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David Blankenhorn
Better Angels
State of the Union
The Seven Habits of Highly Depolarizing People

How to make friends and influence people on the other side of the aisle.

2016 And Beyond
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Trump’s America

What’s most significant about Trump isn’t his success, but our collective failure.

State of the Union
Why Polarization Matters

Polarization is more our problem than our politicians’. The success of the nation requires that we, the people, overcome it.

A Reply
Lincoln v. Obergefell

If you are seeking out conflict and polarization for the sake of doctrinal purity, Lincoln is not the champion for you.

American Hero
What Would Lincoln Do?

Ever since his death, politicians and activists have recruited him for their pet causes. It’s time to leave Lincoln alone.

The Ties That Used to Bind
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Wanna Bet?

Control the vocabulary of a public policy debate, and you control the debate.

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Pipeline Politics

Still, several hurdles remain for the beleaguered project.

Soft or Hard Landing

It feels like 2015 all over again.

the 45th president

A more important question than whether the botched health bill passes the House.

Red Tape

Trump is ready to streamline energy regulations, but that won’t be a big help to oil companies’ bottom line.

He Said He Said

All corruption revelations are due to tactical leaking in Russia. So who’s out to get Dmitry Medvedev?

Nuclear Strategy

A technical fix to America’s aging warheads could raise tensions with Russia by undermining its nuclear deterrent.

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