Political Parties and Political Messes in Britain and America

by Paul R. Pillar Donald Trump Jr. has taken to the op-ed pages to lecture the British about how they should have taken his father’s “advice” on handling the Brexit issue. A more instructive cross-Atlantic comparison would examine how the… Continue Reading  

Our Global Repressive Political Future

by Graham E. Fuller As one looks out over the global scene, the outlook for democratic societies appears increasingly dismal. (I’ll avoid a complex discussion here about definitions of “democratic,” simply to note the broad spectrum of democracies that exist,… Continue Reading  

On Banana Republics

by Gordon Adams In the presidential campaign of 1992, then-candidate Bill Clinton thought it helpful to enlist retired military officers to “validate” his defense views. Given the false but widespread view at the time that Democrats were “weak on defense,”… Continue Reading  

Trump, Racism, and the Elections

by John Feffer In the week before the mid-term elections, Donald Trump returned to his bread-and-butter issue: immigration. He knows that the only thing that will turn out his base, and possibly swing some independents over to his side, is… Continue Reading  

Why Georgia’s Presidential Election Is a Voter Turnoff

by Vera Gogokhia This weekend, Georgians should be lining up to vote for president. But many, especially young people, will not vote at all. The campaign has been a lesson in how to discourage a once-engaged citizenry. It has revealed… Continue Reading