This spring, Donald Trump added a new phrase to the stock of improvised riffs he throws out at his rallies: “I love my protesters.” And if my Twitter mentions are any indication, there are a lot of people who think they know why: disruptions inside or outside Trump’s events just might help elect him president. But the people using my historical work to make this particular argument need to read it less selectively and more attentively.
Austin (AFP) – Barack Obama made a defiant case Thursday for wielding the presidency’s power to forge change and equality, harnessing the “giant” legacy of Lyndon Johnson to justify his own political creed. Obama said his mere presence, as the first black president, at an event honoring Johnson’s role in passing civil rights legislation outlawing […]
(Bloomberg) — When I worked at a newsmagazine and the editors needed a headline for the cover after some major event, we often hauled out a hardy perennial: “Now for the Hard Part.” President Barack Obama, almost marginalized in Washington this summer by a crafty opposition, is back in the game with a vigorous, sensible […]