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Trump


  • Do Morals Matter in Foreign Policy?

    by Joseph S. Nye, Jr.

    Examining 14 presidencies since 1945 shows that a radically skeptical view of morality is bad history. Morals did matter.


  • Trump Checks all of the Impeachment Boxes: Will it Matter?

    by Donald J. Fraser

    Unlike other presidents, Trump’s actions meet each of the requirements that the Framer’s laid out to impeach a president. Ironically, just as impeachment is needed most, the partisan tenor of the times may make it impossible to accomplish.



  • Obama was Right, Trump is Wrong on Iran

    by Andrew Meyer

    The legacy of the hostage crisis has predictably engendered a "hard line" wing of the foreign policy establishment in Washington with respect to US-Iranian relations, represented by figures such as Paul Wolfowitz, Daniel Perle, John Bolton and Mike Pompeo.


  • A Historian Reflects on the Return of Fascism

    by Lawrence Wittner

    In the last decade or so, enormous headway has been made by movements and parties following the old fascist playbook, with rightwing demagogues trumpeting its key elements of virulent nationalism, racial and religious intolerance, and militarism. 



  • Why demagogues were the Founding Fathers’ greatest fear

    by Eli Merritt

    Washington’s greatest fear that summer of decision in Philadelphia was that unwise, self-seeking politicians — even if fairly elected to public office — would tear down the central government and its constitutional laws for the sake of their own advancement and glorification.



  • The Ongoing Crashes of the 21st Century

    by Tom Engelhardt

    Depending on what tipping points are reached and what happens after that on our rapidly warming planet, so much could come down around humanity’s ears.


  • Does truth matter less than it did in 1974?

    by Roy E. Finkenbine

    At the moment of the impeachment and pending trial of another president, there are still lessons to be learned from Watergate.  One of these is the sad story of Earl Landgrebe.


  • Could Eisenhower have been impeached in 1960?

    by James Ottavio Castagnera

    Eisenhower’s approval of the U-2 incursions was motivated by genuine national security interests, albeit his subornation of perjury was primarily politically motivated.  One could contend national security and political interests more or less coincided. In Trump’s case, the two sharply diverged from the get-go.