David Gelernter: The Making of a Trumpista

October 16, 2020

After four years of the Trump presidency, it is still not entirely clear why a substantial number of voters in 2016 cast their ballots for a candidate who made it glaringly obvious that he lacked many of the most basic character traits needed to qualify for America’s highest political office. At...

Evangelical Blues, or How Supporting Trump Discredits Christianity

January 22, 2020

Now in the final year of his first — or only? — presidential term, Donald Trump is in trouble. Haunted time and again by new revelations of shady, if not criminal, behavior, and ridiculed by his political peers, even including UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson, Trump is universally loathed —...

Ayatollah Trump: The Global Rise of the Christian Right

April 05, 2019

Islamic extremism gets all the press, but Trump is just one of a growing number of Christian extremists in positions of political power. If Donald Trump goes to church regularly, he’s kept it a pretty good secret. He and his wife have made sure to alert the press on the few times he does...