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Ishaan Tharoor has a very good discussion of the broader context of Trump’s meeting with Polish President Andrzej Duda. Though accustomed to lectures from Brussels, Duda and his allies are hoping for a boost ahead of a June 28 presidential election. He faces a tougher-than-expected challenge from the opposition. Some polls show that he could […]

Budapest Dreams

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On March 30, 2020

So the Hungarian parliament just gave dictatorial power to everyone’s favorite example of democratic backsliding, Victor Orbán. Hungary’s parliament handed Prime Minister Viktor Orban the rig

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The Apotheosis of Nixonism

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In democracy
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On February 23, 2020
We really are living through Nixon redux. Except with an idiot playing the part of Nixon and a totally plaint congress. The Trump White House and its allies, over the past 18 months, assembled detailed lists of disloyal government officials to oust — and trusted pro-Trump people to replace them — according to more than […]
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