On his 100th day in office, the light at the end of the tunnel still seems very distant for Donald Trump, who will continue to struggle.
Trump’s aspiration to fundamentally change American politics is separated from reality.
As America and the world grapple with one of the most volatile presidents in history never has the principle of the separation of powers enshrined in the constitution seemed so critical to US democracy.
Trump's decision has shattered the credibility of the political institutions in Washington. The reputation of the political class will reach new low levels, and with it will come an increase in political disenchantment.
The problem he has is that the likelihood of success depends in part on presiding over an effective government.
On April 7, the U.S. used 59 Tomahawk cruise missiles to attack a Syrian government military air base. With such a fierce military strike against the Assad regime, what was Washington’s intention?
Attacking Syria was a victory for establishment Republicans. During his second term, Barack Obama focused American [Read more]
Will reality eventually catch up with Donald Trump?
But America's conservative establishment, particularly in rural and poor states, has done a superb job of convincing the people who most need government's help that asking for it is shameful — it's socialism and it's evil — and that they should effectively vote against their own economic self-interest.