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Andrew O'Hehir is a senior writer for Salon.
America’s First White President
Posted on: Dec 10, 2016, Source: Salon
What's that, you say? There were 43 other white guys before him? Yeah, OK—but not like this.
Comparisons to Hitler and 1933 Are Not Out of Whack—Something Like That Could Happen Here
Posted on: Nov 26, 2016, Source: Salon
None of us could stop Donald Trump, and comparisons to 1933 no longer seem ludicrous. What do we do now?
The Trump Who Stole Christmas: Win or Lose, Donald Trump Has Ruined Everything
Posted on: Nov 5, 2016, Source: Salon
Maybe Trump did us a solid by ripping open the rotting carcass of democracy, but our national nightmare isn't over.
Donald Trump, Domestic Terrorist: The Man Who Tried to Kill Democracy—And Why We Had It Coming
Posted on: Oct 22, 2016, Source: Salon
Yes, Trump is dangerous, but he's not the real problem.
White Supremacy and Trump Fever: The Toxic Combo That’s Killing People—White People
Posted on: Sep 24, 2016, Source: Salon
Donald Trump is a deadly drug for white folks, promising an endless, self-destructive high. There is a better way.
Snowden vs. 'Snowden': Oliver Stone’s American Hero, and the Real Guy Who Told Us Things We Didn’t Want to Know
Posted on: Sep 17, 2016, Source: Salon
Oliver Stone's movie is a gripping fable of male fall and redemption, but the real Snowden story is much bigger.
The Right's War on College: "Starving the Beast" Exposes the Fight to Destroy America's Great Public Universities
Posted on: Sep 9, 2016, Source: Salon
There was one unifying factor that drove Sanders’ unexpected groundswell of support.
Bad Girls, Big Trouble: The Self-Destructive Young Woman as Feminist Archetype
Posted on: Sep 2, 2016, Source: Salon
How Natasha Lyonne and Morgan Saylor's roles as reckless, selfish, magnetic characters strike a blow for feminism.
The Year of Dark Magical Thinking: Unskewed Reality, Hillary's Health and the Rise of the Racist Alt-Right
Posted on: Aug 28, 2016, Source: Salon
How Karl Rove's 2012 Fox News humiliation unleashed Trump, Breitbart and the demons of the alt-right.
In Search of Christine Chubbuck: The Mystery of TV's First On-Air Suicide
Posted on: Aug 25, 2016, Source: Salon
Documentary meets thriller in a fascinating inquiry into the Sarasota newswoman who shot herself on air in 1974.
Ryan Lochte, Donald Trump and the Steep Decline of American Democracy
Posted on: Aug 21, 2016, Source: Salon
Inspiring lessons of this year’s Olympics? Same as the Trump campaign: Smash stuff, lie and issue a fake apology.
Patty Hearst’s America: What “American Heiress” Gets Wrong (and Right) About an Insane Time and Place
Posted on: Aug 19, 2016, Source: Salon
A new account of the legendary kidnapping makes a gripping read, but the true madness of '70s California gets lost
Trading Places: If the Democrats Are Now a Coastal Elite Party and the GOP Are the Populists, Trump Is Only the Beginning
Posted on: Aug 13, 2016, Source: Salon
Yeah, Hillary will probably win. But unless Democrats can be more than the Whole Foods party, they're doomed.
Trump Is Channeling a Deep-Seated American Urge Toward Self-Destruction
Posted on: Aug 7, 2016, Source: AlterNet
Is Trump sabotaging himself? Wrong question — he's channeling a deep-seated American urge toward self-destruction.
Clinton's DNC Was a Big Win for Normal People, Diversity and Sanity—but We Don't Yet Know How Contagious the GOP Insanity Is
Posted on: Jul 30, 2016, Source: Salon
How will wholesome and snuggly Democrats fare against the dark anger of the white men of Trump?
Bernie's After-Party: Delegates Hope to Take the 'Political Revolution' Back Home
Posted on: Jul 27, 2016, Source: Salon
Sanders delegates walk out—in anger, in celebration and sometimes in costume—vowing to continue the struggle.
After that Diabolical, Masterful Performance, Donald Trump Could Easily End up President
Posted on: Jul 22, 2016, Source: Salon
Seen live, Trump's speech hits 7.5 on the Nuremberg scale, and the nightmare scenario inches closer to reality.
RNC's Bizarre Protest Theater: Cops and Journalists Vastly Outnumber Actual Protesters
Posted on: Jul 20, 2016, Source: Salon
A few right-wing dudes with guns meet a few angry leftists—and a massive press corps desperate for action.
Does the Trumpence Nightmare Coalition Have a Chance? Yeah, Because It's 2016 and Chaos Reigns
Posted on: Jul 17, 2016, Source: Salon
Will Trump's alliance with the worst aspects of GOP orthodoxy finally undo him? Halloween comes early in Cleveland.
Death in Dallas and America's Existential Crisis: Our New 'Civil War' Over the Nature of Reality
Posted on: Jul 10, 2016, Source: Salon
Our broken republic is divided not just by race, culture and ideology, but between competing versions of reality.
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