Farhad Manjoo asks: what could be worse than Trump?

President Tucker Carlson. In today’s New York Times, the “white national economic populist” who is pretty, speaks in complete sentences, and seems to understand policy. Where Trump was a chaotic, undisciplined narcissist, the Carlson who wins in 2024 is a canny political strategist who makes good on Trump’s forgotten promise to embrace anti-corporate economic policies. … More Farhad Manjoo asks: what could be worse than Trump?

More on Elizabeth Warren

At Public Seminar, we are fortunate to have a documentary photographer. Political scientist, activist, attorney and photographer Jo Freeman goes to political events and takes wonderful pictures, which our managing editor, Dara Levendosky, produces. Are you  all, “Wait — that Jo Freeman? `The Tyranny of Structurelessness’  (1970) Jo Freeman?” Yes, the very same. Now, aren’t … More More on Elizabeth Warren

Argentina is having elections too, so…

…check out this smart piece at Public Seminar by the Wilson Center’s Nicolás Saldías, in which he argues that “neoliberalism has become a shorthand whose usage does more harm than good.” Yes. And since  I am the executive editor at this wonderful digital rag, props to New School grad students and Public Seminar editors Guillermina Altomonte … More Argentina is having elections too, so…

If your Mom invented the zipless f*ck…

…you might write for conservative publications too, just to troll her. Molly Jong-Fast, who described herself in 2011 as “a prude in a family of libertines” is writing for The Bulwark, which is now on my mid-day office reading list. Apparently this site is where the digital staff of The Weekly Standard fled: in other words, The … More If your Mom invented the zipless f*ck…

Yes I went to the Elizabeth Warren rally in New York that everyone is talking about…

…and it will kick off my campaign coverage for 2020. Public Seminar has a total of three essays, plus an upcoming photo essay by the incomparable feminist theorist and photojournalist Jo Freeman, that focus on an event that may be a turning point for the Democratic primary season. Or at least, it’s a turning point for the … More Yes I went to the Elizabeth Warren rally in New York that everyone is talking about…