Donald Trump

Yes, the trial is bad for Trump

By John Stoehr / April 22, 2024 /

I asked for opinions on the first criminal case against a former president. To my surprise, I found more hope than hopelessness.

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The agony of the gasbag

By Claire Bond Potter / April 22, 2024 /

For a second week in a row, a silenced Donald Trump is forced to listen to what others think of him in court, writes Claire Bond Potter.

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Why do white rural voters vote for Republicans?

By Noah Berlatsky / April 18, 2024 /

It’s not because they are rural, writes Noah Berlatsky.

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If you think Trump is going to lose, how does that compare to your expectations of 2016?

By John Stoehr / April 17, 2024 /

I asked readers to compare their feelings. Here are the results.

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Podcast: Maga is the newest, and oldest, American myth

By Claire Bond Potter / April 8, 2024 /

Claire Bond Potter interviews Richard Slotkin, author of “A Great Disorder: National Myth and the Battle for America.”

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Kennedy’s fate is tied to Trump’s

By John Stoehr / April 4, 2024 /

Voters have entered a new stage in which they are remembering what the country was like the last time a demagogue was president. 

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Populism isn’t about popular policies

By Noah Berlatsky / March 27, 2024 / Comments Off on Populism isn’t about popular policies

That’s the whole point, writes Noah Berlatsky.

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The backlash against Dobbs should restore balance to a constitutional order in need of it

By John Stoehr / March 21, 2024 /

It should do more than defeat Trump.

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Why won’t conservative elites pay for Donald Trump’s bond?

By John Stoehr / March 20, 2024 /

They can’t trust him enough to control him.

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With ‘bloodbath,’ Trump is undermining the election’s outcome in advance to prime followers for violence

By Stephen Robinson / March 19, 2024 /

He’s done this all before, writes Stephen Robinson.

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