What the press won’t tell you about Trump and populism

Summary: Populism's resurgence has, as always, terrified our ruling elites and their servants. Since most journalists don't understand it, Campaign 2016 is a series of surprises to them. This excerpt from Walter Russell Mead's famous essay about Andrew Jackson's populism is a first step to doing so. First, populism is almost as old as the … Continue reading What the press won’t tell you about Trump and populism

Forecasts for the American Expedition to Iraq – the Sequel

Also, Introducing the New Kingmaker in American Politics! What comes next in Iraq? Here are some straight-line extrapolations.  Let's move beyond the obvious good bets: collapse of the current government structure in Iraq, civil war, and continued slow erosion of US popular support. All these were discussed at length in my November 30 Forecasts. What's … Continue reading Forecasts for the American Expedition to Iraq – the Sequel