Protestors outside electoral college Mark Makela/Stringer

The American Public Against Trump

Since the US presidential election, many pundits have claimed that it was economic issues that sealed victory for Donald Trump. In fact, judging by Trump’s own statements and his cabinet picks, he’s on the wrong side of almost every one.

PRINCETON – The United States, supposedly the world’s beacon of democracy, is practicing a strange form of it nowadays. One presidential candidate won nearly three million more votes than her opponent, who, with a big assist from a hostile foreign power, was nonetheless declared the winner. Anywhere else on earth, such an event would be called a coup d’état. Here in the US, we call it the Electoral College.