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David Blankenhorn
Better Angels
State of the Union
The Seven Habits of Highly Depolarizing People

How to make friends and influence people on the other side of the aisle.

2016 And Beyond
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Trump’s America

What’s most significant about Trump isn’t his success, but our collective failure.

State of the Union
Why Polarization Matters

Polarization is more our problem than our politicians’. The success of the nation requires that we, the people, overcome it.

A Reply
Lincoln v. Obergefell

If you are seeking out conflict and polarization for the sake of doctrinal purity, Lincoln is not the champion for you.

American Hero
What Would Lincoln Do?

Ever since his death, politicians and activists have recruited him for their pet causes. It’s time to leave Lincoln alone.

The Ties That Used to Bind
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Wanna Bet?

Control the vocabulary of a public policy debate, and you control the debate.

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Commitment Issues

It goes far deeper than a failure to reach the 2% spending target.

After The Referendum

The Council of Europe re-introduces monitoring for Turkey on human rights issues for the first time since 2004.

A New Deal

For Moscow, round two of production cuts is going to be harder than round one.

How do you solve a problem like Korea?

The U.S. is rushing to deploy missile defense in South Korea before the elections.

Pyongyang Under Pressure?

Is Pyongyang rationing fuel in fear of a coming Chinese embargo?

The President vs. the Mayors

A court ruling in California marks the latest setback for President Trump’s immigration policies.

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