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Law and Order



  • Trump, Vicar of Fear and Violence

    New York Times columnist Charles M. Blow writes that Trump is just the latest in a long line of American politicians who have stoked racist fears for advantage. 



  • Trump and Biden Ready to Refight 1968

    Neither campaign can control the events — or root causes — driving America’s summer of unrest. But they both want to control the narrative.



  • Donald Trump’s Message is Falling Flat Because it is Outdated

    by A. K. Sandoval-Strausz

    Our cities and suburbs look and feel very different than they did in the depths of the urban crisis in the late 1960s. That’s one reason Trump’s attempt to revive the law-and-order playbook of that era has fallen flat.



  • The Disgrace of Donald Trump

    by Sean Wilentz

    Trump wants to copy Richard Nixon's "law and order" appeals, but may end up echoing Herber Hoover's violent crushing of the Bonus March movement. 



  • 2020 Is Not 1968. It May Be Worse.

    by Niall Ferguson

    The Hoover Institution Senior Fellow suggests that the current political climate--a reelection campaign amid multiple national crises--has both similarities and differences from 1968. 



  • Law And Order Won’t Help Trump Win Reelection

    by Kevin M. Kruse

    The call for “law and order” is a complaint that those tasked with upholding the law and maintaining order have failed at the job and need to be replaced.