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A group of students can shut down an entire country. Fifty years ago in France, they did just that. Student protests in Nanterre and at the Sorbonne quickly grew into mass demonstrations. Police attempts to repress the movement only garnered additional public support. Popular artists and singers mobilized on behalf of the students—as did the […]
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Heckuva Job Trumpy

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Donald Trump’s evisceration of Bears Ears National Monument already has direct negative impacts. One of the world’s richest troves of Triassic-period fossils has been discovered in an area of Bears Ears National Monument that just lost its protected status, scientists announced Thursday. President Donald Trump signed a proclamation in December that shrank the national monument […]

The Mob

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Michelle Malkin, freaking out about citizens using the free market to attack the NRA. Delta and United caving to the mob.Setting a dangerous precedent. https://t.co/dr8gYMRuk9 — Michelle Malkin

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In Stephen Skowronek’s “political time” framework, “orthodox-innovators” are presidents who claim authority from an established political tradition, but in some ways extend it an achieve a less compromised version of the original — Monroe, Polk, LBJ. In policy terms, at least, Trump an orthodox-innovator in Reagan’s tradition: Consider instead an alternative theory: The current state […]
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