The House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence has done its duty by releasing this memo.
Nationalism gives Trump a way to appeal to the middle-class and working-class majority when its interests diverge from those of those of the GOP’s donor class.
The Republican old guard shows no sign of winning back any of the hearts and minds that have been lost to the populist right.
But don’t be fooled—the future is still heading toward new and harder forms of left and right.
And the rest is just details—which an ambitious prosecutor will be all too happy to fill in.
Jacob Heilbrunn and Daniel McCarthy discuss updates in the Russia investigation and American politics.
The investigation itself could drag on for years, though Mueller does appear to be moving expeditiously.
Evidence that goes far beyond Manafort’s general shadiness will be needed to fulfill the dreams of those who imagine President Trump to be some sort of Manchurian Candidate.
Trump is the effect, more than the cause, of the crisis in American government.
Republicans cannot lean upon a well-balanced and subtle right because such a thing hardly exists in our environment.
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