Author Archives: Scott McConnell

About Scott McConnell

Scott McConnell is a founding editor of TAC

The Trump Era’s Promise

Americans are setting off into uncharted territory. We needed to do that.

Rise of the Alt-Right

White nationalism is still marginal—but anti-globalism isn’t.

Hillary Covers Her Bases

She tried to steal trade skeptics from Trump, but has little room to move on immigration and crime.

Trump Returns to Court Politics

Who will have the king’s ear on foreign policy?

An Uneasy Alliance With the GOP

Inside the convention, there is both Trump enthusiasm and mere acceptance. Outside, there is only anger.

A Convention Like Every Other?

Despite high security and the threat of disruption, Monday mostly displayed normalcy.

Why Trump Wins

He knows border wars have replaced culture wars.

Donald Trump, Presumptive Nominee

Voters long frustrated by establishment positions on trade and immigration found their voice.

Why Kasich Flopped

He has no one to blame but himself for his failure to snap up foreign-policy moderates.

Should Donald Trump Have First Amendment Rights?

The GOP frontrunner has flaws, but his supporters should not be denied the opportunity to hold a peaceful rally.

What President Trump’s Foreign-Policy Team Might Look Like

Forget the neocons—make America great again by putting the national interest first.

The Trump Realignment

If Rubio’s attacks on the Donald aren’t successful, will neoconservatives leave the GOP for Hillary Clinton?

Trump, Christie and the Revival of GOP Moderates

The New Jersey governor’s endorsement signals that the billionaire’s politics may not be as radical as some have assumed.

Kasich and the Missing Foreign Policy Debate

Why is the GOP rushing to consolidate around the return of George W. Bush’s first term?

Kasich Earns His Ticket

He’s the least hawkish establishment candidate left. But can he beat Jeb and Rubio again?

Sanders and Trump in Very Late Capitalism

Both campaigns are criticizing the same thing, in divergent but essentially parallel ways.

Pop Goes the Marco Bubble

The establishment was ready to rally around Rubio, but the final New Hampshire debate exposed his weaknesses.

Who Will Survive New Hampshire?

Trump still draws large crowds, but more voters should have a chance to see Christie and Kasich.

Trump Still Alive After Iowa

Like the global elite he disdains, his appeal isn’t going away.

Jeb Won’t Challenge Rubio

Bush has lost the energy to take out his protege, as well as any pretense of foreign-policy realism.

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