Michael Tracey

Politics

Why is no one treating Bernie Sanders like the Democratic front-runner?

From a purely electoral standpoint, Sanders stands the best chance against Trump

By Michael Tracey

Middle East

What is the left’s problem with Tulsi Gabbard?

The Hawaiian congresswoman has few friends on her side of the aisle

By Michael Tracey

The green wave: How marijuana is helping Democrats win the Midwest

Odds are good that the 2020 Democratic nominee will be an unabashed marijuana legalization supporter

By Michael Tracey

Science & Tech

Could Amazon have picked two less deserving cities for HQ2?

If the aim was to elevate places that have been ‘left behind,’ NYC and NOVA should have been at the bottom of the list

By Michael Tracey

Politics

How Trump wins the Rust Belt again in 2020

It’s time to ditch the Paul Ryan legislative agenda and play nice with Nancy

By Michael Tracey

Politics

In Michigan, Elissa Slotkin aims squarely for the middle

She is testing the theory of appealing to the mythical moderate suburban Republican

By Michael Tracey

Politics

Kanye West is winning Trump over with flattery. Does that make him a ‘madman’?

Maybe he’ll seem less crazy down the line when federal subsidies arrive for ‘Yeezy ideation centres’

By Michael Tracey

Presidential alerts have heightened our desire to be left alone

President Trump has unchallengeable direct access to our smartphones, and can contact them all at the same time without our consent. Brilliant…

By Michael Tracey

Middle East

Trump’s phony anti-globalism should fool no-one

The President recognises the political utility of pretending he has instituted a hard philosophical break from prior administrations

By Michael Tracey

Politics

Springtime for Woodward

Bob Woodward, in his own peculiar way, has used Trump as a vehicle to solidify establishment maxims

By Michael Tracey

Politics

Andrew Cuomo’s last chance saloon in Buffalo

The New York governor makes a trip out west and tries to talk tough to Trump

By Michael Tracey

Politics

Did John McCain draw the curtain on neoconservatism?

He represented the demise of a vital link with liberals to forge interventionalist coalitions

By Michael Tracey

The rise of the #Resistance GoFundMe grifter

Hey, kid! Wanna get rich quick? Just stand up to the President!

By Michael Tracey

Politics

Admit it – Trump basically maintains the status quo

The Donald is clearly content for the system to remain roughly the same. He just wants to be the one who presides over it.

By Michael Tracey

Russia

Trump betrays the elite sense that the US is always pure and democracy-loving

Welcome to American post-exceptionalism .

By Michael Tracey

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