Donald Trump

Trump Strikes the Right Tone

This speech was a marked, welcome improvement in the president’s rhetoric, but that won’t matter if he goes out and undercuts it tomorrow.

Plato on Trump

I’m not a Trump partisan, but it strikes me as not unreasonable to frame the president’s appeal in terms of Platonic thumos, or spiritedness. In…

The Censure Non-Option

A censure resolution might not have had any more support from Republicans in Congress than impeachment and removal has.