Tag: Donald Trump

Chatter #91 – Tim Elliott on America, the Late Roman Republic, and Populism

Tim Elliott, an ancient historian researching populist politics in the Roman Republic, was my guest on today’s show. We had a really interesting conversation discussing an article he wrote that alludes to comparisons between the late Roman Republic and the current state of US politics, most intriguingly between Donald Trump and Julius Caesar….

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Chatter #79 – Brian Frydenborg on Ukrainegate and the Trump/Russia Connections

Brian Frydenborg, the journalist and author, was my guest on today’s show. He is the author of several books on the Trump/Russia connections, including his most recent book on Ukrainegate, the scandal being pushed by the Trump campaign as an attempt to discredit Joe Biden. Our conversation was a fantastic in-depth look at…

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Distraction Politics Will Dominate This Election

In the modern world our senses are being relentlessly assaulted. Every single app, screen, notification, billboard, and TV show, are fighting for every morsel of your attention. Donald Trump pioneered the real-world application of this technology. His outrageous statements, lies, and scandals, came thick and fast, each one distracting you from the last,…

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US Soft Power Is Waning

President Trump’s isolationist streak that won him many fans on the campaign trail has shone through during his presidency. His opposition to the TPP (Trans Pacific Partnership), constant threats to dismantle and renegotiate NAFTA (North American Free Trade Agreement), threats to start trade wars with Europe and China, and his thrice failed “Muslim…

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The ‘Witch Hunt’ In Numbers

Donald Trump consistently says that there was no collusion between his campaign and Russia and that the Mueller investigation should not have been opened.  So we took a close look at what Trump calls a ‘witch hunt’. Below, we’ve created an infographic of the Trump-Russia ‘witch hunt’ by the numbers.  See below for the sourcing….

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Keep Calm And Carry On: The ‘No Responsibility’ Trend

The most confounding part of the Trump campaign for the media to attempt to understand, was Trump’s ability to brush off crisis after crisis, scandal after scandal. He managed to say and do things that would be considered career suicide for most politicians – including some things you’ve definitely since forgotten about. He…

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