David Michael Green

David Michael Green is a professor of political science at Hofstra University in New York.

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Sunday, June 26, 2016 - 9:45am
How The West Was Lost and Other Joys of Greedy Sociopathy
So Britain is out. Woo-hoo! Doesn’t that feel good? Well, in fact, for some folks it does. In particular, if you’re an unempowered bloke, lacking much personal sense of agency, and you’ve watched your world get whittled down bit by bit over the last several decades, the sense of doing something,...
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Tuesday, February 16, 2016 - 10:45am
The Loser’s Way (or What Do You Do When Your Politics Suck?)
What do you do if you’re a freakin’ loser? Oops, sorry – I don’t mean you. I mean ‘you’ as in your ideas and your party. And, actually, I probably don’t mean ‘your ideas’ and ‘your party’ for most people reading these words. So let me rephrase. What do you do if you’re a regressive Republican, and...
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Friday, October 30, 2015 - 10:30am
Thank You, Donald?
Call me a jerk if you want to (you won’t be the first), but I kinda like it when bad things happen to bad people. I especially appreciate it when greedy plutocrats who run over the weakest of us to in order to make themselves even richer and more powerful get handed their lunch. Sadly, mine is a...
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Friday, August 28, 2015 - 7:30am
You Break It, You Own It (Or, What The Hell Did You Think Would Happen?)
Doesn’t your heart just break for the grandees of the Republican Party? They’ve had the shit kicked out of them in presidential election after presidential election, and the forecast trends in national demographics suggest that, looking forward, these last decades will be seen as the GOP’s grand...
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Wednesday, July 1, 2015 - 9:30am
History Interrupted: Welcome to the 1970s
They say that if you can remember Woodstock, you weren’t actually there. It is therefore with some trepidation that I invite readers to cast their minds back to America, circa 1970. No point in waxing Pollyannish about it. Vietnam was still raging, along with Cambodia and Laos. The Cold War was in...
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Wednesday, May 27, 2015 - 6:15am
The Arc of the Moral Universe... Is Twisted
Barack Obama is in the habit of borrowing from Martin Luther King to remind us that the arc of the moral universe is long, but it bends toward justice. Funny, I was just wondering about that last week myself. Not because Obama has restated the premise, of course. From Arctic drilling, to...
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Tuesday, July 10, 2012 - 7:38am
The Constitution Is Just Parchment, Get Over It
Last week America engaged in one of its perennial paroxysms of constitutional cogitation – this time over the Obama health care bill – with (mostly) predictable results.
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Saturday, June 9, 2012 - 8:52am
Broken Shards of My Heart: The US in Decline
I could tell you that my heart was broken by what happened in Wisconsin this week, but in truth that’s not quite accurate.
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Monday, April 2, 2012 - 1:07pm
A Very Sick Country
So. It looks now like the regressive majority on the Supreme Court is poised to overturn Barack Obama’s signature legislative achievement, his health care bill. That is so fitting.
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Tuesday, January 17, 2012 - 8:05am
Geriatric Obfuscating Pathology: Is The GOP Self-Destructing?
I took a busload of students to New Hampshire last week to observe the Republican primary campaign process up close and personal. Alright, alright, I know what you must be thinking: “Damn, Green, you sure must be a dedicated professor to do that!” As it happens, you’d be partly right and partly wrong. In fact, the students are great, the trip is fun and a little unpredictable in nice way, and there really still is a wee bit of genuine candidate accountability remaining in the New Hampshire retail politics process.
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