The Triumph of $ellebrity Culture in US Politics

June 15, 2017

Until the late 20th century, most presidents had no greater ambition than to be respected as serious custodians of the nation’s institutions and economy. Jack Kennedy, Ronald Reagan, Barack Obama, Donald Trump, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Jesse Ventura. What’s the connection? Two Democrats,...

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...