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Media Underplayed Trump Support; We Helped

The Times did not fully cover Trump’s supporters because of a broader trend in the media to shift towards profit margins and away from providing universal service.  The Times' actions line up with a recent pattern in media in which providers look for new readers, but only from the same group or types of people who already subscribe to them.

Trump and Our Nihilism

We have beaten our country to the ground and now all we have left is a sadness for all the good that we have lost in pursuit of something novel. When the chants to “make America great again,” fade into memory, we will know the sting of partisanship and the greatness we all have left behind.

The Politics of Anger: You Mad, Donald?

A politics drained of anger would be a politics that could not generate a Pure Food and Drug Act or a National Labor Relations Act or a Civil Rights Act or an Affordable Care Act. And a politics drained of anger would preclude us from continuing to debate whether even such significant legislative interventions are enough to solve the persistent problems they seek to address.  

Musings on the CNN Republican Presidential Debate

It’s the most wonderful time of the year -- for those of us who derive pleasure from the antics of the Republican presidential primaries. This past week, eleven top-polling candidates gathered to vie for both the 2016 nomination and the most convincing embodiment of the retrospectively declared saintly principles of Ronald Reagan, whose presidential library aptly served as the location for the CNN debate.