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Donald Trump



  • This Election Isn't 1968 or 1992 or 2016

    Richard Nixon won by portraying himself as a unifier against an out-of-control left; Bill Clinton won reelection by carefully navigating the politics of crime and unrest. There is nothing very careful, yet, about what we've seen from this president.


  • Trump and the Puritans

    by Martyn Whittock

    No one would ever call Donald Trump a Puritan. But the 17th century religious movement is a foundation of Trump's America.



  • Trump Keeps Taking Pages From Joe McCarthy’s Playbook

    by Larry Tye

    Anyone hoping the recency of Trump's conversion to Republicanism and conservatism might allow him to govern productively with Democrats should heed the example of Joseph McCarthy, who similary rebranded himself a conservative. Neither moderated because their political survival depended on extremism.



  • Two Studies in Folly a Century Apart

    by Walter G. Moss

    The example of General Douglas Haig, whose disastrous decisions in World War I caused needless death, should be a cautionary example to our "war president" in battling the Coronavirus.