Monthly Archives: March 2016

Trump protests and media exploitation

For the Globe and Mail, I wrote about anti-Trump protests and the potential danger of cable news exploitation as they become increasingly violent. An excerpt: Mr. Trump’s seeming encouragement of riots, along with inflammatory remarks like offering to pay the … Continue reading

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Trumpmenbashi: Central Asian dictatorship and American tabloid spectacle

My first article for The Diplomat is on the parallels between Donald Trump and the leaders of Central Asian authoritarian states: In January, shortly before he began sweeping the primaries after months of hate rhetoric, Trump staged a rallyin which … Continue reading

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Heartbroken in the Heartland

For The Globe and Mail, I wrote about the decline of the Midwest, and the attempts of politicians to court Midwestern voters: Missouri is a purple state – purple, like a bruise. This year, no one cared what Missouri thought. The … Continue reading

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My time in line with the Trump fans

For the Guardian, I wrote about the St. Louis Trump rally, and how easily a line of polite and friendly Trump fans transformed into a violent mob hurling racist slurs: Some fans drove through the night from nearby states, including … Continue reading

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2016 Election: Referendum on Racism

I’ve been a bit slow about updating this website, apologies readers. Here is an article I wrote for the Globe and Mail a week ago about racism in the 2016 elections. More on this to come: It has long been proclaimed … Continue reading

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