Cratering Respectability Politics

Donald Trump, disgrace, smoking crater, false floor

I’m not certain of much in life, but that Donald Trump is a disgrace who is in over his head seems pretty unquestionable. The London terrorist attacks were yet another…

Is the WTO a Good Brexit Safety Net for the UK?

I’m wrapping up a book “Keep Calm and Brexit On?” that I’ll be publishing in multiple installments. The first one, “It’s Not Dead Yet” opens the book with the usual…

Nate Cohn: Obama voters choosing Trump decided the election

(correction: I posted this momentarily before accounting for minors who are not eligible to register for voting. They accounted for 18.4% of the population in Ogemaw County in 2015. The…

The Economy is Rigged, and Other Campaign Truths

In, “The Economy is Rigged, and Other Presidential Campaign Myths,” Harvard Economist Gregory Mankiw took to the pages of the NYT’s Upshot to dispel what he saw as some election-related…

Donald Trump 2016: The One Weird Trait That Predicts Whether You’re a Trump Supporter – POLITICO Magazine

If I asked you what most defines Donald Trump supporters, what would you say? They’re white? They’re poor? They’re uneducated? You’d be wrong. In fact, I’ve found a single statistically…

CNN Shares Responsibility for the Fear-Mania of the GOP Debate – The Atlantic

Let’s start with the First Rule of Terrorism, which this era’s attackers either know instinctively or have learned. That rule is: The purpose of terrorism is not to kill or…