Tag Archives: Trump

Graham Dodds and Executive Orders

During the early days of his presidency, Donald Trump has frequently taken to the Executive Order, why is unilateral presidential directives so contested? What is the history of the Executive Order, what are the risks of presidential directives, and how … Continue reading

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Benjamin Waterhouse and Business Interests

The 2016 presidential election became a fight over business interests, lobbying, deindustrialization, and decades old free trade agreements. How does Donald Trump, the Fifth Avenue populist, fit into a longer history of business interests in the United States, and how … Continue reading

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Hans Noel and the Parties

In the Democratic primary, the party decided on Hillary Clinton. Among the Republicans, however, Donald Trump captured the nomination from a party splintered among factions. How did this come to be, and how will Trump change the Republican Party? For … Continue reading

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Tim Groeling and Media Coverage

Donald Trump seems to dominate media coverage of the 2016 election, ¬†does the media give him a disproportionate amount of attention? Did Bernie Sanders suffer from lack of media attention? How did the different networks cover the candidates? For the … Continue reading

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Brian Rosenwald and Conservative Media

With Stephen Bannon of Breitbart joining the Trump campaign, the links between conservative media and politics is strikingly evident. Where did the conservative media establishment emerge from? How important has the conservative media been for conservative politics and the Republican … Continue reading

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Kathryn Cramer Brownell and Showbiz Politics

When and how did Hollywood become a political powerhouse in the United States? How did John F. Kennedy sell himself as a star to the American people? Why was Richard Nixon so preoccupied with his television image? And how does … Continue reading

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Heather Cox Richardson and the Republican Party

How did the “Party of Lincoln” morph into the party of Nixon’s Southern Strategy? How did the New Deal affect the Republican Party? Is Jeb Bush too moderate for the GOP? And how can we understand Donald Trump’s lead among … Continue reading

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