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the electoral earthquake
the electoral earthquake
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What We Saw

If there has been a theme to our coverage, it is this: The American managerial class leaned too far over its skis with its cosmopolitan project.

the electoral earthquake
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The Spectacular Institutional Failure of the Democratic Party

Insofar as you consider the election of Donald Trump a great failure on the part of the nation’s political elite, the Republican Party is not the only institution that was negligent.

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The Inauguration

As Donald Trump takes the oath, an essay on the historical forces that have shaped this moment by Walter Russell Mead.

Recessional

Clearly a lot of frustration for the outgoing American President has been stored up in the Russian psyche.

the roots of populism

If the term “intellectual” only encompasses thinkers on the Left, then it is only natural that right-wing populists would turn it into a slur.

Rebuilding America

Paul Ryan will target $40 in private investment for every $1 his caucus approves in infrastructure spending.

Violence in Myanmar

Many of Myanmar’s long-suffering Rohingyas are now turning to internationally funded Islamist insurgents to resist the government.

The Shale Rebound

Texas’s Permian Basin has been called “the crown jewel of the world’s oil and gas industry.”

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