The Resistance turned one, now what?
The oldest continuously published weekly magazine in the United States is dedicating its current issue of 2018 to resisting Trump’s presidency. Katrina vanden Heuvel, editor and publisher of The Nation, joined Salon’s executive editor Andrew O'Hehir for a conversation around the political dangers of anti-Trumpism and the future of the Democratic Party.
At the Nation, Heuvel carefully investigated the Trump movement and the counter movement (anti-Trumpism) over the past year, arriving at an important message for democratic candidates. She told Salon Talks, “I think that the Democrats have made a mistake, even progressives in the last months. Simply exposing Trump’s bate and switch is important but to me it’s not enough. I think you need to lay out some clear bold alternatives of what you’re for.” While an anti-Trump stance may be a strong enough platform to run on in the 2018 midterms, Heuvel argues that upon closer examination it’s a slippery slope that puts the party’s future at risk. “What a lost opportunity as one heads into the fuller battle,” vanden Heuvel said.To hear more about the ideological threat of running an anti-Trump platform and the Nation’s latest issue, check out the full episode above. Tune into SalonTV's live shows, "Salon Talks" and "Salon Stage", daily at noon ET / 9 a.m. PT and 4 p.m. ET / 1 p.m. PT, streaming live on Salon, Facebook and Periscope.