Rick Perlstein: The Trouble With Anti-Trump Republicans

Despite their truth-telling about Trump’s offenses and violations, Jeff Flake, Bob Corker, and John McCain still vote with him 90 percent of the time: Rick Perlstein, author of the classic Nixonland, says in this interview that that’s the trouble with anti-Trump Republicans.
Dec.1, 2017
Q&A at, HERE


Trump’s Ghostwriter Says the President Is Now In Survival Mode

Q&A with Tony Schwartz, the author behind The Art of the Deal–he says Trump has always been “100 percent self-absorbed, incapable of interest in other human beings, and completely self-referential. Even 30 years ago, he had an incredibly short attention span. Lying was almost second nature to him; he did it as easily as most of us drink a glass of water.”  But now, as Special Counsel Robert Mueller closes in, he is “moving to a darker place.”
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The Political Roots of Houston’s Flooding

A Q&A with The Nation’s Managing Editor, Roane Carey, who spent the week trapped in Houston — studying the history of 100-year floods, and developers’ fight against local groups seeking limits of development of prairie flood plains.

Trump Without Bannon: The Emptiness at the Center–Amy Wilentz on What Jared Wants

Jon Wiener: We heard for months about the hostility between Steve Bannon and Jared Kushner. Now Jared has won the battle. But why was this battle being fought, in the first place?
Amy Wilentz: There’s an emptiness at the center of Donald Trump.  He doesn’t like policy, doesn’t want to read about policy, doesn’t want to think about policy. What he does is take advice. If you have then two warring factions who disagree on policy and also disagree on final goals, you’re going to have huge problems.
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