Author: Dan Nexon

Dan Nexon is a Professor of Government and Foreign Service at Georgetown University. You can read all about the gory details of his academic work at his personal site: http://www.dhnexon.net/
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U.S. liberal democracy is in the worst shape it’s been in decades, possibly since at least the Nixon years if not since the start of the Second Reconstruction. The corrupt, authoritarian demagogue who – thanks to our archaic electoral system – barely lost the presidency in November remains the most powerful force in the GOP. […]
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But you wouldn’t know that if you listened to the GOP, which can’t decide whether “transportation” only includes things that cars go vroom on or extends all the way to mass transit. Whichever. It certainly doesn’t include energy generation and distribution, plumbing, telecommunications, the medical system, or public buildings. Also, it’s “The American Jobs Plan” […]
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The vast majority of Republican Senators are about to demonstrate, yet again, that they are authoritarians, cowards, or both. So I think it’s a good time to share Mark Graber’s reminder that the grounds for Trump’s conviction do not depend on criminal incitement. The extent to which impeachment risks being overlegalized can be assessed by […]
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I’m sure there are non-MAGA analysts who think that the United States can just move on from the Trump Administration, but I haven’t come across any in the wild. Most recognize that Trump’s toxic blend of narcissism, ignorance, and personal corruption damaged U.S. domestic politics in ways that will haunt the country for years to […]
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