Will Trump Rule by Decree?

by John Feffer The Republican Party, since its takeover by Reaganauts in the 1980s, has long favored shrinking the federal government to the point at which it can be “drowned in the bathtub,” to use Grover Norquist’s colorful phrase. Tax… Continue Reading  

When Trump’s Push Comes to Shove in Europe

by John Feffer It has become increasingly difficult to distinguish between the reality show of Donald Trump in the Oval Office and the Saturday Night Live parody of the president. Was it Donald Trump — or Alec Baldwin as Donald… Continue Reading  

For Some, 111 Million White Russians Are Dangerously Intoxicating

by Alec Dubro So, what is the story with Donald Trump and Russia? It’s true that he seeks business deals wherever he can find them, and that he may have some financial and other links to the Putin regime. It’s… Continue Reading  

Trump, the Islamic State, and the Cliche of Civilizations

by John Feffer I was listening to a German parliamentarian the other night. She was making some anodyne comments about transatlantic friendship and the importance of culture. And then she veered off to mention the recent attacks in Paris and… Continue Reading