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10 Ways to Take on Trump

There are a lot of working-class Republicans ... to call what Trump is engaged in “autocratic presidentialism,” meaning I’m the one who lays down the rule of law. To what extent is he going to respect ... read more

America Is Living James Madison’s Nightmare

After the Revolutionary War, he had observed in Massachusetts “a rage for paper money, for abolition of debts, for an equal division of property.” That populist rage had led ... chairs and making it e... read more

Book excerpt: 'One Nation After Trump'

Trump arouses anger, yes, but also fear—fear about whether our institutions can survive a leader who praises ... Trump can fairly be called a populist, his policies make clear that he is a phony frien... read more

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Pakistan: A Political History

By asserting that the Indian Muslims were a nation, not a minority, the Muslim League and its leader, Mohammad Ali Jinnah ... Congress's refusal to interpret partition as a division of India between P... read more


Nigeria: The Oriental Bride

The scenario wasn't different on 19 January, 2001 when Igbo leaders on the platform of the Ohanaeze Ndigbo converged in Enugu for what was advertised as the first Igbo summit. The gathering which, for ... read more

The Reckoning: Tunisia’s Perilous Path to Democratic Stability

Summary: A generation gap and regional inequality are fueling the political instability and violent extremism facing Tunisia’s new leaders. For Tunisia, 2014 was a year of historic milestones. But des... read more

Pennsylvania as the new Wisconsin in union fights

Instead, this change empowers workers — making union leadership more responsive and accountable to ... 2012. HARRISBURG-CAMPBELL/ REUTERS/Tim Shaffer PHOTO (INSERT1): Protesters occupy the Wisconsin S... read more

Conservatives Delighted That Left Is Blowing Itself Up

Was reading RedState a little while ago, and saw this gem: But if we refuse to accept ANYTHING that can pass the democrat Senate and presidency, are we not acting just like the Kos Kidz? If we are alw... read more

Democrats Are Now the Aggressive War Party

Clinton also sabotaged early efforts to work out an agreement in which Iran surrendered much of its low-enriched uranium, including an initiative in 2010 organized at Obama’s request by the leaders of ... read more

‘US had as much a hand in Egypt as in Chile’ — leftwing perspectives on the massacre

He notes the fierce prejudices of the Islamists but is more concerned with the egoism of the elites. Hedges offers a chiliastic populism: The belief systems the oppressed embrace can be intolerant, bu... read more

Trump's Dangerous Anti-Libertarian Nationalism

Trump is openly a type of illibertarian leader we haven't seen in a while ... Trump's disdain for them shows he can't be trusted to stand for our core freedoms, for any reason other than pure politica... read more

Improving Development Aid Design and Evaluation: Plan for Sailboats, Not Trains

The development field increasingly looks to sophisticated metrics to measure impact. Simultaneously, practitioners are recognizing that most development programs must engage with politics and policy. ... read more



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