Charles Blow

02/26/2017 - 12:00pm

    Folks, we have been here before.

    After Ronald Reagan, a celebrity-turned-politician, carried 49 states in his devastating defeat of Walter Mondale in 1984, Democrats were whining and moaning, shuffling their feet and scratching their heads.

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12/16/2016 - 6:00pm

    So, Time magazine, ever in search of buzz, this week named Donald Trump Person of the Year. But they did so with a headline that read, “President of the Divided States of America.”

    The demi-fascist of Fifth Avenue wasn’t flattered...

12/12/2016 - 8:00pm

    Last week when Donald Trump began his so-called Thank You Tour in Cincinnati, he had yet another opportunity to be magnanimous and conciliatory, to step beyond the division and acrimony of his campaign and into the unity and healing necessary to be president of a strained nation.

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12/02/2016 - 1:00pm

    Donald Trump schlepped across town Tuesday to meet with the publisher of The New York Times and some editors, columnists and reporters at the paper.

    As The Times reported, Trump actually seemed to soften some of his positions:

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11/28/2016 - 4:00pm

    This may well be the beginning of the end: the early moments of a historical pivot point, when the slide of the republic into something untoward and unrecognizable still feels like a small collection of poor judgments and reversible decisions, rather than the forward edge of an enormous menace inching...

11/19/2016 - 4:00pm

    As I watched last week as protesters took to the streets in big cities, what struck me was the vast and growing divide between America’s rural and urban populations and their politics and sensibilities.

    One look at county maps of this year...

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