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In the latest episode of Spiked’s weekly radio show, I spoke with Tom Slater, Spiked’s deputy editor, about why Bernie Sanders has failed to make his “revolution” a reality. Tom also speaks with lawyer and social critic Wendy Kaminer about the victim politics of Donald Trump. You can listen to the podcast here.

Articles of note

“Pro-Trump, anti-Mexican messages chalked on California campus as ‘chalkening’ movement spreads,” Washington Post, by Susan Svrluga “Donald Trump and Bernie Sanders are delusional on trade policy,” Daily Beast, by Will Marshall and Ed Gerwin “What’s behind the revolt against global integration?” Washington Post, by Lawrence Summers “A drought of ideas,” The American Interest, by Walter […]

Is the game rigged against Trump and Sanders?

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No, these outsiders aren’t being done in by their parties. Read my spiked article in full here.

After Wisconsin

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The front-runners took it on the chin in last night’s Wisconsin primaries. Ted Cruz beat Donald Trump, 48% to 35%, while Bernie Sanders defeated Hillary Clinton by a similar margin, 57% to 43%. So, what did we learn from these results? Republicans Cruz cruises: Last night’s victory was an impressive one for Cruz, and for […]

Articles of note

“The Obama doctrine,” The Atlantic, by Jeffrey Goldberg “Chaos in the family, chaos in the state: the white working class’s dysfunction,” National Review, by Kevin Williamson “What Donald Trump gets pretty much right, and completely wrong, on China,” New York Times, by Neil Irwin “What happens when Wal-Mart dumps you,” The Daily Beast, by Joel […]

Takeaways from the Ides of March primaries

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The Ides of March primaries won’t be seen as turning points in world history, but they were pretty critical in determining who will be the parties’ 2016 presidential candidates.  Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton won big last night. There were five states in play for both Republicans and Democrats: Florida, Illinois, Missouri, North Carolina and […]

Trump: a monster made by PC

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The elite can’t fight The Donald because it unwittingly created him. Read my spiked article in full here.

Articles of note

“The Republican Party is shattering,” Wall Street Journal, by Peggy Noonan “What are the core differences between Republicans and Democrats?” Marginal Revolution, by Tyler Cowen “Justice Department grants immunity to staffer who set up Clinton email server,” Washington Post, by Adam Goldman “Hillary Clinton, ‘smart power’ and a dictator’s fall,”  and “A new Libya, with […]

From the GOP to the EU: the crumbling of the elites

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In the first episode of spiked’s new, weekly radio show, I spoke with Tom Slater, spiked’s deputy editor, about the rise of Donald Trump and the crumbling of the Republican establishment. Tom also speaks with the Brussels correspondent for The Times (London), Bruno Waterfield, about why a Brexit would strike a blow for self-determination. You can listen […]

The rise of Trump and the fall of the Republican establishment

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The crisis of the GOP is greater than people realize. Read my spiked article in full here.

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