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Day 15. By @PatChappatte https://t.co/8OWv55IpHp pic.twitter.com/l3YZ7fsfMF — NYT Opinion (@nytopinion) February 3, 2017 It will take about six minutes to watch Colin Kahl, former Deputy Assistant to the President and National Security Advisor to the Vice President, explain why: Sean Spicer lied in his attempt to shift culpability onto the Obama Administration for the US raid in Yemen […]

The Rise of “Embedded Nationalism”

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On January 27, 2017
Moonhawk Kim has a terrific post that much better articulates some of the things that I’ve been trying to put into words. It also raises a number of important wagers that had never crossed my mind. An excerpt: One way to interpret the triumph of Donald Trump is that the long-standing social bargain within the U.S. underlying Pax Americana—and thus the […]
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I apologize for inflicting this on you all, but I’ve found that blogging helps me think through ideas and questions—especially in the presence of a robust commentariat. So, without further introduction, here are some half-baked notes on Progressive foreign policy. Preliminaries The 2016 primary contest highlighted the general atrophy of progressive foreign-policy thought and infrastructure. Virtually […]

More on David Brooks

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On January 24, 2017

Apropos punching David Brooks in the face: you could do that, or you could read Timothy Burke accomplishing the same thing with words. Or you could do both. But regardless of whether you think the key

Still trying to figure out just who was cheering at Trump’s visit to the CIA? The answer is: it’s murky. Like at his press conference, there were supporters brought in—apparently with the expectation of Pompeo’s swearing-in ceremony—but, well… Authorities are also pushing back against the perception that the CIA workforce was cheering for the president. […]
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