Smart. Sharp. Funny. Fearless.
Monday, February 19, 2018
U.S. Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks at a campaign rally in Sacramento

How Donald Trump’s Doublespeak Really Works—And Is Highly Calculated

One of the obligations of a presidential candidate is to commit to policy solutions. You review a public problem, decide what you will do about it in office, and report in detail how you will address the problem. Instead, Trump practices what one might call “multiple-choice communication.”

June 7, 2016

On Hearing The Real Dr. King

WASHINGTON — We tend to honor the Martin Luther King Jr. we want to honor, not the Martin Luther King Jr. who actually existed. We forget the King who at the time of his ministry was labeled an “extremist,” who explicitly called out “moderates” for urging African-Americans to slow down their march to justice, who […]

August 29, 2011