Trump’s Reckless Response to Russia’s DNC Hacking Demonstrates How Dangerous He Is

As his recklessly ignorant response to Russia’s hacking of the Democratic National Committee’s emails demonstrates anew, Donald Trump is the most dangerous man ever to be this close to America’s presidential power. The fact that the Republican Party offered its nomination to this preening narcissist, this loose-lipped vulgar bully, this ill-informed wannabe caudillo, this cheap card room hustler in an undertaker’s suit is an affront to the memories of Abraham Lincoln and Dwight Eisenhower and an indelible stain on the historic reputations of this generation’s GOP leaders. Every one of them who has endorsed Trump—however reluctantly—stands indicted for putting party and ...

Nationalism and Nativism Not Populism Fuel the Trump and Brexit Insurgencies

What does Brexit have in common with Donald Trump’s instantaneous denunciation of the FBI’s announcement that it found nothing criminal in Hillary Clinton’s handling of State Department emails? Two things: Both are rooted in the notion that, as the presumptive Republican nominee put it, “the system is rigged;” In both instances, that perception is part of a fundamental political realignment in which the old divisions between right and left are blurring into illegibility. We are only beginning to discern some of the implications of such a shift—and none so far are heartening. The continuing chaos that has followed Britain’s vote to bolt the ...

Hillary Clinton Faces Tough Battle Winning Over Young Women

Hillary Clinton’s decisive win in the Nevada caucuses is a critical validation of her candidacy, though it also brought into sharper relief one of her campaign’s unexpectedly vexing problems: A majority of younger Democratic women are passing on the chance to cast their vote for the first female president and, instead, throwing in with the crusty socialist firebrand Bernie Sanders. In the three Democratic contests so far—Iowa, New Hampshire and Nevada—nearly eight out of ten of the women voters under 45 supported Sanders. Nationally, polls show that 64% of the Democratic women under 45 currently back the Vermont senator. In each ...