David Masciotra

David Masciotra is the author of "Mellencamp: American Troubadour" (University Press of Kentucky, 2015) and the forthcoming "I Am Somebody: Why Jesse Jackson Matters" (Bloomsbury Publishing).

Donald Trump; Human Suffering
America's indifference to death is nothing new: But it's made this crisis much worse David Masciotra
Money; People; Nation VS Economy
It's time to reject the gods of commerce: America is a society, not an "economy" David Masciotra
Donald Trump
Trump is insane: And it's time for leading Democrats to say that out loud David Masciotra
Bob Dylan
"Murder Most Foul": Unpacking Bob Dylan's new epic, from Dallas 1963 to the pandemic of 2020 David Masciotra
Tattered American flag flapping in ominous sky
Home of the brave? Coronavirus epidemic reveals America's fundamental weakness David Masciotra
Donald Trump; Betsy DeVos; Mike Pence
The right wanted to destroy the "administrative state": Coronavirus is why we need it David Masciotra
Founding Fathers; James Madison; Alexander Hamilton; Donald Trump
America's fatal flaw: The founders assumed our leaders would have some basic decency David Masciotra
Donald Trump
Trump's real base isn't the famous "white working class" — it's the billionaire class David Masciotra
Dick Cheney; Qassem Soleimani; Bernie Sanders
America's war machine rolls on — and most Democrats do nothing to stop it David Masciotra
Elizabeth Warren; Pete Buttigieg; Joe Biden; Bernie Sanders
What does it mean to be "too far left" — and why are conservatives not scolded about centrism? David Masciotra
Afghanistan
After the Afghanistan Papers, a big question: Will America ever give up its love affair with war? David Masciotra
Impeachment Hearing
Impeachment as spectacle: To this point, it's stupid, dysfunctional and weird — like America! David Masciotra
Income inequality
Anyone who says, "It's the economy, stupid" is being stupid David Masciotra
Bernie Sanders; Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez; Elizabeth Warren
The conservatism of Bernie Sanders, Elizabeth Warren and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez David Masciotra
Kraz; Telescope; Eric Krasno
A Brooklyn gentrification soundtrack: Kraz's "Telescope," a timely New York story David Masciotra