There is one area where the Trump presidency has already been more successful than any in living memory: exposing the weaknesses of the American constitutional order.
Donald Trump may have executed a hostile takeover of the Republican party, but the GOP has been laying the groundwork for decades.
The Left’s Gift to Nixon.
1968 is often remembered as a time when protest galvanized the left. But it was also the year that Richard Nixon won the White House — which Republicans would control for most of the next two decades.
The claim of "resistance" inside the White House offers the possibility of government by Trump appointees who prefer to keep their positions rather than publicly denounce a man they disapprove of.
Trump's former personal lawyer broke two laws that control political spending, both passed after major election scandals. President Roosevelt survived his campaign's misdeeds. Nixon did not.
Republicans in Congress today are different than GOP figures who challenged President Nixon during Watergate. GOP leaders now stand in contrast to those who once chose country over loyalty to one man.
After two years of turmoil at the EPA in the 1980s, President Reagan hit the reset button, choosing a Republican who supported environmental protection to head the agency.
Donald Trump's obsession with trade deficits, and his subsequent wielding of the tariff big guns, is the absolute wrong approach for the U.S. economy.
Evangelicals overwhelmingly support Donald Trump. Decades ago their allegiance to Nixon was just as strong.
"What's Going On" remains relevant today. Even now its plaintive lyrics speak eloquently about a post-9/11 world that's upside down.
U.S. President Donald Trump has exempted Canada, for now, from hefty tariffs on steel. An increase in defence spending would likely stand Canada in greater stead with the president.
The FBI has long fed Congress secret intel. Trump and Nunes' fight to release classified information may turn this dynamic on its head.
Public apologies are a type of performance before a larger audience, and they are to be understood in terms that are different from a private apology.
Unlike most politicians, Donald Trump's thoughts are laid bare via his Twitter feed. His State of the Union promise of a "new American moment" shows his intention to reinvent traditional politics.
What if impeaching the president meant the White House would switch parties? It was an ethical question Democrats faced in the 1970s.
"The Magnificent Seven" was a slice of daily life, a class struggle song framed by the sound of funk and the emergent hip-hop in New York.
Historians, commentators and thinkers have written endless books on how the US presidency works. None of them applies to the incumbent, Donald Trump.
Musicians were able to connect with confused, scared and angry Americans – including those who supported the war – in a way actors, broadcasters and writers could not.
Trump's promises to Native America have not always been the norm for US presidents. But Richard Nixon had a better record than most.
Knott's Berry Farm and others romanticize the state's past and influence visitors’ sense of history. But their ideology reflects mid-20th-century political conservatism more than settlers' reality.