For a company like Boeing, President Donald Trump's "America First" policies, which represent a sharp departure for the US, threaten the way the corporation does business. Amazon warns that trade protectionism could hurt business. These are the brands taking concrete political action in defiance of Trump. Josh Marshall on Trumpism and Corporate America: Corporations clearly want to curry favor with the new President, yet they are also extremely wary of being associated with him among consumers. Goldman Sachs economists are starting to worry about President Trump. Wall Street remembers why it was afraid of President Trump.
Michael Greenberg on the new resistance: The first weeks of the Trump administration have felt at times like the onset of a kind of cold civil war. House Democrats look for ways to resist Trump. Funding the resistance: Taking a stand against Trump has material consequences for government workers — here's how we can help. The anti-Trump resistance: Lawyers lead the fight against the White House. Noah Strote on what American liberals can learn from the anti-Nazi resistance: If you divide conservatives, you can build a governing majority — it's worth the cost. How can the art world resist Trump? Probably not very well — contemporary art isn't up to the challenge. A blueprint for resistance to Trump has emerged — here's what it looks like.
Are Democrats having their tea party moment? With the progressive grassroots agitating for change, the Democratic Party is rushing to reinvent itself as an opposition party. A new, liberal tea party is forming — can it last without turning against Democrats? Trump resistance is like the tea party — but with truth on its side.
Who is Stephen Miller, the 31-year-old senior adviser behind Donald Trump's controversial travel ban? Lisa Mascaro on how a liberal Santa Monica high school produced a top Trump advisor and speechwriter. Rosalind S. Helderman on Stephen Miller, a key engineer for Trump's "America first" agenda. Stephen Miller is a "true believer" behind core Trump policies. Glenn Kessler on Stephen Miller's bushels of Pinocchios for false voter-fraud claims. Hello authoritarianism: Trump's chief policy advisor says the president's power "will not be questioned" by the courts. How do you solve a problem like Stephen Miller? This is what undiluted Trumpism tastes like.
Vasilina Orlova (Texas) Selfie in the Interior: Narcissism and Its Cultural Critique. Marine Le Pen: French Jews will have to give up Israeli citizenship. Scott McLemee reviews At Home in Two Countries: The Past and Future of Dual Citizenship by Peter J. Spiro. Trump team didn't put nominees to "sex, drugs and rock 'n' roll" test. Scott Turow on how the Democrats can stop Neil Gorsuch — and why they absolutely must. Ryan Holiday: "I helped create the Milo trolling playbook. You should stop playing right into it". A life in 4,000 books: When Nick Holdstock was asked to catalogue the books left behind in Doris Lessing's home, he found annotations, drawings, dedications — and a few surprises.
When it comes to his contacts with Russia, Michael Flynn has bigger problems than the Logan Act. This is a scandal, a big scandal — Republicans and Democrats should be screaming for investigations and public hearings: If Trump does not fire National security adviser Michael Flynn, then the Putinization of America has taken another big step forward. The spy revolt against Trump begins: Intelligence community pushes back against a White House it considers leaky, untruthful and penetrated by the Kremlin.
Patrick A. Stewart (Arkansas): Micro-Expressions of Fear and Loathing on the 2016 Presidential Campaign Trail: How Brief Expressions of Fear Influence Trait Perceptions of Donald Trump. Sherri Underwood: I voted for Donald Trump, and I already regret it. Trump's supporters should have taken him literally: The president is keeping his extreme promises, and craven Republicans are falling in line — but what happens when reality catches up with Trump's base? The man who saw Trump coming: Why was old-time Clinton hater Bob Tyrrell the first conservative editor to embrace the Donald? Isaac Chotiner interviews Mark Bauerlein, the rare academic who believed — and still believes — we've found the right leader to make America great again.
Donald Nordberg (Bournemouth): Trump, Foucault and Pre-Modern Governance. Trump vexed by challenges, scale of government: The new president's allies say he has been surprised that government can't be run like his business. Donald Trump may provide irrefutable evidence to the country that being rich doesn't mean a person has any great insight into anything other than getting rich. How low can Donald Trump's approval rating go? Leaks suggest Trump's own team is alarmed by his conduct. The 25th Amendment, explained: Andrew Prokop on how a president can be declared unfit to serve. Is Trump floundering, or is Bannon making good on his "revolution"?
Paolo Nicola Barbieri (Gothenburg): When in America, Do As the Americans? Exploring the Heterogenity in Immigrants Unhealthy Assimilation. Destination Boise: Every year, nearly a thousand refugees from Africa, Asia, and the Middle East journey to Idaho to make a new life in America. Brett Heindl (Oneonta): Muslim Immigration and Religious Human Rights. Alex Nowrasteh on Trump's deplorable travel ban: An expensive order that won't work. You're more likely to be killed by your own clothes than by an immigrant terrorist. Why a travel restriction won't stop terrorism at home. Trump in court: If this is what measures aimed at foreigners trigger, imagine what will happen if and when he issues an executive order that infringes on any Americans' rights.
Serin Houston (Mount Holyoke): The Model Migrant and Multiculturalism: Analyzing Neoliberal Logics in US Sanctuary Legislation. The Trump deportation regime has begun: A wave of sweeps signals a new era for undocumented immigrants. Trump's immigration agents nab 40 in NYC area, leaked memo says. ICE raids in Austin: Activists rally after "unprecedented" immigration enforcement actions. Phoenix activists are showing the rest of the country how to fight deportations in the age of Trump.
From the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists, Ellie Geranmayeh on how Europe should act fast to preserve the Iran nuclear deal; Joelien Pretorius: "How I learned to hate the Bomb"; an article on the fierce urgency of nuclear zero; and does the fight over a nuclear weapons ban threaten global stability? Donald Trump wants to change U.S. nuclear policy — most Americans aren't persuaded. Trump's doubts and ignorance on nuclear treaty worry experts: On a call with the Russian president, Trump reportedly had to ask aides what the New START treaty was. Why did Trump pick a fight with Putin over the nuclear weapons treaty? Donald Trump screwed up a big opportunity to avoid nuclear holocaust. Trump, masculinity and nuclear weapons: Alicia Sanders-Zakre on a word of caution for America's new hot-headed leader.