Donald Trump is More Unpopular Than Ever

Pew Research Center has just released a new report on opinions about the Russia investigation and other Trump related horrors.  It’s not surprising that Trump is totally unpopular with Democrats and Independents but he is also losing ground with Republicans especially with moderate Republicans. From February to December 2017 Trump’s support among moderate Republicans has decreased […]

Donald Trump: Authoritarian or just dumb and lazy?

There are many theories on what motivates Donald trump.  One is that he is, in his heart if not in practice, and authoritarian.  There is some evidence to support this theory, specifically his disdain for institutional constraints, his advocacy for violence, and his desire to use the power of his office to persecute his political […]

13 Ways of Understanding Trump

Donald Trump can be hard to figure out.  Because of his newness to politics and his seemingly erratic behavior it’s difficult to understand sometimes what motivates him  (assuming he has motivations aside from just reacting to various stimuli like a human goldfish).  To clear things up a bit I have surveyed the various attempts to […]

Cruelty in Action

According to the New York Times the Trump Administration is planning on setting the cap on refugee admissions into the U.S. at 45,000 for next year.  This, as the article points out, would be the lowest amount of refugees admitted into the U.S. since the United States Refugee Act was passed in 1980 allowing the […]