Richard Cohen of the Washington Post hears the echo of jackboots on cobblestones. New Yorker writer James Surowiecki cautiously likens Donald Trump’s claim that he can “make America great again” to the use of “loss aversion” – a political strategy that has been “instrumental in the success of authoritarian movements around the world.” Carl Danner
Since we wrote about China labor developments some months ago, the picture is not as bleak as it once seemed. All but one of those detained as part of a crackdown on the Panyu Dagongzu Service Center have been released – our speculation is that Han Dongfang’s letter to the People’s Daily, combined with its
The Polling Gods . . . As primary season winds down and we prepare to switch our attention to a new round of general election polls, we must remind ourselves of what Jill Lepore told us back in November – namely, just how faulty a measure of popular sentiment the “science” of polling really is.
Trump Promises Ryan . . . but can’t seem to contain himself. And, Andy Borowitz wrote this before Trump’s bigotry and bullying just came out worse than ever. Jimmy Kimmel has a lot of fun talking to kids about Presidential politics and the idea that a woman could be president. Hillary shows up to