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A Day Without a Militant Feminist

Suzanne Fields, President Donald Trump has been a boon for angry women. He excites their troops and animates their causes, no matter how diffuse. In turn, they have turned him into a pinata, a uuuuge target for thwacking. With his coarse verbal machismo, he has become a greater-than-lifesize quarry for blaming “the man.” This made

President Trump Is Paying the Price of a Policy Badly Executed

Suzanne Fields, It’s hard to “keep your head when all about you/are losing theirs,” as Rudyard Kipling reminded us in his poem of simple homilies, which every schoolchild once put to memory. It’s all about holding your own counsel, thinking hard, using your brain and keeping your cool when bombarded with the fashions and whims

Telling the Post-Truth With Alternative Facts

Suzanne Fields, When President Trump’s counselor Kellyanne Conway used the phrase “alternative facts” while engaging in a verbal fistfight with Chuck Todd on “Meet the Press,” the hysterics in the media saw the sky falling. (Chicken Little lives.) George Orwell’s “1984” flew off library shelves as millions ran to see what Newspeak and “doublethink” were

The Corruption of the Public Conversation

Suzanne Fields, The political conversation had been deteriorating long before Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump opened their remarkable slanging match. But in the past few weeks the campaign has hit rock bottom in both style and content. The nature in human nature is ultimately revealed in a long, grueling campaign season. Personality becomes dominant in

Trump Ignites White Working-Class Revolution #AmericaFirst

Suzanne Fields,  Everyone’s looking for what Winston Churchill called a pudding with a theme. How did the likes of Donald Trump make it to the forefront of American politics? How did the British break their strong link with the Europeans just across the channel? The common denominators, so we’re told, are “revolution,” “down with the

The Epic Rumble Toward November

Suzanne Fields, Two of the most famous people in the world are running for president of the United States from different directions. Like Mohammed Ali at the height of his fame, Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump could knock on any door almost anywhere in the world and be recognized. They might even be invited in

The Search for Wiggle Room

Suzanne Fields, Only yesterday Hillary Clinton was the beloved feminist destined to break through the glass ceiling over the Oval Office, there to triumphantly reprise the anthem of ferocious estrogen: “I am woman, hear me roar.” Alas, the roar has become a nervous squeak in the wake of her not-so-terrific Tuesday in Indiana. She’s the most famous