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John J. Pitney, Jr.

John J. Pitney, Jr., professor of government at Claremont McKenna College, is the author of Un-American: The Fake Patriotism of Donald J. Trump.

Articles by John J. Pitney, Jr.

August 5, 2022 5:38 am

Democrats Are Running as Opposition Party

Usually the out-party runs as the opposition to the White House. This year, the Supreme Court and Trump have made…
John J. Pitney, Jr.
September 23, 2020 5:07 am

200,000 Dead Isn’t a Statistic. It’s a Tragedy.

You cannot put a “best face” on this.
John J. Pitney, Jr.
August 7, 2020 1:26 pm

Trump Saying Biden Would ‘Hurt the Bible’ and ‘Hurt God’ is the Height of Hypocrisy

From his personal life to his business career to his preaching hatred, it’s Trump who has an un-Christian message.
John J. Pitney, Jr.
July 3, 2020 5:11 am

Trump’s Mt. Rushmore Patriotpalooza

There’s the patriotic way. And then there’s Trump's way.
John J. Pitney, Jr.
May 11, 2020 5:18 am

Trump, Reagan, and “Mourning in America”

The Lincoln Project’s “Mourning in America” ad has been the defining spot of the 2020 campaign.

Mourning in America
John J. Pitney, Jr.
April 24, 2020 5:43 am

Donald Trump, Un-American

Again and again, the president has rejected America's founding principles.
John J. Pitney, Jr.