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An American in Berlin

The Clinton-Trump battle puts an American expat in the hot seat, and has him dreaming of how the United States could be more like Europe.

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In Leaked Talking Points, Clinton Vowed No Reform for Big Blue

A disappointing display of conventional blue thinking from the presidential frontrunner.

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Elements of Conspiracy

What the Republican Party could and should have known about Donald Trump.

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Trump’s Brinksmanship Shows Importance of Electoral College

America’s peculiar system for choosing presidents may help avoid post-election chaos.

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The (Bad) Ideas Election

Hillary’s answer to American discontent is a familiar litany of left-liberalism, while conservative scholars outline a post-Trump intellectual revival.

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Donald Trump Is Not Benjamin Disraeli

Disraeli sought to bring Britain into the future; Trump seeks to restore a golden past.

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Shooting Missives in the Air

They’ll come to Earth we know not where.

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The Next Stage in the Immigration Wars

Crowing about Trump’s confusion on immigration, rather than taking stock of what enabled him to get as far as he has on the issue, would be a mistake.

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Big Daddy Trump

Fatherhood is central to his campaign, but it’s not the selling point people think.

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A Tale of Two Insurgencies

Trump triumphed, Sanders didn’t—but Bernie might have the last laugh.

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lower education

American high schools are giving out higher and higher grades even as real academic ability stagnates.

Netanyahu in Europe

Hungary, Poland, Slovakia and the Czech Republic agree that the EU should stand closer with Israel.

*cough* climate leadership *cough*

Greens might want to hold off on anointing Beijing as the next global green leader.

"I am your boss"

His critics are accusing him of Erdoganism Lite. Are they right?

Angela and Recep

A spat over detained human rights activists points to deeper festering problems.

Conceding Syria

There are good reasons to re-think U.S. commitments in Syria. But ending support to the rebels will pose real costs for no clear benefit.

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