Michael McQuarrie

Trump and the Revolt of the Rust Belt

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Much has been made of the inaccuracy of exit polls and voting projections amidst Trump’s shocking win this week. Michael McQuarrie argues, however, that to truly appreciate why Donald Trump was elected the 45th President of the United States we must look beyond distortionary exit polling and come to appreciate the thoroughly regional nature of his victory. Only this […]

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    With unions in decline, Trump’s path to the presidency is unlikely to be through the Rust Belt.

With unions in decline, Trump’s path to the presidency is unlikely to be through the Rust Belt.

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In this election, Donald Trump has been drawing a great deal of his support from disaffected white working-class voters. Michael McQuarrie writes that Trump’s strategy of courting this group is not surprising; white workers have been slipping away from the Democratic Party for nearly 50 years. Much of this is down to the decline of unions, which in the […]

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    Blacks have more political power than ever. But they still face a racialized criminal justice system.

Blacks have more political power than ever. But they still face a racialized criminal justice system.

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The victories of the Civil Rights movement in the 1960s have paved the way for African-American elected officials, judges, police officers, and presidents. But fifty years on, why has this political representation translated into few positive policy outcomes for African Americans? Michael McQuarrie writes that the reasons for this are many: persistent racist sentiment, general biases in the American […]

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