If I had more confidence and time I would write something about our modern obsession with sincerity and authenticity. We want it from our burgers and our furniture. We want a narrative that tells us our chest of draws or cheeseburger is more than just a product. It has to have a story, a narrative, … More Sincerity, authenticity and truth in America
I reviewed Bob Woodward’s new book for The Telegraph here. In some ways it is a difficult book to review. The standard Woodward MO is to run through the big decisions, looking at political philosophy to deduce first principles and then going from there – via facts and interest groups – to the outcome, all … More Bob Woodward’s Fear: Trump in the White House
Barack Obama made clear in his final news conference as president that he was ready to intervene if his successor went too far. It took 10 days. Frm Pres @BarackObama is heartened by the level of engagement taking place in communities around the country. pic.twitter.com/X5Fk3xRDEX — Kevin Lewis (@KLewis44) January 30, 2017 It’s a big … More Barack Obama’s first intervention
View this post on Instagram I learned today Senator Chuck Schumer's middle name is Ellis. After his uncle A post shared by Rob Crilly (@rob.crilly) on Jan 29, 2017 at 12:37pm PST Full context: The senator for New York was giving a press conference on Donald Trump’s moves to tighten entry to the US for … More Chuck Schumer’s middle name
So Rex Tillerson, ExxonMobil chief executive, has finally been announced as Donald Trump’s nomination for Secretary of State. It feels a very “Trumpian” pick – a business giant known for his deal making but with no political experience – and he will blend easily into a cabinet of billionaires and generals. The thing I like … More Steve Coll on Rex Tillerson
The Ku Klux Klan rolling into Roxboro, North Carolina, today, showing their support for Donald Trump with Confederate flags pic.twitter.com/xUUitop080 — Rob Crilly (@robcrilly) December 3, 2016 This is small-town America in December 2016. Tinsel Christmas trees and golden stars hang from lampposts along Main Street in downtown Roxboro, North Carolina (population 8,632, according to … More Is this the alt-right?
Two questions to ask about Donald Trump’s run for the White House: Why is he doing it? Why is anyone supporting him? I’ve had a crack at the latter, with a trip to New Hampshire on my other blog here, and Time has the answer to the first: his business and himself… The other reason … More Why is Trump doing it?