Andrew Jackson a Hero to Trump Supporters

Senator Tom Cotton (R-AR) describes how Donald Trump supporters in his state and elsewhere harken back to the populism of President Andrew Jackson (in a speech that shows far more policy knowledge than your typical Trump speech). The speech is brimming with resentment at Obama's foreign policy and undefined "elites." And yet he takes a... Continue Reading →

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Trump Echoes Demagogues and Would-be Dictators

The rise of Donald Trump to be the Republican front-runner recalls other demagogues in American history:"Pitchfork" Ben Tillman, governor of South Carolina and later senator; Alabama Governor George Wallace, who ran for president in 1964, 1968 and 1972 on a platform of racist backlash to civil rights for African Americans;  Gen. Douglas MacArthur, who contemplated a military... Continue Reading →

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