Trump came to Washington to tear the government down for parts, and as far as we can tell, he doesn't seem to have anything at all in mind to replace it except turning back the clock to when business took what it wanted and left behind desperate workers, dirty water and polluted air.
Stepping back further, the author says that, properly understood, inequality is not just an "issue," but "the eternal conflict
Elite meritocracy fails working people.
Journalist Thomas Frank has written several books, as well as founded the magazine The Baffler. His newest book, Listen, Liberal: Or, Whatever Happened to the Party of the People? seeks to understand why Democrats have moved away from addressing inequality over the past few decades.
By repeatedly claiming that their opponents are "un-patriotic tools" of "foreigner masters," the Jubilee/GOP succeed/ed in casting their rivals not as people with differing policy positions, but as "un-Godly" and "other" entities voters should be very wary and leery of.
Roberts appeared vulnerable earlier this year after questions were raised about his residency in Kansas, similar to what helped defeat veteran Sen. Richard Lugar two years ago.
Two of next year's Democratic presidential contenders, Gov. Martin O'Malley of my current home state of Maryland and Gov. Andrew Cuomo the state of my youth, New York, both consider themselves progressive. Neither of them, however, can be called "progressive" in the traditional sense of the world.
This election was a clear and unequivocal victory for the populist positions the president took on the campaign trail. Don't believe the hype: This was a great night for progressives, populists and agents of change.
Thomas Frank, of What's The Matter With Kansas? fame, likens himself to Jet Blue flight attendant Steven Slater and puts just about every political institution on blast over his loudspeaker in his last column.
Columnist Thomas Frank is leaving the Wall Street Journal for Harper's Magazine. Frank, who has written for the Wall Street