D.D. Guttenplan

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D.D. Guttenplan is editor of The Nation.

RNC Delegate for Trump

Is Trump’s Style of Politics the New Normal for the GOP? Is Trump’s Style of Politics the New Normal for the GOP?

Trump’s policies are repellent, but the real danger comes from the acceptance of menace and ridicule as substitutes for political debate.

Jul 27, 2016 / Editorial / D.D. Guttenplan

Mothers of the Movement

Why We Need to Listen to the Mothers of the Movement Why We Need to Listen to the Mothers of the Movement

Both parties use grief to sell their messages. But not all uses of emotion in politics are the same.

Jul 27, 2016 / D.D. Guttenplan

Bernie Sanders

Bernie Sanders Just Showed Us What a Mensch Looks Like Bernie Sanders Just Showed Us What a Mensch Looks Like

Only the charisma-free, 74-year-old, Brooklyn-born Jewish socialist from Vermont could bring the political revolution this far.

Jul 26, 2016 / D.D. Guttenplan

Republican man shouts during RNC

The RNC Is a Disaster—So Why Can’t I Sleep at Night? The RNC Is a Disaster—So Why Can’t I Sleep at Night?

A book on Hitler’s mass appeal explains why we can’t underestimate Trump.

Jul 21, 2016 / D.D. Guttenplan

The RNC Stays Focused on Bashing Clinton

The RNC Stays Focused on Bashing Clinton The RNC Stays Focused on Bashing Clinton

Trump’s children are the only convention speakers articulating a positive case for the Republican nominee.

Jul 20, 2016 / D.D. Guttenplan

The First Night of the RNC Was a Cynical Exploitation of Grief

The First Night of the RNC Was a Cynical Exploitation of Grief The First Night of the RNC Was a Cynical Exploitation of Grief

The Republican Party has reached a new low. 

Jul 19, 2016 / D.D. Guttenplan

John Chilcot Iraq Inquiry

The UK Issues a Devastating Critique of Tony Blair’s Support for the Iraq War The UK Issues a Devastating Critique of Tony Blair’s Support for the Iraq War

The findings are damning enough to ensure that Tony Blair will remain a political pariah for the rest of his life.

Jul 7, 2016 / D.D. Guttenplan

Hillary and Bernie Split Screen

When Should Bernie Sanders Endorse Hillary Clinton? Not Yet When Should Bernie Sanders Endorse Hillary Clinton? Not Yet

Sanders is extracting meaningful and necessary concessions from the party establishment.

Jul 6, 2016 / D.D. Guttenplan

London at dawn

Britain Is in Danger of Becoming a Zombie State Britain Is in Danger of Becoming a Zombie State

There is one path back from the abyss—but it’s a narrow one.

Jun 29, 2016 / Editorial / D.D. Guttenplan

Disgust With Elites and Fear of Others Drove the Brexit Vote

Disgust With Elites and Fear of Others Drove the Brexit Vote Disgust With Elites and Fear of Others Drove the Brexit Vote

I landed this morning in London, the capital of a nation that voted to turn its back on its neighbors.

Jun 24, 2016 / D.D. Guttenplan

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