Post Tagged with: "US Politics"

Trump’s “Muslim Ban”: A Symptom of White Nationalism in US Politics

Trump’s “Muslim Ban”: A Symptom of White Nationalism in US Politics

The democratic challenge of the US in the mediatized world of the 21st century may be to figure out how to govern by problem solving, rather than nation building.

Has the U.S. Become a Single-Party Regime?

Has the U.S. Become a Single-Party Regime?

The U.S. today may increasingly resemble the single-party, single-coalition or dominant party regimes of yesteryear.

The End of Pax Americana or a New Realignment?

The End of Pax Americana or a New Realignment?

The international shift from cooperation to conflict that Trump’s administration has made is based on the continuation of the Obama administration, with opposite means.

Totalitarianism Is Back – Time to Awake!

Totalitarianism Is Back – Time to Awake!

Arendt’s analysis of totalitarianism matches Trump’s politics. Being alert means not to retreat in the hopes and naivety that it won’t be as bad as it looks.

Donald Trump, the Middle East, and American Foreign Policy

Donald Trump, the Middle East, and American Foreign Policy

As they take office, the new US president, Donald Trump, and his national security staff should remember the key lessons learned in the Middle East by their predecessors.

Finger on the Nuclear Button: Gender, Responsibility and Nuclear Custodianship

Finger on the Nuclear Button: Gender, Responsibility and Nuclear Custodianship

Hillary Clinton quite literally turned the tables on Trump – inverting the gender binary that had for centuries kept women from public office

Donald Trump as Trickster Clown

Donald Trump as Trickster Clown

Donald Trump fits the paradigm of a “trickster clown”, taking advantage of people who feel confused or alienated during times of transitions.

Citizens Not Zombies: Rethinking Assumptions about US Religious Voters

Citizens Not Zombies: Rethinking Assumptions about US Religious Voters

The habit of homogenising religious political behaviour only leads to sloppy thinking disconnected from the evidence of how really existing religious citizens act

The Democratic Establishment Feels the Bern

The Democratic Establishment Feels the Bern

Even if Clinton wins the nominations, Sanders has exposed enough chinks in her armour to make a Presidential contest tough for her to win.

Is the Republican Party Doomed?

Is the Republican Party Doomed?

If the Republican Party does not alter its policy positions, particularly on immigration reform and social issues, it risks becoming a minority party for the foreseeable future.

The Importance of Women in the 2012 U.S. Elections

The Importance of Women in the 2012 U.S. Elections

Women candidates did extremely well in the 2012 election. In this era of political dysfunction in Washington, perhaps we can be forgiven for finding a small bit of optimism here.

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