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Politics Out of Focus
Politics Out of Focus
Congress & America's Diverging Priorities

The American public doesn’t hate Congress as much as it used to, according to a new Gallup Poll. Just last year, Congress saw its public approval ratings plummet to their lowest levels in history as Americans expressed their frustration and rage over congressional dysfunction and gridlock along party lines. Read the summary of Gallup’s findings here.Even […]

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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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