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Donald Trump



  • Thomas Frank On How Populism Can Save America

    "The consensus intellectuals of the ’50s plucked the term from 19th-century obscurity and redefined it. It is their redefinition that is still with us today."



  • The Politics of White Anxiety

    by Jonathan M. Metzl

    Appeals to the fears and resentments of White voters are a predictable part of our politics. Why does it remain difficult to fight those appeals?



  • Don’t Reboot the 2016 Horror Show

    by Kimberlé Williams Crenshaw

    Avoiding the subject of the racist and sexist constraints on American politics ensures those limitations can derail democracy again. 


  • Trump: Superhero or Superspreader?

    by Meredith Martin, Gillian Weiss and Bonnie Siegler

    Inspired by the Sun King’s detractors, the White House Gift Shop’s self-parodying statements, and Trump’s own Superman fantasies, we offer a medal honoring the Super Spreader.



  • Watergate Led to Reforms. Now, Would-Be Reformers Believe, So Will Trump

    Jack Goldmith and Robert Bauer, legal veterans of the George W. Bush and Obama administrations respectively, are proposing a slate of reforms to limit executive branch powers. They hope to match the legislation passed after Watergate and the revelations of intelligence community abuses exposed by the Church Committee.



  • Sending Trump to Hell

    by Ariel Dorfman

    How would the earthly transgressions of Donald Trump fit into the schema of eternal punishment Dante described? 


  • A Star-Spangled Moment of Reckoning for U.S. Civil-Military Relations?

    by Gregory D. Foster

    The "deal" between the military and civilian leadership has hinged on an exchange of obedience to lawful authority by the military for expectations of honesty, competence, and respect for the Constitution on the part of elected leaders. This deal has been taken for granted, until now. 



  • Let History, Not Partisans, Prosecute Trump

    by Jill Lepore

    Historian Jill Lepore argues that the conditions that have required Truth and Reconciliation ccommissions don't apply to the Trump administration; historians should be fighting to safeguard the preservation of records so that future researchers can tell the story of the Trump years. 


  • Ranking Donald Trump: No Cause for National Happiness

    by James M. Banner, Jr.

    He’s accomplished what no other president has been able to achieve since the first presidential ranking in 1948.  He’s managed to raise James Buchanan, Millard Fillmore, Andrew Johnson, and Warren Harding off the floor.  The sad thing is that this is no achievement we can cheer.



  • Toward a Global History of White Supremacy

    by Daniel Geary, Camilla Schofield, and Jennifer Sutton

    We need to understand the history of global connections between white supremacists if we are to grasp what has sustained white nationalism despite global trends toward liberation and equality.