A Fundamental Recognition

America is strongest when we engage with the world. When I was born, the United States was still recovering from the Great Depression and World War II. These tragedies cost …

Not Fade Away: A Speech Analysis

Editor’s Note: Rather than reproducing Former President Trump’s Sunday CPAC speech (see transcript here)—we’re running this “Rhetorical Recap” analysis by our resident speech analyst Michael Cornfield, associate professor of political …

Responsible, but not impeachable

Jan. 6th was a disgrace. American citizens attacked their own government. They used terrorism to try to stop a specific piece of democratic business they did not like. Fellow Americans …

“Good Intentions”

About 40 years ago, I found myself sitting in a coffee shop, waiting to have a conversation with one of my students. We’d just finished a semester at the University …