A historian recalls a conversation with the Donald Trump adviser, which may provide a window into Bannon's views on what's next for the U.S. During the 1990s, two amateur historians, Neil Howe and the late William Strauss, developed a new theory of American history in two books. They identified an 80-year cycle in American history, punctuated by great crises that destroyed an old order and created a new one. Stephen Bannon, the former head of Breitbart News who has been appointed Trump’s chief strategist in the White House, is very familiar with Strauss and Howe’s theory of crisis, and has been thinking about how to use it to achieve particular goals for quite a while.
America has elected its own Berlusconi. Now it’s about to repeat Italy’s biggest mistake
In George Lakoff’s book on the 2004 US election,Don’t Think of an Elephant!, he explains how letting your opponents dominate the conversation usually ensures their victory. In other words, if liberals spend the next four years reacting to Trump instead of being proactive and focusing on what they want, they will lose in 2020.
After meeting with pharma lobbyists, Trump drops promise to negotiate drug prices
A lot happened in the 2016 campaign, but one of the things Donald Trump did to win the election was shift to the left on a number of key issues — promising to avoid cuts in Social Security and Medicare benefits and adopting a longstanding Democratic pledge to let Medicare negotiate bulk discounts in the price it pays for prescription drugs.
Trump Fires Acting Attorney General
President Trump fired his acting attorney general on Monday after she defiantly refused to defend his immigration executive order, accusing the Democratic holdover of trying to obstruct his agenda for political reasons. The acting attorney general, Sally Q. Yates, on Monday ordered government lawyers not to defend President Trump’s executive order on immigration in court. The president appointed Dana J. Boente, United States attorney for the Eastern District of Virginia, to serve as acting attorney general until Senator Jeff Sessions of Alabama is confirmed.
Trump Supporters Applaud Immigration Order as a ‘Welcome Change’
While President Trump’s order banning immigration from several Muslim countries led to protests at several American airports, the news was often met with satisfaction and approval in those precincts that Mr. Trump carried in the November election. They say they feel safer and view the airport protests and objections as misguided.
Trump visa plan would restrict foreign founders
President Trump is planning to kill a program that would have encouraged startup company founders to immigrate to the United States, according to a draft executive order viewed by Axios.
Trump defiantly says ‘all is going well’ on immigration order amid chaos, while Obama backs protesters
President Trump continued Monday to adamantly defend his immigration order temporarily banning entry into the United States for citizens of seven Muslim-majority countries and refugees from around the world, despite mounting criticism, legal challenges and questions that stretched from Capitol Hill to the United Nations.
Google co-founder Sergey Brin joins protest against immigration order at San Francisco airport
Sergey Brin, Google co-founder and president of Alphabet, joined protesters at San Francisco International Airport tonight as demonstrators assembled at airports across the country in opposition to…
Iranians stranded by US ban tell of jobs at risk and families in disarray
Some say border guards asked for social network passwords along with other personal information
Trump Silent As Quebec Mosque Terrorist Is White Christian Pro-Trump Fanatic
Canadian police have just identified the lone gunman who attacked a Quebec mosque during prayers last night, killing five praying Muslims and injuring eight. Donald Trump’s Twitter has been uncharacteristically silent since the identity of the gunman was revealed. Hypocrisy, thy name is Donald Trump!