Total 7 Posts
The outgoing president has threatened US democracy. There must be consequences. Shouldn’t a citizen who tries to destroy the republic have no place in the public memory of the state except by their absence?
If Trump refuses to accept defeat in November, the republic will survive intact, as it has 5 out of 6 times in the past.5 min read
Five of the six contested presidential elections in U.S. history were resolved and the country moved on – one ended in civil war. What will happen if the upcoming election is contested?
Trump’s law-and-order campaign relies on a historic American tradition of racist and anti-immigrant politics.6 min read
President Trump’s law-and-order campaign rhetoric has been compared to Richard Nixon’s and George Wallace’s similar themes in 1968. But such appeals go much further back, to the US in the early 1800s.
Don’t be surprised if this dash to gold has resumed in recent weeks – in a leading indicator of troubling times ahead.
A longtime White House reporter describes what’s lost when the relationship between the press and the president is bad and once-routine press briefings aren’t held.
With Boris Johnson expected to be announced as new Tory leader next Tuesday, Professor Chris Grey’s latest analysis reviews three possible comparisons with Richard Nixon: ‘Nixon goes to China’, ‘Madman theory’, and scandal, failure and premature departure from office.