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German Chancellor Angela Merkel Appears Set to Win a Fourth Term--but at What Cost?

Philip Oltermann

The anchor of the eurozone looks like an island of centrist calm amid turbulent populist waters. But an existential crisis may be looming.

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The Economic Costs of Domestic Violence

Michelle Chen

The repercussions of intimate partner violence extend far beyond the home.

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Trump's Very, Very Fictional White House

Tom Tomorrow

On a parallel earth--big-league different.

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The Real Crisis of European Multiculturalism

Joan W. Scott

As a set of policies and as an ideal for a more pluralist society, it has failed not because of recent waves of immigration but because of how Europeans view their own culture and national traditions.

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How Trump Has Normalized the Unspeakable

Sasha Abramsky

He has legitimized bigotry and given the imprimatur of a major political party to criminal violence.

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What the US Military (Still) Doesn't Understand About Afghanistan

Ann Jones

Sixteen years in, the Pentagon hasn't learned any lessons.

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Trump's First Speech Before the UN Was an Absurd, Bombastic Disaster

John Nichols

After the president tells the UN that the US can "totally destroy North Korea," it is time for Congress to put the brakes on Trump.

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The Shocking Dishonesty of the GOP's Latest Repeal Push

David Dayen

Since when should success be punished?

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Republicans Are Coming for Our Health Care Again. Here's How You Can Fight Back

NationAction

You can also join a campaign to protect voting rights in your state or county.

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'The Vietnam War': Past All Reason

Andrew J. Bacevich

The new series by Ken Burns and Lynn Novick is mesmerizing. But it doesn't answer the questions about the Vietnam War that many are still seeking.

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Graham-Cassidy 'Trojan Horse' Insults Intelligence of Working Americans
The GOP’s Obamacare-repeal obsessives are back. This time they are trying to hustle working families with a classic, though transparent ‘Trojan horse’ scam. From Andrew Prokop’s Vox post, “The bait and switch at the heart of the new Obamacare repeal ...
Needed: Ideas to Increase Midterm Voter Turnout
Philly Trib Washington correspondent Charles D. Ellison cuts to the quest the Democratic Party’s best thinkers should be focused on in his article “Voter turnout still headache for Democrats.” Ellison writes, Voters who typically support Democratic candidates, in fact, ...
Political Strategy Notes
Despite the limitation of two choices at a time, “The Best Health Care System in the World: Which One Would You Pick?” by Aaron E. Carroll and Austin Frakt at NYT’s The Upshot provides some insightful analysis by top ...
Political Strategy Notes
Salena Zito takes a retrospective look at “The day that destroyed the working class and sowed the seeds of Trump,” at The New York Post. The day in Zito’s article is September 19, 1977, which “would be known as Black ...
September 16: The Risk of Fighting the Last War
After reading some of the initial commentary on Hillary Clinton’s new book, What Happened, which despite her candor and self-criticism has subjected her to a whole new round of criticism, it occurred to me that the 2016 “hangover” for ...
The Risk of Fighting the Last War
After reading some of the initial commentary on Hillary Clinton’s new book, What Happened, which despite her candor and self-criticism has subjected her to a whole new round of criticism, it occurred to me that the 2016 “hangover” for ...
Political Strategy Notes
Credit minority leaders Schumer and Pelosi with playing a deft hand in their immigration policy negotiations with Trump. Not that anything he says has much shelf life. But getting Trump to clarify his postions on DACA, the wall and ...
September 14: Don't Forget the "Tax Reform" Bill Will Probably Include Big Domestic Spending Cuts
After reading about the 100th article discussing which tax loopholes Republicans would choose to close to “pay for” the big tax cuts they want, I finally objected at New York: When we look forward to congressional action (or inaction) ...

 
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