David is a professor of History and of Journalism & Media Studies at Rutgers University, New Brunswick, and a frequent commentator in the national news media on contemporary politics and public affairs. He specializes in American political and cultural history. His most recent book, Republic of Spin: An Inside History of the American Presidency (W.W. Norton, 2016) examines the rise of the White House spin machine, from the Progressive Era to the present day, and the debates that Americans have waged over its implications for democracy.
Clearly Biden's honeymoon is over and the Democratic internecine squabbling has taken a toll. How much [of] a toll remains to be seen.11 November 2021
But the investigation is important for more direct, material, and concrete reasons. It is already establishing a fuller and more comprehensive picture of who in Trump's administration and orbit was involved in the planning of the January 6 riot, what they did to bring it about, and what they hoped or expected would happen.11 November 2021