The Truth About Obama: A Conversation with Dr. David Garrow

In “Rising Star: The Making of Barack Obama,” Pulitzer Prize-winning historian David Garrow successfully upends the entire narrative of Obama’s life, calling his memoirs “historical fiction” and explaining, through hundreds of interviews, how Obama created a narrative in order to win political power. He joined Jonathon Van Maren to discuss that fascinating story.

Explaining Donald Trump

By Jonathon Van Maren Donald Trump is, for many political observers, the candidate who came out of nowhere. A bloviating fat cat tycoon with a string of expensive properties, bankruptcies, and a reality show, most were not even aware that he had any “Republican leanings” until he announced that he’d be running for president as…