Old traits — bluster, defiance, implacable self-promotion — that once worked well now threaten to sink a presidency.
Susan Glasser‘Ambition and anxiety both knaw at him constantly...’ — Walter Lippmann on Herbert Hoover as the Great Depression overwhelmed his presidency
Is this Trump’s Hoover moment? From @harrispolitico
Susan GlasserThe Republican Party's Trumpification will be one of the key stories of this era, whenever it ends.
My new piece @newyorker on the sellout, with @sarahlongwell25 as she experiences 'the invasion of the body snatchers'
Barring a drastic change in the race, Bernie Sanders is going to be the presumptive Democratic nominee 11 days from now. Eleven days. Sometimes when I explain this to people I feel like Randy Quaid in Independence Day running around telling everyone...
Susan Glasser.@Timodc lived the Trump 2016 takeover of the GOP. He offers>>> The 5 Lessons from 2016 Democrats Need to Understand If They Want to Stop Bernie
Susan Glasser"So let’s take a look at 2020 and which Democratic figures are on the sidelines: the Obamas, Bill Clinton, Hillary Clinton, Harry Reid, Nancy Pelosi, Kamala Harris, Cory Booker, Beto O’Rourke, Jimmy Carter, and Al Gore."
The acting chief of staff, addressing a crowd of several hundred in England, spoke freely about the impeachment inquiry into President Trump.
Susan GlasserIf I’m reading this right, when Mick Mulvaney disagrees with Trump (or questions his gigantic deficit in front of a large audience), it’s ok. When another government employee does so, s/he is a Clinton-loving Deep Stater...
Susan GlasserIn the history of the Trump Presidency, there will be a before impeachment and an after. It's too late for Bill Barr to complain about the President's tweets. The constraints are gone. The leverage is lost.
My column: newyorker.com/news/letter-fr… via @NewYorker
Donald Trump’s impeachment-trial acquittal makes him the President he always wanted to be: inescapable and utterly unaccountable.
Susan GlasserSo what are we left with? Mitt Romney, alone with his principles, and Donald Trump, acquitted overwhelmingly, the President he always wanted to be: inescapable, all-powerful, and utterly unaccountable.
My final dispatch from the Senate’s faux-trial
Lamar Alexander and the end of Donald Trump’s impeachment trial.
Susan GlasserThanks to Alexander, Trump's stonewall will succeed where Nixon's failed.
My column on how this pillar of the Republican establishment just ended his career by doing an enormous favor for a President who scorns him: newyorker.com/news/letter-fr… via @NewYorker
At the Senate impeachment trial on Wednesday, Donald Trump’s lawyer said that the President can do just about anything he wants.
Susan GlasserAlan Dershowitz sounds pretty defensive this morning. Maybe that's because his argument yesterday was that Donald Trump can do anything he wants.
My column on what it was like in the Senate to hear Dersh argue: L'etat, c'est Trump: newyorker.com/news/letter-fr… via @NewYorker
On Monday, the only words that mattered at Trump’s impeachment trial were two that his lawyer Kenneth Starr never said: John Bolton.
Susan GlasserIt was a bizarre spectacle: the man who brought us the last impeachment of a President lecturing the Senate on the dangerous evils of impeachment. Irony is dead. Very, very dead.
My new column on Ken Starr's cameo in the Senate trial: newyorker.com/news/letter-fr… via @NewYorker