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Why Trump Won Rural America  

Almost a year later, pundits are still struggling to understand why Trump won so handily in rural America. The answer lies in the failure of the political system to address, or even acknowledge, small-town economic struggles.















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Fault Lines  

“He was late for all the same reasons he was late each day, he was running for all the same reasons he ran each day. . .”

A short story.



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Germany: The End of the Mighty SPD?  

Once an anchor of European social democracy, Germany’s Social Democratic Party has suffered its worst loss since 1932. Can it reclaim the mantle of opposition from the far-right AfD?









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