Trump Shows the Way

President Donald Trump is leaving behind a road map for future autocratic wannabes to follow in overthrowing more than two centuries of American constitutional government. Read the rest of this entry »

Trump and the Myth of Defeat

President Donald Trump's myth to explain his electoral defeat is as dangerous as the “stab-in-the-back” myth in Germany after World War I. Read the rest of this entry »

Donald Trump Is a Murderer

President Donald Trump should be held accountable for his murderous behavior during the pandemic. Read the rest of this entry »

What Is Trump’s Endgame?

President Donald Trump’s refusal to recognize reality is undermining American democracy. Read the rest of this entry »

What Biden Can Do

President-elect Joe Biden may find himself hamstrung by obstructionists in Congress, but there is still much he can do by wielding the power of his pen and by example. Read the rest of this entry »

What Next?

America narrowly escaped sliding into authoritarianism for now, but likely presidential winner Joe Biden is in for a rough four years. Read the rest of this entry »

A House Divided

Only once before — in the 1850s — were Americans as divided as now. It took a Civil War to reunite the nation then. Read the rest of this entry »

“Mister Rogers” vs. “Someone’s Crazy Uncle”

Last week’s dueling town halls between President Donald Trump and Joe Biden provided voters with a handy way to characterize the two presidential contenders. Read the rest of this entry »

Biden the Reformer

If elected, Joe Biden likely will preside over an era of reform as the nation addresses economic inequality and systemic racism. Read the rest of this entry »

Undemocratic Republicans

The Trump administration — aided by loyal Republicans — is attempting to undermine American democracy, both in theory and practice. Read the rest of this entry »