Is Trump's Call For 'Law And Order' A Coded Racial Message?
This article discusses Trump's decision to campaign as a "law and order" candidate and the implications of a tough on crime stance racially, politically, and electorally. His election also reveals how these sentiments are understood by the American people and how they operate in the democratic system.
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"I am the law-and-order candidate."
With that proclamation in his acceptance speech, Donald Trump made it official that he'd be recycling the themes and language of Richard Nixon's 1968 campaign. A lot of observers were quick to point out that 2016 is no 1968 and that Donald Trump is no Richard Nixon. As it happens, "law and order" isn't what it once was, either. Read more...