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Political Decay
Political Decay
Democratic Norms Are Collapsing

And we all share the blame.

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The Return of History?

Alarming evidence for the erosion of democratic norms, especially among the young and the wealthy.

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The Make-Believe Supreme Court and the Coming Constitutional Crisis

Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s comments on the election show that the fiction of the non-partisan justice is fraying, but the looming ideological transformation of the Court threatens to vitiate it altogether.

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Negative Partisanship Rises

People used to vote “for” their party. Now they vote “against” the opposing party.

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Nihilistic Partisanship

The Republican Party is too weak and too strong at the same time.

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Real Putinism

The Russian state as it is today is more akin to the world as it was in the beginning: without form, and void.

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Asia's Game of Thrones

The Trump Administration is likely to comply.

demographic transformation

The millennial urban boom may be coming to a close. This could have major consequences for America’s politics and geography.

A Heavy Lift

No, probably not. But President Trump may have trouble lifting them in the first place.

Delivering on Promises

TPP, NAFTA, and a special deal with the UK: Trump’s first week will be a busy one.

WRM in the WSJ

Eliot Cohen’s new book presents a nuanced and compelling defense of hard power.

Infowar

Regular readers know the answer: not very effective at all.

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