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Jack Fruchtman

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The president, the states, and the Vineyard

Writing in the Atlantic last September, journalist Selena Zito, who has worked for several Republican presidents and state officials, wrote this about candidate Donald...

Executive power, national security, and the Trump administration

President Trump has signed several highly controversial executive orders. Three involve foreign policy and national security: the construction of a wall between the United...

Climate change, the Vineyard environment, and the president

Supporters of Donald Trump wanted a president who could “shake up the system.” Given the president-elect’s proposed cabinet choices and advisors, we can expect...

The Electoral College and the president

Every four years, the nation determines who the next the president of the United States will be on the first Monday after the second...

Massachusetts, the Vineyard, and Donald J. Trump

As a blue state, Massachusetts voters overwhelmingly supported Hillary Clinton. She won a majority in all 14 counties, nearly 61 percent overall. In Dukes...