America in the Mid-70s and 2020

Nov 02, 2020

It was summer almost half a century ago when I got into that Volkswagen van and began my trip across America with Peter, a photographer friend. I was officially doing so as a reporter for a small San Francisco news service, having been sent out to tap the mood of the nation in a politically...

The Nixonization of Donald Trump

May 23, 2017

In the aftermath of Watergate, the country turned to the left. Are progressives positioned to capitalize on Donald Trump’s stumbles today? The comparisons are multiplying. There was Donald Trump’s appeal to the “silent majority” during the presidential election, his later adoption of...

The World This Week: Is the Comey Affair Trump’s Watergate?

May 21, 2017

The American social contract has withered gravely, making Trump far less accountable than Nixon for his many misdeeds. This has been a momentous week. Iranian President Hassan Rouhani was re-elected with 57% of the vote. As per Al Jazeera, many saw the Iranian election as a referendum on...