It’s Morning in America

Donald Trump’s shocking win last Tuesday was a seismic blow to the American political establishment of the past eight years. His victory completely gutted the mainstream polling industry, shattered the expectations of nearly every political pundit, and signified the largest juxtaposition between any two administrations in the modern era. For conservatives, Trump’s electoral landslide victory represents a chance to begin anew after enduring eight stormy years of the most liberal administration in contemporary times. A conservative administration, supplemented by Republican majorities in both the House of Representatives and the Senate…

Resurgence of Populism in the 2016 Election

2016 is panning out to be an historic presidential election on a number of fronts. Candidates from both major parties have ridden the coattails of the anti-establishment fervor that has often reared its ugly head throughout the Obama presidency. Though today’s political turmoil was bound to impact the 2016 campaign season, the rise of Donald Trump and Bernie Sanders as formidable candidates within their respective parties demonstrates just how pervasive such resentment is. Trump and Sanders have capitalized on more than just their labels as “political outsiders,” something that helped…