Hillary Clinton

An historical 'interpretation' of the 2016 primaries

History repeats itself, but its never exactly the same. One needs to be able to analyze trends, movements and individuals to understand the essentials and not get lost on the particular differing details.

The 2016 primaries may be shaping up to be similar to the primaries of 1912. Whoever ends up being the "Republican Establishment" candidate, I believe, could be the modern equivalent of Howard Taft, and Donald Trump could be the stand-in for Teddy Roosevelt.

On the Democratic side, Hillary Clinton is really Woodrow Wilson "in drag." Bernie Sanders, while presently part of the Democratic establishment, could well morph into the modern-day Eugene Debs of the...