David Shor on Why Trump Was Good for the GOP and How Dems Can Win in 2022


By Eric Levitz | Intelligencer | March 3, 2021 In the United States, every season is campaign season. Four months after America last went to the polls, Democrats are still refining their autopsies of the 2020 race and already governing with an eye toward the 2022 midterms. Meanwhile, on the other side of the aisle, Republicans are trying to…

The Useful Idiot: Why We’re Not Done With Trump Yet


America, we got lucky. On the laundry list of things Donald Trump has been terrible at, transforming our country into a fascist autocracy was only the latest. By S. V. Date | Huffington Post | February 28, 2021 The following is excerpted from “The Useful Idiot: How Donald Trump Killed the Republican Party with Racism,…

The Evolution of Trump’s Threat to America


From Russiagate to the insurrection at the Capitol, Trump’s crises followed a clear trajectory. By Quinta Jurecic | The Atlantic | February 18, 2021 In folklore and rhetoric, there’s a concept known as the “rule of three.” A trio of events, characters or ideas, the reasoning goes, is for some reason more engaging to the…