In A Bad Day on the Romney Campaign: An Insider's Account, Gabriel Schoenfeld, a senior adviser to the Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney for nearly two years, for the first time speaks out about the internal failures of the 2012 campaign. The book illuminates the chain of errors that ultimately contributed to Romney's defeat. Rich with detail and full of high drama, it will be of interest to anyone who wants to go behind the scenes to gain an inside look at how our political system actually operates, with all of its charms and all of its flaws.
During the Cold War, specialists on Soviet affairs were trained in the art of figuring out who in the Russian leadership was up, who was down, and what it meant. We Kremlinologists — I earned a Ph.D. in the discipline at Harvard in the 1980s — have had some recent practice thanks to the rise of the autocratic Vladimir Putin.
Perhaps President Trump will govern like a genius and manage to fulfill in some measure his campaign pledge to Make America Great Again. Or perhaps our worst fears will be realized and bizarre behavior will become impossible to ignore. If we reach that point, an important question will become: Even if Trump does not commit high crimes or misdemeanors, can he be removed from the presidency?
"What If Trump Loses His Mind?: Gabriel Schoenfeld" is from the January 23, 2017 Opinion section of USA Today. It was written by Gabriel Schoenfeld and narrated by Mark Ashby.
Many Republican politicians are suddenly pressuring Donald Trump to step aside and cede the presidential nomination to his running mate, Mike Pence.
It has been 17 months since Donald Trump descended the golden elevator in Trump Tower to announce, before an assemblage of applauding actors paid $50 apiece, that he would run for the presidency of the United States. His presidency has yet to commence, but his campaign has left a blemish on American history as ugly as any since the Civil War.
"Hillary Hatred Is a Reckless Indulgence: Gabriel Schoenfeld" is from the August 26, 2016 Opinion section of The USA Today. It was written by Gabriel Schoenfeld and narrated by Catherine Edwards.
"A Conservative's Case for Clinton: Gabriel Schoenfeld" is from the August 05, 2016 Opinion section of The USA Today. It was written by Gabriel Schoenfeld and narrated by Catherine Edwards.
"Trump Is a Stability Test for America: Column" is from the June 20, 2016, Opinion section of The USA Today. It was written by Gabriel Schoenfeld and narrated by Mark Ashby.