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    Trump’s Quest to Make America White Again

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    • US President Donald Trump's recent remarks about Haiti, El Salvador, and African countries have confirmed once and for all that his administration's immigration policy agenda is driven largely by racial animus. 

    • The last time the US took such an approach, it was applauded by none other than Adolf Hitler.
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    The Venal Roots of Political Turmoil

    • One corruption scandal after another has upended politics and toppled national leaders across a wide range of countries. 

    • In our age of populism, corruption is about far more than cash-stuffed envelopes and back-room deals – and the sooner we recognize it for the systemic problem it is, the sooner we’ll understand today’s politics.
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    While Germany Slept

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    • Many Germans may prefer the modesty and incrementalism that have characterized Angela Merkel’s past chancellorships. 

    • But a minority government forced to muster coalitions of the willing to address the critical issues confronting Germany and Europe could escape the constraints of such expectations, enabling much-needed reform.
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    Trump’s Abominable Snow Job

    • In the 2016 US presidential election, Donald Trump presented himself as a populist who would protect America’s “forgotten” workers from the disruptions of trade and immigration and the nefarious designs of unnamed elites.

    • But, a year after assuming office, it has become abundantly clear that “America first” means workers come last.

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