The President as Political Hit Man

March 13, 2020

Donald Trump filed his paperwork to run for reelection only hours after his inauguration in January 2017, setting a presidential record, the first of his many dubious achievements. For a man who relished the adulation and bombast of campaigning, it should have surprised no one that he...

The Trump Show’s Season 2 Cliffhanger

December 14, 2018

Other than the episode on the midterm elections, Season 2 lacked that essential ingredient: content. Even popular series can hit rough spots in their second seasons. Take The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, the Amazon breakout about a young Jewish housewife in the late 1950s who improbably establishes a...

What Will Donald Trump Be Remembered For?

October 25, 2018

The one thing Donald Trump will be remembered for is his desire to put us all on an escalator to hell. I know you won’t believe me. Not now, not when everything Donald Trump does — any tweet, any insult at any rally — is the news of the day, any day. But he won’t be remembered for any...