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Tag: Trump

Why did the blue city agree to host the Republican National Convention—and to suspend a hard-won police reform for its duration?

Rachel Ida Buff

It has only gotten harder to hold presidents accountable.

Stuart Streichler

The lawless—and ongoing—administration of the prison by four American presidents underwrites the broader democratic crisis we face today.

Baher Azmy

Noam Chomsky on his new book, the Capitol coup attempt, 2020 unrest, and the prospects for progress under Biden.

Noam Chomsky, David Barsamian

Support for pro-Trump Republicans remains driven by relatively well-off whites in fast-growing, rapidly diversifying suburbs—not by economic despair in rural America.

Jacob Whiton

The Republican Party has become a white nationalist party. If old-fashioned politics can’t change that, we must consider alternatives.

Bernard E. Harcourt

Joe Biden positioned himself as the “return to normalcy” candidate. But normalcy is not something we can afford—we must actively resist it.

David Walsh

Unless we bolster its foundations, our enfeebled democracy won’t be able to solve any of the daunting problems Biden has singled out as priorities.

Archon Fung

Part two of a conversation on voter turnout, vote counting, and what we can expect now. 

Joshua Cohen, Reed Hundt

Surveying Trumpland with Cedric Robinson

Robin D. G. Kelley

Tax policies like New Jersey’s new Millionaires Tax are essential—not only for an equitable recovery, but also for reining in pre-pandemic inequality.

Andrew Elrod, Mark Engler

West German witchcraft trials after World War II reveal how political rupture can fuel magical thinking.

Samuel Clowes Huneke

The party’s fifty-year strategy has reached an electoral dead end.

Yochai Benkler

The Frankfurt School on the appeal of authoritarianism—and how to counteract it.

Charles H. Clavey

The simultaneous success of Trump and Brexit was no coincidence.

Jennifer Sutton, Camilla Schofield, Daniel Geary
Donald Trump's winning strategy.
Joshua Cohen, Reed Hundt

Some candidates who lose elections strengthen democracy, but others threaten the democratic system itself.

Jan-Werner Müller

On the role government should play in times of crisis.

Samuel Clowes Huneke

In a world imperiled by global pandemic, it is long past time to put an end to sanctions—including new ones against Iran—and to reconstruct U.S. foreign policy around international solidarity.

Aziz Rana, Aslı U. Bâli

Despite claims to the contrary, the Trump administration wants regime change in Iran and is risking a full-scale war in order to get it.

Barry R. Posen

Beneath Trump’s impeachment lurks a troubling complacency—among Democrats and Republicans alike—with the nature of U.S. imperial power.

Malick Ghachem
How other countries’ constitutions protect against political free-for-alls.
Aziz Z. Huq, David Landau, Tom Ginsburg

In linking the assassination of Iranian General Qasem Soleimani to the 1979 Iran hostage crisis, Trump invokes a fantasy of poetic justice—positioning himself as Rambo, the avenger of American humiliation abroad.

Bonnie Honig

The barrage of attacks that followed Trump’s decision to reduce the U.S. military presence in Syria obscures the decades-long bankruptcy of the U.S. foreign policy establishment.

Rajan Menon, Andrew J. Bacevich

Can the nation-state serve social justice?

Olúfẹ́mi O. Táíwò leads a forum with Thea Riofrancos, Mariame Kaba & Andrea Ritchie, Ishac Diwan & Bright Simons, and others. Plus Leila Farsakh on Palestinian statehood, Astra Taylor and Leah Hunt-Hendrix on a “solidarity state,” Joshua Craze on rule by militia, and much more. 

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