Although social media enables political food puns to go viral, they are rooted in a long tradition of journalists, activists, and average citizens combining food and humor to poke fun at political opponents. This article examines three such moment: (Im)Peach-Mint Crumb Cake and President Trump, The Watergate Cookbook and President Nixon, and Suffrage Pie For the Doubting Husband from the women's suffrage movement.
The narrative that centrist Democrats can win but progressives cannot seems to be everywhere in 2019. The underlying rationale is that Democrats lost in 2016 because Donald Trump won with white, blue-collar workers in rust-belt states. For Democrats to win in 2020, the party needs to nominate someone who can win those exact voters back... Continue Reading →