With Iran, Iraq, Saudi Arabia, and Syria, the new president proves neither warmonger nor dove

(Arc Illustration)


The uproar over Disney’s decision to fire the Mandalorian actress highlights some difficult questions

Pedro Pascal and Gina Carano at the premier for The Mandalorian, November 13, 2019 (Jesse Grant/Getty)


The 11 most common defenses and why they’re wrong

Trump impeachment defense attorney Bruce Castor in the U.S. Senate, February 12, 2021 (congress.gov via Getty)


The Democratic Congresswoman’s Instagram video created emotional connections some would rather suppress

Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez at a House Financial Services Committee meeting December 02, 2020 (Pool, Getty)


On the very noticeable and welcome absence of Donald Trump

The sun rises over the Statue of Liberty on January 21, 2021 (Gary Hershorn/Getty)


An open letter to QAnon, “stop the steal,” and other communities involved in the Capitol attack

A QAnon symbol at the U.S. Capitol on January 6, 2021 (Robert Nickelsberg/Getty)


A sad day for America that might inadvertently lead to some good

Trump supporters storm the Capitol building on January 6, 2021 (Evelyn Hockstein/Washington Post via Getty)


You un-American, anti-democracy, lying sack of sh*t

Senator Ted Cruz in a hearing, November 17, 2020 (Hannah McKay-Pool/Getty)


One teenager used a racial slur in a video, another made it go viral, and adults made the whole thing worse

(Wikimedia Commons)


Undermining democratic legitimacy and conning supporters, but not actually affecting results

A Trump supporter in a shirt alleging “fraud” at the “Stop the Steal” rally in Washington, DC, November 14, 2020 (B.A. Van Sise/NurPhoto via Getty)

Nicholas Grossman

Senior Editor at Arc Digital. Poli Sci prof (IR) at U. Illinois. Author of “Drones and Terrorism.” Politics, national security, and occasional nerdery.

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