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  • Dark Essays By White House Staffer Are the Intellectual Source Code of Trumpism

    The Intercept
    February 12, 2017

    Let’s say you are a top official on the National Security Council and Donald Trump requests a memo explaining the purpose of his chaotic presidency. What are the odds you would draft a 4,000-word essay arguing that America is like a doomed aircraft that’s been hijacked by terrorists in which Trump has ...

  • What Slobodan Milosevic Taught Me About Donald Trump

    The Intercept
    February 7, 2017

    During his inaugural address, Donald Trump deployed rhetoric that was familiar to anyone who spent time in the Balkans in the 1990s. “You will never be ignored again,” Trump thundered, with Congress as his backdrop. He expanded on the idea a few days later, during a visit to the Department of Homeland ...

  • In Just 10 Days, President Trump Has Split the Government Into Warring Factions

    The Intercept
    January 31, 2017

    War has broken out, not on foreign territory or on our streets, but in the offices and hallways of the departments and agencies that create and execute the laws, policies, and regulations of the United States. Its sights and sounds are those of a bureaucracy in crisis: drafts of a dissent cable ...

  • Should Officials Resign When the Government Goes Crazy?

    The Intercept
    January 29, 2017

    You are a dedicated civil servant and you have loyally performed your job for years, but suddenly you are confronted with tasks and policies that horrify you. Should you carry on, or should you quit?

    This unusual question is presenting itself with urgent regularity as President Trump tries to overturn a wide array ...

  • Obama’s Gift to Trump: A Policy of Cracking Down on Journalists and Their Sources

    The Intercept
    April 6, 2016

    ONE OF THE intellectual gargoyles that has crawled out of Donald Trump’s brain is the idea that we should “open up” libel laws to make it easier to punish the media for negative or unfair stories. Trump also wants top officials to sign nondisclosure agreements, so they never write memoirs that upset ...