Sean Illing

Sean Illing is a USAF veteran who previously taught philosophy and politics at Loyola and LSU. He is currently Salon's politics writer. Follow him on Facebook and Twitter. Read his blog here. Email at

Wake-up call for Trump: He's confronting the reality of a general electorate that looks nothing like GOP primary voters Sean Illing
Louisiana's quiet crisis: Cable news and the folly of disaster porn coverage Sean Illing
High hopes get dashed: The feds reject legalizing marijuana — and take a small step in the right direction Sean Illing
Capitalizing on stupidity: Today, Trump called Obama a terrorist — something he's been doing quietly since 2011 Sean Illing
It won't happen, but compulsory voting might be the only solution to political ignorance in America Sean Illing
Beware of the false reboot: Why Trump's latest "pivot" is a mirage Sean Illing
Donald Trump and the Tea Party myth: Why the GOP is now an identity movement, not a political party Sean Illing
The damage is done: Republicans plotting a Trump "intervention" are way too late Sean Illing
It's worth asking again: Is Donald Trump trying to tank his campaign? Sean Illing
Destroying the party to save the party: Donald Trump is the existential crisis the GOP needs Sean Illing
"History will not forgive them": Khizr Khan's warning ought to shake Republicans from their stupor Sean Illing
Chasing the third-party rainbow: Jill Stein on Sanders, the two-party system, and the "equivalent evils" of Trump and Clinton Sean Illing
The Democrats aren't doomed: What I learned from Bernie delegates in Philadelphia Sean Illing
Division and tension at the DNC: The Democrats' night of unity is marred by dissent Sean Illing
Roger Stone on Cruz's non-endorsement of Trump: "A duplicitous p***k who signed a pledge to endorse the nominee" Sean Illing