The Bipartisan Mr. Trump?

Here is what we know about Donald Trump with less than 70 days into his Presidency. He can spin some stories to take credit for keeping US jobs in this country, notably his tough-talking to US companies like Carrier and Ford. He can also spin a stock market boom into a Trump Bump. Good for…

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Democrats and Building a New Majority

Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton may have won the popular vote last November but she failed to win the Electoral College. Even worse, the Democrats failed to pick up a majority in the Senate, gained only a couple of seats in the House, and lost ground in the governors’ mansions and state legislatures. This…

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Beyond Identity Politics: A New Way of Healing the Divide

Enough is enough. Both venerable political parties are on the road to self-immolation by enabling our politics of division demographically, ideologically, and regionally. And it simply is not working. Voter turnout in 2016 actually declined, especially among younger voters, and the splits within both parties render them almost useless as problem solvers and policymakers. It…

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Trump and the Revolution

It does not matter whether I agree with all, some, or any of President Donald Trump’s Inaugural Address. It was simply a great speech. It will be memorable because it was revolutionary. It was so different and consistent with his campaign.  He has defined a new role for the government, for the public, for patriotism,…

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The Trump Era Begins

The Trump Era Begins The world has turned upside down. How you feel about the ascendancy of Donald Trump to the Presidency depends on whether you were already standing right side up or were already upside down. There is so much happening all at once that it is dizzying for long time observers, so I…

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