Roundup

This page features brief excerpts of stories published by the mainstream media and, less frequently, blogs, alternative media, and even obviously biased sources. The excerpts are taken directly from the websites cited in each source note. Quotation marks are not used.




  • They Were Bad. He May Be Worse.

    by Sean Wilentz

    The best way to evaluate President Trump's first year in office is to compare him not with the great presidents but with the worst.



  • Corey Robin’s “The Reactionary Mind” helps explain Trumpism

    by Lily Geismer

    The book argues that the right has increasingly come to understand that in order to defend the old regime and preserve the power of elites they have to build alliances with the masses, and practice a form of “upside-down populism.”



  • Trump’s first year: A damage assessment

    by Tom Nichols

    From high-profile firings to contentious remarks, the ups and downs of President Trump's first year on the job garnered him historically low approval ratings.


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    This week's broad sampling of opinion pieces found on the Internet, as selected by the editors of HNN.



  • What a medieval love saga says about modern-day sexual harassment

    by Lisa Bitel

    One famous 12th-century saga involved a young philosopher, Abelard, and his teenage student Héloise. The story has many similarities with news of modern-day aggressors, with one major exception: None of today’s harassers has suffered medieval punishment.



  • Paying for Climate Change

    by Stephen Macekura

    Despite his extreme rhetoric, Trump is merely the latest in a long line of U.S. leaders unwilling to pony up for global environmental accords.