..The next step in the sequence is almost insultingly obvious….

Trump is preparing to shut down Robert Mueller’s investigation of Russian intervention in the 2016 election. By Jonathan Chait Robert Mueller. Andrew Harnik/AP Photo ..The Mueller Investigation Is in Mortal Danger... If there was any single event that would cause the Republican elite to openly revolt against the ongoing Trumpification of their party, it would be … Continue reading ..The next step in the sequence is almost insultingly obvious….

…What Facebook Did to American Democracy…

      ....and why was it so hard to see it coming?............ Luchenko Yana / Shutterstock / Zak Bickel / The Atlantic What Facebook Did to American Democracy In the media world, as in so many other realms, there is a sharp discontinuity in the timeline: before the 2016 election, and after. Things we … Continue reading …What Facebook Did to American Democracy…

…..The First White President…..

The foundation of Donald Trump’s presidency is the negation of Barack Obama’s legacy. IT IS INSUFFICIENT TO STATE the obvious of Donald Trump: that he is a white man who would not be president were it not for this fact. With one immediate exception, Trump’s predecessors made their way to high office through the passive … Continue reading …..The First White President…..

…A Vision Of Trump at War….

.....once upon a time..... How the President Could Stumble Into Conflict By Philip Gordon  Just a few months into the Trump administration, it still isn’t clear what course the president’s foreign policy will ultimately take. What is clear, however, is that the impulsiveness, combativeness, and recklessness that characterized Donald Trump’s election campaign have survived the … Continue reading …A Vision Of Trump at War….