Donald Trump

  • John Aloysius Farrell on set

    “Story in the Public Square” May 27, 2017

    With allegations of a cover-up and obstruction of justice circulating in Washington, Americans in 2017 are looking to the presidency of Richard Nixon for precedent and understanding. Our guest, John Farrell, literally wrote the book on Nixon’s life after his own career covering politics in Washington, DC. John Farrell is the author of Richard Nixon: The Life, the best-selling and widely critically acclaimed biography of the 37th president of the … Read More

  • Word Cloud of Trump Russia Tweets

    Donald Trump: Strategic Communicator

    The first four months of the Trump presidency have been characterized by fast-moving news that often feels chaotic.  This week alone, the former Acting Attorney General Sally Yates testified to Congress that she had warned the White House that Michael Flynn, President Donald Trump’s first National Security Advisory, was potentially compromised by Russia.  That same morning, the country learned that former-President Barack Obama warned President-elect Trump about hiring Flynn.  Then, … Read More

  • Trump is Changing America: Picks of the Week

      100 Days that changed America | CNN Trump Wants it Known: Grading 100 Days is ‘Ridiculous’ (but His Were the Best) | The New York Times A President’s First 100 Days Really Do Matter | FiveThirtyEight.com As President Donald Trump reaches the 100th day of his presidency, the media is obsessed with assessing what the real estate tycoon has done. It’s not surprising. In his first 100 days, President … Read More

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    Fear is Corrosive to Freedom: Picks of the Week

    Trump invites victims of illegal immigrant crime as guests for speech to Congress | Washington Times The real goal of Trump’s executive orders: Reduce the number of immigrants in the U.S. | Los Angeles Times Bannon’s reckless pursuit of ethno-nationalist greatness | Washington Post This week’s Picks-of-the-Week are co-authored by two historians, Pell Center Executive Director Jim Ludes and Salve Regina University Provost Scott Zeman. In the November 2016 election, … Read More

  • This is War: Picks of the Week

    The Perfect Weapon: How Russian Cyberpower Invaded the U.S. | The New York Times Trump Falsely Says U.S. Claim of Russian Hacking Came After Election | The New York Times What you need to know about Trump and Russia | Politico The United States has been attacked.  The integrity of our electoral system has been assaulted by a Russian influence operation that, according to media reports of classified briefings, was … Read More

  • Now What? A Discussion of the Election Results

    The election of 2016 will be one for the ages. Pitting a billionaire businessman against the first female candidate nominated for president by a major political party, the campaign has been a wild ride. As the dust settles, join a distinguished panel of scholars and journalists as we try to make sense of the campaign, understand the fissures it revealed in the American body-politic, and look-ahead to the policy and … Read More

  • A Republic, If You’ll Keep It: Picks of the Week

    How Russia Pulled Off the Biggest Election Hack in U.S. History | Esquire Steve Bannon’s Vision for the Trump Coalition After Election Day | The New Yorker Donald Trump’s Contempt for Democracy | The New York Times Hackers Used New Weapons to Disrupt Major Websites Across U.S. | The New York Times The United States is currently the target of a Russian information operation—of this there is no doubt.  From … Read More

  • A series of microphones sitting in front of an American flag

    Debate Watch: Clinton vs. Trump

    Join the Pell Center staff and friends for a spirited discussion and to watch the final debate. We will survey the audience before and after the debate to see how opinions have changed.

  • The Unmet Threat to the American Election: Picks of the Week

    AP-NORC Poll: Half of Trump backers don’t trust vote count | Associated Press How Russia Wants to Undermine the U.S. Election | Time FBI director: Hackers ‘poking around’ voter systems | CNN The evidence of Russia’s efforts to intervene in the American election of 2016 is only mounting.  Members of the U.S. House and Senate have raised the alarm publicly while the Obama administration hedges its bets that the American … Read More

  • American flag with the Republican elephant and the Democratic donkey clashing against one another.

    Debate Watch: Clinton vs. Trump

    Join the Pell Center staff and friends for a spirited discussion and to watch the first debate. We will survey the audience before and after the debate to see how opinions have changed.

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