Dividing the Right and Conquering Trump

February 03, 2017

Trump's extremely effective at dividing and conquering his opponents. What would it take for progressives to divide his supporters? The resistance to Donald Trump’s presidency has been strong, sustained and multi-dimensional. The Women’s March after the inauguration deluged DC in a sea of...

The Problem With Over-Protesting Trump’s Policies

February 01, 2017

Why protesting is not always an optimal strategy for achieving political results. Since Donald Trump took office on January 20, demonstrations have become the norm. Protesting has its own benefits: It reminds voters that there are other means of expressing their demands beyond the ballot box....

Democracy in a Nation Divided

January 26, 2017

It is time for all of America’s institutions of democracy to engage, activate the citizenry and make its democracy function as it should. “The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of patriots and tyrants,” said Thomas Jefferson, America’s third...

Women’s March Takes Trump to Town

January 23, 2017

Women's March on Washington turns into a global movement. On January 20, as Donald J. Trump was being sworn in as the 45th president of the United States, it felt like you were watching a funeral. It was as if everything we had come to accept as a given, as normalcy, over the past eight years...

Inauguration Day Protests Turn Violent

January 21, 2017

Protesters against Donald Trump in Washington, DC filmed being tear-gassed by the police. On January 20, Donald Trump was sworn in as the 45th president of the United States of America. Visibly less popular than Barack Obama’s historic inauguration in 2009, the ceremony still drew crowds of...