Roundup



  • Why Trump and Mueller aren't Clinton and Starr

    by Julian Zelizer

    This comparison misses something pretty fundamental. Starr was working under the independent counsel law that Congress passed in 1978. So Clinton couldn't fire him.



  • Was the Founding Generation Right to Worry?

    by Sarah Swedberg

    Americans’ current level of concern about the mental health of the man serving in the White House goes beyond what many of us have seen in our lifetimes, but, like all concerns, this one, too has a history.



  • Summer of Love and Rage

    by Todd Gitlin

    If you were in the ghettoes of Newark, Detroit or scores of other cities that summer, you were not wearing flowers in your hair. Forget about utopia: You were staking out, in action, fury and bitterness.


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    This week's broad sampling of opinion pieces found on the Internet, as selected by the editors of HNN.



  • Trump’s Austerity Politics

    by Kim Phillips-Fein

    How the president’s budget proposal grew out of New York’s financial crisis in the 1970s.



  • The Demolition of U.S. Global Power

    by Alfred W. McCoy

    There's an interesting parallel between Anthony Eden's disastrous tenure and Trump's.  Remember the Suez misadventure? 



  • What would Lincoln think of Trump?

    by Sidney Blumenthal

    In his first political speech Lincoln denounced he emergence of a man driven to power by a fierce desire for “celebrity and fame” who “thirsts and burns for distinction.” Remind you of anyone?



  • Trump’s Russian Laundromat

    by Craig Unger

    How to use Trump Tower and other luxury high-rises to clean dirty money, run an international crime syndicate, and propel a failed real estate developer into the White House.


  • Roundup Top 10!

    This week's broad sampling of opinion pieces found on the Internet, as selected by the editors of HNN.



  • How Did Democrats Become the Party of Elites?

    by Leonard Steinhorn

    In order to win back statehouses and Congress, Democrats must rewrite the political narrative that now has them on the side of the establishment and Republicans on the side of sticking it to the man.