Who’s the Real Maverick: McCain or Trump?

September 06, 2018

It was a sad acknowledgement of how sclerotic American politics had become that John McCain acquired the reputation of a maverick. John McCain was an American politician. That sums up his best and worst qualities. He was not a maverick. As a rather conventional politician, he wasn’t even...

The Daily Devil’s Dictionary: “Straight Talk” with John McCain

September 03, 2018

After the death of John McCain, the senator’s admirers speak with effusive praise about his celebrated candor. The death and funeral of John McCain, a Republican senator and former presidential candidate, have provided a pretext for reflection, if not yet another “momento de la veridad” in...

Iraq Is Part of John McCain’s Legacy

August 30, 2018

The “straight talk” people praise John McCain for is actually what most of them can’t stand about politicians: They say noble words but cast ignoble votes. In the last days of his life, an old video of John McCain surfaced on the internet. It’s 2008. He’s running for president and...

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...