Politics and History

Time Off

Politics and History is taking a few weeks off as I move from Alexandria, Virginia, to Stephenson, Virginia. My blog will resume in September. Thank you!

Trump, Violence, and QAnon

A presidential rally this week marked the public appearance of a mysterious cult called QAnon. Read the rest of this entry »

The Danger to Democracy

President Donald Trump has intensified his attacks on the press, further endangering American Democracy. Read the rest of this entry »

“Fall into that trap”

Democrats are moving left, frightening conservatives. Read the rest of this entry »

Fifth Avenue Republicans

Fifth Avenue Republicans — a handy term for supporters of President Trump unbothered by any transgression committed by the president. Read the rest of this entry »

The Horror of Helsinki Continues…

Despite some half-hearted backtracking, the Helsinki fiasco showed again that President Donald Trump appears, for some reason, beholden to Russian President Vladimir Putin. Read the rest of this entry »

First Munich, Now Helsinki

President Donald Trump took Russian President Vladimir Putin at his word in Helsinki. In Munich, in 1938, the British prime minster assured the world that Hitler could be trusted. Read the rest of this entry »

Trump’s War on NATO

President Donald Trump spent two days in Brussels trying to undo 70 years of history. Read the rest of this entry »

The Unpredictable Supreme Court

President Donald Trump gets to name a second Supreme Court justice. But, court appointments do not always turn out as expected. Read the rest of this entry »

Trump Blinks

The Trump administration changed policy, after insisting it did not have a policy and that its hands were tied. Read the rest of this entry »