Peter Beinart

Independent Journalist

Opinion Articles & Editorials Written By Peter Beinart

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03/03/16The Violence to
What will happen to American politics if, as now appears likely, the Republican Party nominates Donald Drumpf? Here’s one bet: It will get more violent. The United States is headed toward a confrontation, the likes of which it has not seen since 1968, between leftist activists, who believe in physical disruption as a means of drawing attention to injustice, and a candidate eager to forcibly put down that disruption in order to make himself look tough. The new culture of physical disruption on the activist left stems part...
11/30/15The Cowardice of the Republican
Give Donald Trump this: He has taught Americans something about the candidates he’s running against. He has exposed many of them as political cowards. In August, after Trump called undocumented Mexican immigrants “rapists” and vowed to build a wall along America’s southern border, Jeb Bush traveled to South Texas to respond. Bush’s wife is Mexican American; he has said he’s “immersed in the immigrant experience”; he has even claimed to be Hispanic himself. Yet he didn’t call Trump’s proposals immoral or bigoted, since th...