An article about the tradition of the “deep state” I was interviewed for–Christian Science Monitor.
A smoking gun is not a crime. It is evidence of a crime. It is not the murder but the trace of fingerprints, the trail of blood, the vial emptied of poison, the dog that didn’t bark. It is the straw that broke the camel’s back if the straw bore traces of the murderer’s saliva. It is not the crime; it is proof…
And how it could do so again.
The illogical hyper-rationality infecting the American right.
Don’t listen to the president. Look at the tax reform. Look at the selection of Justice Neil M. Gorsuch, the nomination of Brett Kavanaugh, the roiling pace of deregulation. Just don’t listen… Washington Post, Aug 31, 2018.
Washington Post, Aug 21, 2018 Republican leaders’ “focus on [Trump’s] record over [his] rhetoric is a striking deviation from how we are used to thinking of the power of the bully pulpit. “The key, whether first taboo or later enthusiastically embraced, has been an unflagging view, a through-line in American history that maintains just how…… Continue reading Speaking President
Vox July 16, 2018 “It is perhaps a distinctly American faith that authoritarians like Russian President Vladimir Putin rule purely by force, corruption, or trickery…How unctuous to agree with the Russian state media’s contention that Putin is ‘wildly popular’…”