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2016 And Beyond
2016 And Beyond
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TV’s Antidote to Trump

David Simon’s under-appreciated Show Me a Hero offers hope that racial divides can be mended, and past injustices overcome.

2016 And Beyond
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A Republic If You Can Keep It

Democratic illegitimacy in the United States and the rest of the world results more from political than economic discontent.

2016 And Beyond
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Condemned to Populism

The erasure of historical memory has a high price.

2016 And Beyond
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The Coming Electoral Crack-up?

Will voter discontent shatter the partisan deadlock in U.S. politics this November?

2016 And Beyond
Party Platforms Ignore Zoning Crisis

Getting housing policy right is one of the most important things a country can do to promote economic growth and social stability.

2016 And Beyond
The State of Our Union

The biggest deficits in the United States these days are not the ones grabbing the headlines.

2016 And Beyond
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Pragmatic Engagement

A national security strategy for the next President.

2016 And Beyond
Where Are the Proto-Trumps?

There is little evidence that Trumpism, as a political ideology and mode of presentation, has caught on in the hundreds of GOP primary races for lower offices.

2016 And Beyond
Unraveling America the Great

The radical conservative challenge to the progressive foundations of Pax Americana.

2016 And Beyond
The State of Our Union Is Bleak

While all eyes are (understandably) focused on the GOP’s spectacular presidential meltdown, the Democratic Party’s problems are quietly mounting.

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Why We Can't Have Nice Things

Déjà vu all over again.

Public Opinion

A new Gallup poll registers big increases in respect for police, including among Democrats and nonwhites.

Asia's Game of Thrones

Both Washington and Manila are doing damage control in the wake of Duterte’s latest comments, but the real test is yet to come.


Even the New York Times is beginning to acknowledge Obama’s sorry legacy in the Middle East.

beyond blue

Financial literacy has to become a basic element of the U.S. educational system.


The inability to pass the easiest of trade deals with Canada speaks to a deeper structural crisis at the heart of the continent.

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