal cannabis as you did back when weed was still very much illegal. In fact, because of the high taxes imposed on … Continue reading

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Syrian Rebels Are Now Fighting in Libya, for Turkey

The war in Syria is in its 10th year. And now it is shifting to Libya. This week, The Guardian reported that roughly 2,000 militants will be abandoning the fight in Syria to deploy in support of the besieged, internationally … Continue reading

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‘It’s Gotta Be Bernie’: Democracy, Mass Politics and Our Next Organizer-in-Chief

Leftists are fighting, as they do, over which member of the Senate Democratic leadership is best prepared to lead them to the holy land (Denmark, basically). It’s important, then, to take a step back and acknowledge what we can: that … Continue reading

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Daniel Ortega Recruits the Head of Donald Trump’s Bible Study

The move reflects both the social conservatism of the Nicaraguan government and its desire for relief from U.S. sanctions. Amid thousands decked out in the red-and-black bandanas of a ruling party that once espoused the virtues of Marx and Lenin, … Continue reading

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Mike Gravel and His Teens to Endorse Bernie, Snub Tulsi Gabbard, After Appeal From Sanders Camp

Update: The clown “campaign” couldn’t control its “candidate.” Former U.S. Senator Mike Gravel and the teenagers who managed his social media campaign for the presidency are endorsing Bernie Sanders for the Democratic Party’s 2020 nomination, this website has learned, punching … Continue reading

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Elite Impunity Matters: Bob Mueller, Valerie Plame and the Left

If one of Donald Trump’s oafish sons outed a covert intelligence agent tomorrow — in an angry tweet disclosing their party registration or in a clumsy boast to an Instagram thirst-trap — it would prompt a newscycle of clucking from … Continue reading

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Who Is Charles Redvers? How a Fake Man Got His Start

I just assumed they didn’t know, because the alternative — a credible news organization publishing a long-time contributor, but giving him a different name and nationality — did not make much sense. I assumed, then, that openDemocracy had been fooled; … Continue reading

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