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Donald Trump



  • Why Michigan’s Top Legislators Should Cancel that Meeting with Trump

    University of Michigan law professor Richard Primus: Since Michigan's House and Senate leaders have previously declared their intention to respect the state's popular vote for Joe Biden, if they change their minds after a meeting with Trump it would expose them to credible accusations and potential prosecution for accepting bribes--crimes for which Trump can't pardon them.



  • What The Bunker Mentality Really Means

    by Benjamin Carter Hett

    Trump's refusal of contradictory information will prolong his contestation of a doomed reelection bid and subvert effective responses to COVID. Its most dangerous effect could be to spawn a "backstabbing" narrative that keeps the Republican party tied to bitterness and division. 



  • Trump’s Presidential Library Will Be A Shrine To His Ego

    by Paul Musgrave

    If former presidents aren't interested in hosting official presidential papers at a library center, there is little oversight of how they tell the president's story. Any future Trump presidential center will likely not function as a library at all, but as a propaganda organ for Trumpism. 



  • Trump has Changed the Way Evangelical Christians Think about the Apocalypse

    by Thomas Lecaque

    Evangelicals have largely avoided interpreting the COVID-19 pandemic as a sign of the end times because doing so would also demand that they recognize their champion Donald Trump as a morally degenerate leader. The apocalyptic rhetoric that flowed freely under Obama has been silent this year. 



  • We Dare Not Repeat the Mistakes of 9/11

    by Jennifer Rubin

    The Washington Post columnist argues that the delayed transition to the George W. Bush presidency in 2000 and 2001 limited the nation's preparedness for a terrorist attack. 



  • Trump’s Big Election Lie Pushes America Toward Autocracy

    by Timothy Snyder

    "A claim that an election was illegitimate is a claim to remaining in power. A coup is under way, and the number of participants is not shrinking but growing. Few leading Republicans have acknowledged that the race is over."



  • Will Trump Burn the Evidence?

    by Jill Lepore

    Reckoning with the Trump adminstration's actions and assigning moral or criminal sanction to any misdeeds will probably be compromised by the destruction or failure to maintain presidential records. 



  • The GOP Test

    by Sean Wilentz

    If Mitch McConnell, Kevin McCarthy, and their respective caucuses persist, they will have tainted their party far beyond what Trump already has.



  • Just Forget About Donald Trump

    by Peter Wehner

    It may be difficult for many Americans to let go of deep anger at Donald Trump and the political movement he represents, but it will be necessary. 



  • Authoritarians From Mussolini to Trump (review)

    by Francis Fukuyama

    The political theorist Francis Fukuyama offers a brief review of Ruth Ben-Ghiat's book on authoritarian strongmen, and suggests paying more attention to Trump's unique characteristics in order to prepare for future instances of Trumpism.



  • Was Reagan a Precursor to Trump? A New Documentary Says Yes

    Reagan biographer Lou Cannon and historian Rick Perlstein contend the series misconstrues Reagan's politics by portraying him as a dog-whistling race baiter (Cannon says it's flat wrong, Perlstein says it's more complicated than that).