More from David Shribman on U.S. politics


David Shribman on the Biden Administration | The Globe and Mail

March, 2021 | Max Bell Professor David Shribman has penned several articles covering the ongoing changes being instated by the Biden administration. To learn more about how the US has been dealing with the pandemic relief response, massive government spending, and the other challenges of adapting to new leadership, read the articles:

Published: 9 Apr 2021

Democrats take a ‘show, don’t tell’ approach in Trump’s impeachment trial | The Globe and Mail

February 10, 2021 | David Shribman of the Max Bell School analyzes the recent deliberations occurring at Donald Trump's ongoing impeachment trial. Read more to understand how the insurrection at the Capitol in January has affected the proceedings. 

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Published: 15 Feb 2021

The Capitol – a long-time symbol of optimism – has lost its shine | Globe and Mail

January 8, 2021 | In this Globe and Mail op-ed David Shribman reflects on the mayhem at the U.S. Capital, looking back at a time when the American political system seemed "rugged, not rigged".

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Published: 12 Jan 2021

Two Americas are about to go head to head on the Senate floor | The Globe and Mail

February 3, 2021 | David Shrimban's latest op-ed for the Globe and Mail paints a stark picture of a polarized America, with the deep divisions between Republicans and Democrats set to play out on the floor of the Senate.

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Published: 12 Jan 2021

As time runs out for Trump, the volatility becomes more intense | Globe and Mail

January 3, 2020 | Days from the routine tallying of the electoral votes to select the next U.S. president, a formality that for almost a century and a half has attracted virtually no attention, this ritual is being transformed by President Trump into a fraught flashpoint, writes David Shribman in his latest article in the Globe and Mail.

Published: 4 Jan 2021

After looming so large in Washington, Donald Trump has shrunk into a small, petty man | The Globe and Mail

November 23, 2020 | Four years ago, when he won an upset victory to become President of the United States, Donald Trump was a powerful and intimidating force with a penchant for erratic behaviour, leaving even his closest allies on their toes.

Published: 23 Nov 2020

Presidential projections are indispensable, but not infallible | The Globe and Mail

November 10, 2020 | Early American presidential projections raised controversy throughout this year's extended ballot-counting period. In this piece from the Globe and Mail, David Shribman examines past occurrences of early projections, and its repercussions for American society.

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Published: 19 Nov 2020

The clamour for a Trump concession shows the enduring power of admitting defeat | The Globe and Mail

November 9, 2020 | A week has past since the American presidential election, and current President Donald Trump has shown resistance in conceding to winning candidate President-Elect Joe Biden. In this piece, David Shribman elaborates on the implications of a tumultuous transition of power.

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Published: 18 Nov 2020

It wasn’t a good election, and it won’t cure what ails the U.S. | The Globe and Mail

November 7, 2020 | This year's American presidential race has faced a myriad of threats to its democracy. With prolonged waiting times for ballot counting, and a predicted unstable transition of power, David Shribman affirms that "in modern American politics, the elections may end but the politics continue".

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Published: 18 Nov 2020

What kind of President would Joe Biden be? | The Globe and Mail

November 7, 2020 | In his latest article for the Globe and Mail, David Shribman ponders how U.S. President-elect Joe Biden might govern by examining the circumstances that shaped him and the style of politics he has embraced throughout his career.

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Published: 9 Nov 2020

Some, but fewer interruptions: Harris and Pence displayed strong bearings and made sensible remarks | The Globe and Mail

October 8, 2020 | In his latest article from the Globe and Mail, David Shribman, a Pulitzer Prize winner for his coverage of U.S. politics, provided his analysis of October 7th's American Vice-Presidential debate.

Published: 8 Oct 2020

The U.S. presidential campaign has taken an abrupt turn with Trump’s COVID-19 diagnosis | The Globe and Mail

October 2, 2020 | With the presidential election fast approaching, Donald Trump suddenly finds himself in a vulnerable position, hospitalized with the same virus he has spent months downplaying. For a man who views any display of vulnerability as anathema, what comes next? And what will it mean for the election? Max Bell School faculty member David Shribman shares his perspective in this Globe and Mail op-ed.

Published: 5 Oct 2020

Trump’s COVID-19 crisis creates an even greater crisis for the U.S. | The Globe and Mail

October 4, 2020 | On October 2, an already tumultuous presidential campaign was thrust into more turmoil at the news that Donald Trump had tested positive for COVID-19. This development — at once both extraordinary and unsurprising, given Mr. Trump's aversion to mask-wearing and social distancing — has opened up American governance and politics to the possibility of unprecedented disruption.

Published: 5 Oct 2020

The road to the White House: How Donald Trump wins, and how Joe Biden prevails | The Globe and Mail

September 19, 2020 | The 2020 Presidential election is less than a month away, and polling averages indicage Democrat Joe Biden is poised to secure a victory over the incumbent Republican President, Donald Trump. But, as Max Bell School professor David Shribman writes in the Globe and Mail, this unconventional race is by no means over. Read what each candidate must do to win the White House on October 3 — as the two slog through acerbic debates and bitterly-contested battleground states.

Published: 5 Oct 2020

Trump vs. Biden debate: Amid the slugfest, faint signs of candidates' strategies were visible | The Globe and Mail

September 30, 2020 | "By the time they were finished there was blood on the floor – but voters may be left with the sad conclusion that there is no floor to the way politics in the United States is conducted."

Published: 30 Sep 2020



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