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Trump’s Summit of Futility

(From Slate) Trump wants to isolate Iran; to do that effectively, he would need the cooperation of its trading partners (actual or potential) in Europe, Russia, and China—and he has angered all of them. He wants to play trade-war games...

The thrills and chills of a Democratic supermajority

(From The Daily News) Governor-elect Gavin Newsom has vowed to expand child care and home health services, at a cost to be determined. Many Democrats are committed to replacing private health insurance with a state-run plan such as the...

Donald Trump Is Destroying My Marriage

(From New York Magazine) More generally, 29 percent of respondents to a May 2017 survey said their romantic relationship had been negatively affected by Trump’s presidency. And even people ostensibly on the same side of the issues as their...

Let The Caravan In

(From Huffpost) The Trump administration wants us to believe that simply allowing the large group of Central American asylum seekers to come in is impossible; that it would be nothing short of opening the borders to anyone and everyone. But...

A Lot of People Want Bernie Sanders to Run in 2020

(From The Atlantic) Bernie Sanders’s decision about  running for president again isn’t about trying to bend the race toward his progressive politics—it’s about whether he can convince himself that he’s the Democratic candidate with the best chance of beating Donald...

Voting Pelosi Off the Island

(From Real Clear Politics) According to lore or rumor, some ancient tribes used to place the old people on an ice floe and shove them into the frigid ocean. Whether this is true, I know not, but it is essentially...