Partisanship is a dead end

Partisanship is a dead end

Three things I learned while writing a novel about Trump and his politics (Part 1 of 3) It started out as a bit of wishful thinking, and a thought experiment of sorts: What would happen if a political comedian challenged Trump in the presidential race – and did it for...
Trump is just a sideshow

Trump is just a sideshow

Three things I learned while writing a novel about Trump and his politics (Part 2 of 3) The second aspect of Trump and his politics which I came to accept while writing a novel about him, is that the Trump phenomenon is not about Trump – not really. It’s much bigger...
Forget the evil genius thing

Forget the evil genius thing

Three things I learned while writing a novel about Trump and his politics (Part 3 of 3) In the two plus years since I began writing The Contrarian Candidate, it has become increasingly clear through tell all-books and other reporting, that Trump is not the genius he...