America’s Maestro of Death and Destruction

October 12, 2020

Yes, when he was running for president, he did indeed say: "I could stand in the middle of Fifth Avenue and shoot somebody, and I wouldn't lose any voters, OK? It's, like, incredible." Then he won — and on November 3 (or thereafter), whether he wins or loses, we’re likely to find out...

Is Trump Preparing a Pre-Election Surprise?

August 14, 2020

In 2016, Alan Lichtman departed from conventional wisdom to predict a Donald Trump victory in that year’s presidential election. The political scientist was following something he called the “13 keys to the White House.” Using this relatively straightforward metric, Lichtman had correctly...

America’s Coronavirus: Containing the Outbreak of Trumpism

January 31, 2020

The epicenter of China’s coronavirus outbreak is widely thought to be a wet market in Wuhan. At such markets, seafood, chicken and other conventional foodstuffs are on sale alongside live animals. You can buy more than just dogs and cats there: Local epicures also shop for more exotic fare like...