The First White President The foundation of Donald Trump’s presidency is the negation of Barack Obama’s legacy. This essay is drawn from Ta-Nehisi Coates’s new book, We Were Eight Years in Power.

IT IS INSUFFICIENT TO STATE the obvious of Donald Trump: that he is a white man who would not be president were it not for this fact. With one immediate exception, Trump’s predecessors made their way to high office through the passive power of whiteness—that bloody heirloom which cannot ensure mastery of all events but …

Is ‘Make America Great Again’ Racist? Marissa Melton VOA

Daryl Davis, a black musician who has made a practice of befriending members of the Ku Klux Klan, says he knows exactly what racists hear in the slogan "Make America Great Again." Donald Trump "won the election on one word, one word only. And that word was 'again,' " Davis says. "When was 'again?' " …

Trump is emboldening racists. This will end disastrously. ThisWeek

Drew Angerer/Getty ImagesThe Trump presidency will end poorly. It's been evident from long before he officially announced his campaign that Donald Trump was catastrophically unfit for any government service, let alone the most powerful elected office in the country. The first seven months of his administration have been a cascading series of failures, scandals, and …

Trump is a blowhard – By Fareed Zakaria

How did we get here? Why does it appear that we’re on the brink of a war in Asia, one that could involve nuclear weapons? North Korea has had nuclear-weapons capacity for at least 10 years. Have its recent advances been so dramatic and significant to force the United States to wage a preventive war? No. The crisis …

The Guardian view on Donald Trump: beyond the moral pale | Editorial

In his angry and undignified press conference on Tuesday night, Donald Trump deliberately and shockingly crossed the line that separates the acceptable and the unacceptable in the conduct of an elected democratic leader in a multiracial society. Mr Trump must now face the consequences of this momentous and inexcusable decision. Those consequences should include the …