Adele M. Stan, American Prospect

Adele M. Stan

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Recent articles by Adele:

What Did the Vice President Know, and When Did He Know It?

If anyone still buys the notion that Vice President Mike Pence is some kind of a Boy Scout, a spin through the speech delivered on Saturday by President Donald Trump’s biggest fan to a roomful of religious-right activists should disabuse them of that dream: Pence peppered his address with demonstrable lies. If truth were still a thing, I suppose the Pence speech → Read More

Trump and Bannon: Busting Up the World

Each in his own way, the president and his former White House strategist continue their global realignment project, tilting toward Putin. → Read More

‘The Brink’: Inside Steve Bannon’s Plan to Ruin the World

If you ever wondered about the capacity of a broken, pathetic person to fuck up the world, Alison Klayman offers a case study in her documentary The Brink, which turns its lens on Steve Bannon, the former Breitbart News chief executive and sacked chief strategist to President Donald J. Trump. The filmmaker finds Bannon regrouping in the wake of his banishment → Read More

The GOP’s Crocodile Tears for the Victims of Mosque Massacres

Before he vetoed the resolution approved by Congress rebuking his usurpation of the constitutional powers of the legislative branch through his emergency declaration, President Donald J. Trump offered what were intended to be soothing words to those contemplating the horrors of attacks on two New Zealand mosques by a white nationalist.Expressing solidary with the → Read More

Liar, Racist, Cheat: This is Your President, America

Until his arrival at the Conservative Political Action Conference on Saturday, President Donald J. Trump was having a pretty crummy week. Presumably low on sleep, after pulling something of an all-nighter in Hanoi on Wednesday/Thursday to watch his former fixer break some shit before the House Oversight Committee, and then dealing with the jet lag of his return → Read More

Stacey Abrams and Nancy Pelosi Just May Save America

You might call it the revenge of the women. Or America’s best hope for saving the republic. → Read More

Taking Cues From 'Fox & Friends' and Snubbing Hannity, Trump Backs Down on Emergency Declaration

And along the way, he’s managed to divide Fox News hosts and the Freedom Caucus. → Read More

Shutdown Antics Obscure Big Moment in Russia Investigation

Foreign intervention in U.S. election not nearly as interesting as table-slamming petulance. → Read More

The Reality Show President and His Acting Cabinet

In a government of yes-men and sycophants, the lunatic is king. → Read More

Threat Posed by the Right Is Multiplied by a Legacy of Denial

Now under threat themselves, the media are beginning to get it. But will law enforcement follow suit? → Read More

Yes, It Could Happen Here

Right-wing authoritarianism is on the rise around the world—including here. But we’re lulled by the sameness of our everyday lives. → Read More

When Liars Start Telling the Truth: Michael Cohen Puts Trump in Peril

If you think the Trump administration outrageous, just wait until you see what they do next. → Read More

Facebook Anti-Soros Campaign Treated Hate Like Just Another Political Position

Feeding an anti-Semitic trope was payback for critique of company as “menace.” → Read More

Stacey Abrams Could Be Dems’ Best Hope for Winning in 2020

Amid death threats and election chaos, Georgia’s Democratic gubernatorial nominee came close enough to winning that Republicans are getting twitchy. → Read More

The Constitution Is on the Ballot

It’s a tipping-point election—a choice between neo-fascism and representational democracy. → Read More

The Hate at the Heart of Power

The perpetrators may live on society’s fringes, but their call to hate comes from the president of the United States. → Read More

Trump Continues His War on Journalists

Even as Jamal Khashoggi’s likely murder commands headlines, the president is dehumanizing journalists on the campaign trail and priming his base for more assaults on the First Amendment. → Read More

Trump Signals Journalists Are Fair Game

The president’s dismissive attitude toward the disappearance and likely murder of Jamal Khashoggi reflect the corruption at the core of his administration. → Read More

Trump and McConnell Take Gaslighting to New Level in Kavanaugh Confirmation Fight

The use of an anti-Semitic trope to condemn protesters for exercising their First Amendment rights signals a turning point in the authoritarian trajectory of our politics. → Read More

Trump and Kavanaugh: Sexualized Dominance and Executive Power

By scheduling the committee vote on the Supreme Court nominee just after Christine Blasey Ford’s testimony, Republicans show they’ll be listening to her with their fingers in their ears—and that they're ready to confirm a justice with expansive views of executive privilege. → Read More