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Donald Trump's World
Donald Trump's World
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The Case for Placebo Politics

It may not be the worst thing for some of America’s political energies to be redirected to the realm of style and symbolism.

Donald Trump's World
“Negative Polls” and the Essence of Populism

Above all, Trump’s populism represents a daunting political challenge to his opponents.

Donald Trump's World
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Goldman Sachs Populism

Those looking to counter the Trump Administration and police its inevitable abuses need to understand the real nature of the President-elect’s populist appeal.

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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.

American Balkanization

California, New York, and lesser liberal states are inaugurating something new and dangerous in American politics.

blue reform?

There are still Democrats who occupy something like the liberal center that Bill Clinton helped forge in the 1990s.

Market Forces

A railroad CEO is grim about coal’s future in America.

Market Failure

Between its broken carbon market and its out of control solar industry, little is going to plan in the Golden state.

Optics My Dear Boy

Trump’s willingness to meet with Putin without even an American interpreter present was at best a sign that he hasn’t mastered some of the most basic elements of his job.

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