The Worst 100 Days Ever

April 28, 2017

Are Trump’s stumbles a brilliant ploy to “deconstruct the state,” a political performance or actual incompetence? If I were a Donald Trump supporter, I’d be furious at the coverage of the president’s first 100 days. The mainstream media have engaged in a bout of...

Preventing the Triumph of Trump’s Will

March 14, 2017

Today's dystopia is not your grandfather's 1984. Dystopias have recently achieved full-spectrum dominance. Kids are drawn to such stories—The Giver, Hunger Games—like goths to piercings. TV shows about zombie apocalypses, pandemics and technology run amok inspire binge watching. We’ve seen...

Is Trump Moderating on Foreign Policy?

March 01, 2017

Trump's leading foreign policy advisers are obsessed with Iran and making dangerous moves from East Asia to the Middle East. “Chaos,” “dismay” “radically inept”—those are just a few of the recent headlines analyzing Donald Trump’s foreign policy. In truth, disorder would seem to...

Native American Sovereignty and the Dakota Access Pipeline