Quin Hillyer Articles

Trump: The Worst Human Being

3:01 PM, Dec 07, 2015

Donald Trump, scourge of Gotham, running roughshod over all convention, meanly belittling all in his way, ugly red hair ablaze above remarkably histrionic gestures and facial expressions, is an almost perfect avatar of Batman's nemesis The Joker (Cesar Romero version).

And like The Joker, Trump is particularly predisposed to trample upon ordinary people, stomping on almost any prototypical "little guy" who gets in the way of his quest for attention, wealth, and power.

Indeed, the remarkable thing about Trump's popularity is that it is rooted overwhelmingly among the very socio-economic classes – struggling workers and their relatives – whose well-being he has a long, long record of undermining or

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Bayou Voodoo

Zombie helps Louisiana Democrats find new life.
Nov 16, 2015

A year ago, the Louisiana Democratic party seemed as dead as its allegedly habitual voters from New Orleans cemeteries. Yet with a governor’s race quickening to its November 21 conclusion, Republican senator David Vitter is proving the Democrats’ greatest necromancer.

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The Bitter End

Mary Landrieu’s last stand.
Dec 08, 2014

Atchafalaya Basin, La.
Louisiana’s Mary Landrieu is flailing in the political current. The three-term Democratic senator is a Hubert Humphrey liberal masked as a John Breaux left-centrist, submerged in a national party that’s now left of George McGovern, in a state where political winds are blowing starboard.

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What’s the Matter with Alabama?

How to squander a Republican majority.
Jun 25, 2012

Wise old hands know that almost no political victory is permanent. Unfortunately, reformers in Alabama are relearning that lesson. 

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Alabama Slammed

Obama’s mendacious case against an immigration law.
Dec 12, 2011


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