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Europe's Mess
The Paradox of Renzi’s Referendum Defeat

A “No” vote many thought would strike a serious blow against the EU may have been more of a stay of execution. But that does not mean any of Europe’s underlying problems have gone away.

separation of powers
Why Democrats Might Be Thankful for the Roberts Court

The third branch could be a bulwark against Trump’s potential abuses of power.

Burma's Rohingyas
Human Rights Activists Lose Faith in Burma’s Leader

Outrage at Myanmar’s leader for her inaction on the Rohingya demonstrates the continuing failure of human rights activists to understand the world or develop wise strategies for dealing with it.

Donald Trump's World
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Goldman Sachs Populism

Those looking to counter the Trump Administration and police its inevitable abuses need to understand the real nature of the President-elect’s populist appeal.

return of history
Who Threatens Liberal Democracy?

The perils of painting Donald Trump as the sole avatar of the new authoritarianism.

Immigration
Trump vs. Silicon Valley

This is a fight the Valley may well lose.

Immigration after 2016
The New Nullifiers

Bill de Blasio sets himself up as the heir of John C. Calhoun.

Immigration after 2016
Sessions Nomination Shows How Trump Will Approach Immigration as POTUS

Sessions, the Senate’s leading immigration hawk, to become the nation’s chief law enforcement officer.

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“Fake News” Is the New “Bregret”

The self-destructive tendency of elites to chalk up ballot box defeats to voter ignorance.

dynastic succession
House of Clinton Looks to Keep Hope Alive

The Clinton dynasty will not go gentle into that good night.

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illiberalism

Tribalism on one side strengthens tribalism on the other.

A Setback?

Austria’s far-right Freedom Party suffered a defeat at the polls on Sunday. But the country’s next parliamentary could come sooner than most expect, offering the populists another chance.

Europe's Mess

A “No” vote many thought would strike a serious blow against the EU may have been more of a stay of execution. But that does not mean any of Europe’s underlying problems have gone away.

Budget Battles

Many of the nation’s top military brass have Putin on their minds when looking at the 2018 defense budget.

democracy and its discontents

The outcome of the election made the public more supportive of America’s idiosyncratic election system overall.

Consequences

Yet more proof that the only way to assure good treatment for refugees is to do everything to prevent their displacement in the first place.

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