After the senseless shooting Wednesday morning at the Republican baseball practice, writing about electoral politics seems inappropriate. That column can wait.
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The score is now 2-1: Britain has produced two stunning electoral surprises in the last year, the United States just one. While there is a danger in reading too much into the results of individual elections, particularly one from an ocean away, there are some common threads. Both Brexit and Donald Trump’s presidential victory were about populism, nationalism,...
We’re only 140 days into a new presidential administration and yet there is already a stream of articles speculating about the contest for the 2020 Democratic nomination. There is a side of me that believes it is much too soon to start talking about that, but this conversation is already taking place and in fact is getting fairly loud. I guess there must not be much...
With the midterm elections 17 months away, it’s pretty clear that all of this Russia business is relevant. We have a new president with no government experience, a mercurial temperament, and an outsize ego. His hopelessly short-staffed administration is struggling to get his legislative agenda through the House and Senate, where the GOP is trying to manage thin...
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