Washington Monthly
Why I’m Not Interested in Being “Shattered”
April 24th, 2017, 12:10 PM
'Shattered,' the tell-all book about Hillary's campaign, only serves to further divide Democrats.
Why Do Trump and Republicans Want to Waste Money On a Border Wall?
April 24th, 2017, 12:10 PM
It has little to do with illegal immigration.
Democratic Resolve in Georgia, Montana and Beyond
April 24th, 2017, 12:10 PM
Ten years ago, then-Representative Martin Meehan (D-MA) resigned from the House to become chancellor of the University of Massachusetts, Lowell. Meehan’s Congressional seat had not been held by a non-Democrat since the early-1970s, and the prospects of the Republican Party capturing the seat in a special election seemed rather remote. However, Republicans did not shrug... Read more »
The Media’s Latest Campaign to Normalize Trump
April 24th, 2017, 12:10 PM
After the Syria strikes, the press has mistakenly found new respect for Trump.
Macron Won–But France’s Austerity Centrism is Still in Big Trouble.
April 23rd, 2017, 12:10 PM
Results from the French primary election are in: center-right, pro-EU finance banker Emmanuel Macron defeated the racist, far right nationalist Marine Le Pen, and will face her again in the runoff. With exit polls showing Macron with a commanding lead over Le Pen in a one-on-one contest, opponents of xenophobia and fascism around the world are... Read more »
Desperately Insecure, President Trump Holds a Fan Rally To Avoid a Comedy Roast
April 23rd, 2017, 12:10 PM
Trump's actions are weak, humorless and thin-skinned.
There Is No Conflict Between Creating Jobs and Protecting the Environment
April 22nd, 2017, 12:10 PM
In the face of science march protests all around the world today, Donald Trump tweeted the following in his defense: I am committed to keeping our air and water clean but always remember that economic growth enhances environmental protection. Jobs matter! — Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) April 22, 2017 Let’s set aside the factual inaccuracy that... Read more »
Clearing the Field for Clinton Was Democrats’ Biggest Mistake in 2016
April 22nd, 2017, 12:10 PM
The recent release of the Clinton campaign expose Shattered is causing yet another round of introspection about what Democrats did wrong in 2016 and how to fix the problem. The Clinton campaign’s own failures of targeting and messaging are already the subject of much discussion and have been rehashed ad nauseam. Matt Taibbi’s take on the navel-gazing, operative-centric... Read more »
There Is Nothing Left of Trump’s Supposed Economic Populism
April 22nd, 2017, 12:10 PM
Entire oceans of ink have been spilled over the question of how much of Trump’s support came from prejudice versus economic anxiety (hint: it’s both and they’re interconnected.) But no matter the answer, what’s clear by now is that Trump’s economic populist agenda on behalf of the white working class no longer exists if it... Read more »
Quick Takes: “Deranged Trump Self-Delusion”
April 21st, 2017, 12:10 PM
* By now we’ve all read countless articles that try to analyze the mad king who has been elected president (I’ve penned one or two myself). But Adam Gopnik might have just written the one that puts all others to shame. In a way, it’s as much about us as it is about Trump. Here’s a... Read more »