Politics and History

Spin Cannot Hide a Blue Wave

No amount of Republican spin can mask the party’s devastating defeat in Tuesday’s special election in Pennsylvania. Read the rest of this entry »

Income Inequality and Trump’s “Forgotten” Americans

Donald Trump ran for the president appealing to what he called the “forgotten” Americans, those left behind by recent prosperity. Has he delivered for those voters? Read the rest of this entry »

An American Dictator

Donald Trump lacks the ability to become America’s first strongman, but his corroding of public institutions may pave the way for someone with more drive and pugnacity. Read the rest of this entry »

The Most Corrupt Administration in American History

A recent survey of experts on presidential politics rated Donald Trump as the worst president yet — after only a year in office. The corruptness of his administration is one reason for the low rank. Read the rest of this entry »

Venom on the Right

Spokespeople on the right are sliming the outspoken survivors of the Florida school shooting. Such vitriol is symptomatic of a deeper problem within American conservatism. Read the rest of this entry »

“Chain” Migration Unchained

“Chain” migration — derided by immigration hardliners — was once their tool to preserve the “whiteness” of the United States. Read the rest of this entry »

Mr. LaPierre, Cut the Sophistry

There is no valid argument against gun control other than a willingness some people must die so others may own guns. Read the rest of this entry »

This Will Not End Well

If Democrats win control of Congress and move to impeach the president, will President Trump’s supporters accept the outcome? Probably not. Read the rest of this entry »

Doing the Unexpected

Many American presidents gained fame by doing the opposite of what was expected. Can President Trump do the same on immigration? Read the rest of this entry »

The Stephen Miller Shutdown

Stephen Miller seems to be guiding White House immigration policy, pushing President Donald Trump into positions that led to the recent government shutdown. Read the rest of this entry »