Monthly Archives: July 2016

New York Post goes too far in posting nude photos of Mrs. Trump

I’ve made no secret on this blog that I think Donald Trump would be an awful president. I think many of his policies are reckless. I think he’s a dangerous and perhaps unhinged man. But today I’m defending him and … Continue reading

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Ghazala Khan cuts Donald Trump down to size

She wrote a must-read op-ed in the Washington Post. Donald Trump has asked why I did not speak at the Democratic convention. He said he would like to hear from me. Here is my answer to Donald Trump: Because without … Continue reading

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Houston Chronicle endorses Hillary Clinton for president…in July

The Houston Chronicle endorsing a president in July is only part of the story. It has supported a Democratic candidate only once (Barack Obama, 2008) since 1964. Any one of Trump’s less-than-sterling qualities – his erratic temperament, his dodgy business … Continue reading

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Russia trying to influence the U.S. presidential election? That could be a bunch of bolshoi.

The Kennan Institute at the Wilson Center reminds us that there remains no firm evidence suggesting Russia is trying to influence the U.S. presidential election. Moreover, it might not be in Russia’s interests to try. What is harder to believe … Continue reading

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If you think the college lecture is bad…

…well, maybe you’d better re-think that idea. The Atlantic has the details. Today, the shape of the lecture is evolving, due in part due to decades of research showing that students tune out after around 15 minutes. (No longer than 45 … Continue reading

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What’s wrong with this statement? The Democrats get tough with Russia and the Republicans shy away from controversy

My latest contribution to Russia Direct, in which I examine the two national conventions and what they might tell us about a Clinton or Trump presidency and relations with Russia. Trump has left himself wide open for attack. He’s offered … Continue reading

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Like the Cold War, The Podcast Profs are back

Our super-sized post-conventions, Russia-investigating, email-hacking, candidate-questioning podcast. You know you want to listen. So do it.

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