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Opinion: Lessons Trump Can Learn From Obama

Opinion: Lessons Trump Can Learn From Obama

As Donald Trump takes over as the 45th president of the United States, speculation is rife regarding what he might do with the power that history, via the American electorate, has put at his disposal. As a student of American politics since the 1960s I don’t recall...
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Donald Trump. (Timothy A. Clary/Agence France-Presse via Getty Images)


Welcome to the Post-Truth Presidency

Welcome to the Post-Truth Presidency

Welcome to — brace yourself for — the post-truth presidency. “Facts are stubborn things,” said John Adams in 1770, defending British soldiers accused in the Boston Massacre, “and whatever may be our wishes, our inclinations, or the dictates of our passion, they cannot...
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Opinion: The American System Reviews Itself

Opinion: The American System Reviews Itself

The majority of Americans voted for Hillary Clinton and she won the popular vote by at least one million votes. However, the presidency went to her rival Donald Trump because he won the electoral college. This contradiction previously occurred in the 2000 elections,...
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