Author Archives: Charles F. McElwee III
Frank Rizzo became a Philadelphia political icon by using populist rhetoric to rally disenchanted working-class Democrats.
They entered an economy ravaged by their parents. Now they must regroup, persist, and somehow prevail.
The president convinced them to vote Republican without turning them into Republicans.
The children of the ’80s can still save us from our technology-obsessed and social media-addled future.
New data suggest these high income earners are living paycheck to paycheck, have fewer assets, and can’t retire.
The author of Friday Night Lights also profiled the death and life of American cities.
Fifty years later, we have yet to fully digest the emotional and cultural consequences of Kennedy’s assassination.
New anthology challenges us to resist the urge to make of this place ‘a talking point, or a polling data set.’
Voters in Tuesday’s special election were shaped by these nearly forgotten figures.
‘End of Outrage’ tells the story of the immigrants from Donegal who still inhabit modern-day Trump Country.
Donald Trump’s election shows this political courtship is real. But it will only continue if Republicans respond in kind.
Benjamin Franklin Parkway was supposed to make Philly more like Paris. But it came of age with the automobile.
“Loudmouth” provocateur created the populist talk show format—then lost it.
If the late senator-scholar were alive, he would see his most acute societal warnings confirmed.
After decades of Democratic fealty, JFK’s “tribal benediction” went Trump.
To survive, smaller cities need economic and cultural capital.
The forgotten author reminds us that frustration with the establishment is a long American tradition.
What the Rabbit novels teach us about our populist moment
from The American Conservative