Cliff Leek (Northern Colorado) and Markus Gerke (Giessen): Invisible and Unexamined: The State of Whiteness in Men’s Studies Journals. Terence Burnham (Chapman): Gender, Punishment, and Cooperation: Men Hurt Others to Advance Their Interests. Men can be so hormonal: High levels of testosterone can make them overconfident, even when they’re wrong. This may be the most exhaustive study of manspreading ever conducted. Valerie Dekimpe on creativity, a mating boost for the unattractive male. Monica Lewinsky on Jay-Z, Prince Harry, Brad Pitt, and the new frontiers of male vulnerability. Men don’t want to be nurses — their wives agree. How to raise a feminist son: We raise our girls to fight stereotypes and pursue their dreams, but we don’t do the same for our boys.


Health care a minefield for Republicans; many Trump voters in denial on Russia. How Trump is transforming rural America: In Colorado, the President’s tone has started rubbing off on residents. The psychopathology of the US elections: Leonard Mazzone on why Elias Canetti’s Crowds and Power is relevant today. Revolt of the masses: “Voting for Trump because you sense (often correctly) that the system is in many ways rigged against people like you is the political equivalent of mailing yourself a letter bomb, but at least it makes the liberals mad. And striking back against people who, in your view, dedicate their lives to making you feel bad about yourself is an eminently predictable behavior”. Why Trump’s base of support may be smaller than it seems.

How anti-Clintonism gave birth to Trumpism: Alex Shephard reviews Devil’s Bargain: Steve Bannon, Donald Trump, and the Storming of the Presidency by Joshua Green (and more and more).


John M. Carey (Dartmouth): Who Believes in Conspiracy Theories in Venezuela? What happens when you run away to join ISIS, then want to come home. This man used his inherited fortune to fund the Racist Right: William Regnery spent almost 20 years funding the Racist Right — it finally paid off. Mitch McConnell is breaking the Senate: Will the majority leader’s desire to win lead him to wreck the institution he says he loves? Trumpcare is the worst-designed social policy in history. The Democrats are re-learning populism. Steven Salaita, whose revoked job offer inflamed higher ed, says he’s leaving academe. Get thee to a city of ladies: Community is now a wet dream or a four-letter word, but somebody has to build it.

In Senate, giving lawmakers plenty of recovery time is an unwritten courtesy — that often doesn’t extend to the real working world where employees are forced to file for medical disability or take unpaid leave. “Flying in to vote to deny more than 20 million people the healthcare he’s currently benefiting from to pay for an upper-class tax cut will be the ultimate culmination of a disgraceful political career, and the countless pundits and reporters who bought his act feel for a ludicrously obvious con”.


Six months in, is Trump’s America living up to liberals’ worst fears? Now that we are well into the second hundred days of the Trump presidency, what are we dealing with, exactly? Margaret Hartmann on what President Trump actually accomplished in his first 6 months. Trump is wasting time we desperately need to solve major problems. The trolling presidency: How voters’ fear of the opposing party enables Trump’s bizarre behavior. Looking for normalcy in Washington? Don’t look to Trump and his White House. Trump’s sensitivity to being laughed at should alarm everyone. George Yancy interviews Noam Chomsky on Trump and the state of the union.

Welcome to the new Trumpism: The president’s “America First” agenda is in tatters — but now he’s damaging the country in different, perhaps even more permanent ways. Reflections on the current crisis: A few thoughts about some of the deep problems that have gotten us into this state of affairs — the occupation of the Oval Office by Donald Trump, an authoritarian kleptocrat. Carlos Lozada on Samuel Huntington, a prophet for the Trump era.

Is Trump trying to force Jeff Sessions out so a new AG can squelch the Russia investigation? The real reason Jeff Sessions is putting up with Trump’s crap. Jack Goldsmith on loyalty and principle in the Trump White House. Donald Trump is loyal only to himself: The president will betray his political allies without a thought — Jeff Sessions and Sean Spicer learned that the hard way.

Republicans are in full control of government — but losing control of their party. Could Republicans in Congress actually turn against Trump? This presidency can’t be saved — it’s all downhill from here. 2018 may become the most important election in American history.


Donald Trump and the coming fall of American empire: Jeremy Scahill interviews Alfred McCoy, author of In the Shadows of the American Century: The Rise and Decline of US Global Power. The world is already reeling from the consequences of Trump’s ineptitude. Trump at odds with his national security team over pro-Russia moves. Trump’s national security team wants a stepped-up fight in Afghanistan; there’s just one problem — a president who doesn’t want to be there. Trump’s “Axis of Adults” is breaking apart: If you thought grownups like Mattis, McMaster and Tillerson were secretly running the administration, think again.

The man McMaster couldn’t fire: Thirty-one-year-old Ezra Cohen-Watnick holds the intelligence portfolio on the National Security Council — but almost everything about him is a mystery.

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