How Dostoevsky Predicted Trump’s America

Portrait of Fyodor Dostoyevsky, by Vasily Perov (1872). Vasily Perov/Wikimedia Commons By Dr. Ani Kokobobo / 08.22.2016 Assistant Professor of Russian Literature University of Kansas As a professor of Russian literature, I’ve come to realize that it’s never a good sign when real life resembles a Fyodor Dostoevsky novel. Donald Trump’s presidential campaign, with its[…]

Trump’s 360-Degree ‘Pivot’

By Eugene Robinson / 08.23.2016 Washington Post Columnist Donald Trump’s “pivot,” desperately hoped for by sane Republicans, was over before it began. He couldn’t pretend to be inclusive and statesmanlike for two days in a row if his life depended on it. Anyone who doubts this should only consider Trump’s idea of an appeal to[…]

Louisiana’s ‘Cajun Navy’ Shines Light on Growing Value of Boat Rescuers

An airboat driver rescues residents in Ascension Parish, Louisiana, where the ‘Cajun Navy’ of volunteers aided relief efforts. Jonathan Bachman/Reuters   By Dr. Tricia Wachtendorf and Dr. James Kendra / 08.22.2016 Wachtendorf – Associate Professor of Sociology, Director of Disaster Research Center Kendra – Professor of Public Policy & Administration University of Delaware As we[…]