Trump Tax Marches Are a Symptom of a Healthy Democracy

Protesters around the U.S. kicked off Sunday with rallies and marches to protest President Donald Trump’s continued refusal to release his tax returns, the first president to do so. Even though the widespread coverage of Saturday’s violent clash between anti-fascists and Trump supporters in Berkeley, California might have made it look like riots were commonplace,… Continue reading Trump Tax Marches Are a Symptom of a Healthy Democracy

Donald Trump Abandons Realism in Favor of the Liberal Internationalist Worldview

Donald Trump came into office promising he’d put “America First”. Screw everyone else, he declared. Gone was the era of U.S. umbrella protection for nations┬álike Japan and Germany, who he likened to freeloaders benefiting from one-way alliance agreements at almost no cost–and at the expense of a beleaguered United States. Yet underneath all the tough… Continue reading Donald Trump Abandons Realism in Favor of the Liberal Internationalist Worldview

Trump Is Now Convincingly Less Transparent Than Obama

On Friday, the Trump White House announced it will end an Obama Administration policy to make visitor logs public, which raises more questions as to whether Donald Trump intends to be any more transparent than Barack Obama, or if he is even interested in at least pretending to keep his campaign promises. It’s funny, not… Continue reading Trump Is Now Convincingly Less Transparent Than Obama