Mary Angela Ricotta
Beto O’Rourke has style. He skateboards, jams with Willie Nelson, drops the f-bomb, and chats with Ellen and Stephen Colbert. One viral video shows O’Rourke waiting in the drive-thru line of Whataburger, a Texas staple, while playing the air drums to The Who’s “Baba O’Riley.”
In psychiatry, an identity crisis is a confusion or uncertainty over one’s own sense of identity. In Identity Crisis, the latest post mortem on the 2016 presidential election, the authors depict the psyche of Trump’s base as anything but uncertain or confused.
With ISIS apparently eradicated from Iraq and only marginally present in Syria, the Trump administration is now increasingly using U.S. hard-power to counter Iran’s regional ambitions, the beginning of a fundamentally new mission in contrast to the counter-terrorism operations still targeting ISIS militants.
By Michael Wakin
On a sweaty Ohio night in late July, the Democratic congressional candidate, Ken Harbaugh, entered the Rough Trucks course at the Knox County Fair behind the wheel of a beat-up Chevrolet Silverado spray painted with “Ken Harbaugh 4 Congress.”
By Adam Aluzri
As the international system of nation-states continues to retreat into isolationism amidst waves of anti-globalization sentiment, it is becoming clear that diplomatic outreach no longer carries the same weight it once did. Nowhere is this more visible than in US-China relations.