Joshua Klein

Articles by Joshua Klein

Salon: Conservatives Are New ‘Good Germans’ of Nazi Era, Seek ‘Friendly Fascism’

A Salon essay published on Friday accuses Republicans of resembling “good Germans” of the Nazi era — wishing to believe they are decent people while hiding behind “fictions of plausible deniability for the evils committed by their leader” —  and describes today’s conservatism as seeking “friendly fascism” masked in an appeal to return to “traditional values.”

Trump supporters hold signs on the sidelines during the Veterans Day parade on November 11, 2019 in New York City. U.S. President Donald Trump, the first sitting U.S. president to attend New York's parade, offered a tribute to veterans ahead of the 100th annual parade which draws thousands of vets …

Sarah Silverman: Jared Kushner Resembles Mengele, Could Play Nazi

In the latest episode of The Sarah Silverman Podcast, far-left actress and comedian Sarah Silverman attacked Jared Kushner, claiming that the former president’s son-in-law could play a Nazi in a film and adding, “he is not capable of empathy.”

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Recalling Hitler’s 1924 Trial Speech, MSNBC Warns of ‘Risks’ if Trump Speaks at Trial

MSNBC published an op-ed Tuesday comparing Adolf Hitler’s ability to speak and sway others at his 1924 trial (for an attempted coup) with former President Donald Trump speaking at his impeachment trial, claiming that “there are inherent risks in giving Trump a megaphone to spread his inanities now that he’s out of office and has been deplatformed from Twitter.”

President Donald Trump gestures as he steps off Air Force One upon arrival at Valley International Airport, Tuesday, Jan. 12, 2021, in Harlingen, Texas. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

Anti-Trump PAC: Current GOP ‘No Different’ from ISIS

A recently released video clip from the left-wing MeidasTouch PAC brands Republican Party members as “traitors” unworthy of being called conservatives while describing the GOP as “no different” from the ISIS terror group.

In this image from video, Sen. Josh Hawley, R-Mo., speaks on the Senate floor about the impeachment trial against President Donald Trump at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, Wednesday, Feb. 5, 2020. The Senate will vote on the Articles of Impeachment on Wednesday afternoon, Feb. 5. (Senate Television via AP)

Philadelphia Inquirer on Holocaust Remembrance Day: Not Wrong to Compare Trump to Hitler

On Wednesday — International Holocaust Remembrance Day — the Philadelphia Inquirer published an op-ed by the paper’s former editor David Lee Preston in which he makes several comparisons between Donald Trump and Adolf Hitler while presenting Trump’s presidency as a means to “better understand Hitler’s sway over Germans.”

1935: Nazi leader Adolf Hitler speaks in front of microphones and gestures with his hands. Original Publication: From the newsreel 'The March of Time'. (Photo by Hulton Archive/Getty Images)

Left Calls for ‘Army of Citizen Detectives’ to Monitor & Report Trump Supporters

Many on the left are promoting a recent video created by novelist and left-wing activist Don Winslow, which calls upon citizens to become cyber detectives to monitor and report fellow citizen Trump supporters to authorities while comparing the work of this “army of citizens” to that which led to the capture of al-Qaeda founder Osama bin Laden.

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The Nation: Kamala Harris Should Avoid Inauguration Due to ‘Compromised’ Security

An essay published on Wednesday in the Nation calls for Kamala Harris to avoid attending the presidential inauguration on January 20 so as to spare her life in the event of an “armed attack by a rabble of white people” aided by law enforcement compromised by “Trump sympathizers” and “white supremacists” within their ranks.

Democratic presidential candidate former Vice President Joe Biden's running mate Sen. Kamala Harris (D-CA) speaks during an event at the Alexis Dupont High School on August 12, 2020 in Wilmington, Delaware. Harris is the first Black woman and first person of Indian descent to be a presumptive nominee on a …

Mozilla Chairwoman: ‘We Need More Than Deplatforming’

On Friday, the Mozilla Foundation, the non-profit organization behind the Firefox web browser, shared a list of additional actions intended to alter the “dangerous dynamics” of the internet, claiming that “the temporary silencing or permanent removal of bad actors from social media platforms” is not enough.

This illustration picture shows social media application logo from Parler displayed on a smartphone with its website in the background in Arlington, Virginia on July 2, 2020. - Amid rising turmoil in social media, recently formed social network Parler is gaining with prominent political conservatives who claim their voices are …