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Political Decay
Political Decay
Democratic Norms Are Collapsing

And we all share the blame.

Political Decay
The Return of History?

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

Political Decay
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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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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