Clive Crook

12/28/2016 - 11:00am

    The big question about President-elect Donald Trump is what happens when things start to go wrong. There's no doubt they will. Every president has to contend with unforeseen setbacks, and for Trump it will be worse. His outlandish and often contradictory promises guarantee he'll have plenty of bad news to explain away or blame on other people...

12/25/2016 - 8:00pm

    The big question about President-elect Donald Trump is what happens when things start to go wrong. There's no doubt they will. Every president has to contend with unforeseen setbacks, and for Trump it will be worse. His outlandish and often contradictory promises guarantee he'll have plenty of...

12/15/2016 - 6:00pm

    Donald Trump isn't short of opposition, but much of it has been strikingly ineffective.

    Not only was impotent criticism a big part of what got him elected, but many of his opponents also appear to be slow learners. That seems likely to bolster...

12/03/2016 - 6:00pm

    Attaching labels to people is all the rage in the U.S. Current favorites include "nationalist" and "globalist." Those designations aren't much use -- and not just because people don't like being labeled. The bigger problem is that the categories aren't mutually exclusive...

11/17/2016 - 10:00am

   President Trump. A handful of syllables still hard to get one's mind around. How on earth did this happen?

    There's no single reason. Any number of factors were involved, and it wouldn't have taken much for things to have turned out...

10/25/2016 - 4:00pm

    If the polls are to be believed, Donald Trump's chances of winning the election have all but vanished. The last television debate is unlikely to have arrested his downward trajectory. One should never say never (think of the Brexit referendum) but the question now, it seems, is what will follow...

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