Jim Carroll

By day, Jim Carroll works in the renewable energy industry.  By night, Jim is editor of The Hot Screen, where he mostly discusses U.S. and Oregon politics, with the occasional movie or book review dropped in for kicks.


Content by Jim Carroll

Establishment media continue to be bamboozled by ‘Greater Idaho’ movement

White supremacist elements of eastern Oregon secession movement are given short shrift in mainstream coverage

October 21, 2023, 6:09 PDT

‘Greater Idaho’ movement’s white nationalist roots coming into greater focus

While proponents claim vague 'cultural' motivations, they're reusing sordid past rhetoric

October 1, 2023, 15:05 PDT

Why isn’t rolling back child labor exploitation a higher priority for Democrats?

Republicans' embrace of expanded child labor requires a tough and unapologetic response from Democrats

September 16, 2023, 12:52 PDT

Cruelties against immigrants at Texas border are logical outcome of GOP strategy

Reported migrant abuses by Texas authorities require aggressive pushback by Democrats to reshape the immigration debate

July 29, 2023, 11:25 PDT

The Supreme Court has become illegitimate, but fixing it requires telling Americans what’s happened

The court's anti-democratic animus, partisan loyalty, and corruption should spark public outrage

July 19, 2023, 15:57 PDT

While Democrats demur, Donald Trump is setting the narrative on the documents case

Effective strategies are at hand, if only the Democrats would choose to embrace them

June 22, 2023, 15:32 PDT

From attacks on the rule of law to threats of violence, the Republican response is even bigger news than the charges against Trump

While the ex-president’s legal perils attract the spotlight, his party is committing to overthrow America’s legal system

June 16, 2023, 18:21 PDT

Pledging to pardon insurrectionists, Trump and DeSantis disqualify themselves from presidency

Why are these Republican candidates so eager to give hope and comfort to those convicted in the January 6 attack?

June 8, 2023, 15:47 PDT

Heavy sentences for Oath Keepers are just punishment for insurrection

The conviction of Stewart Rhodes raises hope for more charges higher up January 6 chain

June 1, 2023, 15:17 PDT

Sexual abuse judgment against Trump is a chilling reminder of his unfitness for office

Decent Americans should be galvanized by the former president's victimization of E. Jean Carroll

May 19, 2023, 15:32 PDT

Defending ban of transgender legislator, Montana Republicans attack democracy while claiming to preserve it

State-level Republicans display a growing comfort with overtly anti-democratic actions

May 4, 2023, 10:13 PDT

Beneath the surface, the Oregon secession movement isn’t about democracy

Rural Oregonians cite cultural differences with Portland, but it's more than that

April 9, 2023, 7:00 PDT

Culture war, real world damage

Democrats need to learn to thread the needle on culture war fights

March 29, 2023, 14:26 PDT

Democratic leaders are finally talking about democracy at risk, but their actions don’t yet match their words

To defeat fascism, you must say its name, and then act accordingly

February 2, 2022, 18:10 PST

Democrats haven’t realized that you can’t defend democracy without explaining it

To counter right-wing authoritarianism, the center-left must articulate a broad vision of a progressive society

January 26, 2022, 3:03 PST

Democratic leaders can’t rely on others to educate the public about Republican radicalization

Americans will not understand that the GOP has embraced violence until President Biden and other Democrats tell them

December 15, 2021, 0:13 PST

The GOP is going to replay its 2021 campaign strategy, will Democrats be ready?

Despite four years of the Trump presidency, many Democratic leaders have yet to understand how radical the GOP has become

November 17, 2021, 3:00 PST


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