Other Politics

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Rothenberg’s Best & Worst of 2019 Year-End Awards

It’s December, and that means it’s time for another of my “Best & Worst of the Year” columns. And since it has been a pretty awful year, there should be a lot of worsts. As always, I’ll offer a set of nominees for each category. Then I’ll pick my winner. But you...

Would Everyone Please Shut Up for 48 hours?

It’s language I try not to use, but would everyone please shut up for a while? How about two days? That’s not too much to ask, is it? The accusations and finger-pointing are getting out of hand. And tiring. And depressing. And divisive. Maybe the cable TV folks could...

Why Working-class Whites Aren’t Giving Up on Trump

“In some countries working-class groups have proved to be the most nationalistic and jingoistic sector of the population,” wrote the highly esteemed sociologist and political scientist Seymour Martin Lipset — 60 years ago last month. In his seminal article “Democracy...