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Donald Trump 2.0?

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A recent willingness to cut deals with congressional Democrats, together with the appointment of ex-Marine General John Kelly as White House Chief of Staff, is fueling speculation about the emergence of a new-model Trump. But will his character and anarchic style of governing stand in the way of an effective presidency?

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  1. A New Trump?
    Donald Trump walks out of St John's Epicopal Church i Nicholas Kamm/Getty Images

    A New Trump?

    Sep 15, 2017 Elizabeth Drew pours cold water on heated speculation that the White House is finally getting its act together.

  2. A Betrayal of America’s Soul
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    A Betrayal of America’s Soul

    Sep 7, 2017 David Harris condemns the Trump administration’s repeal of protections for undocumented young people.

  3. Pardons Are a Loaded Gun
    Sheriff Joe Arpaio Alex Wong/Getty Images

    Pardons Are a Loaded Gun

    Sep 6, 2017 Ruti Teitel examines a constitutional power that can strengthen the rule of law – or cause severe damage to it.

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    Don’t Believe the AI Hype

    Daron Acemoglu

    If you listen to tech industry leaders, business-sector forecasters, and much of the media, you may believe that recent advances in generative AI will soon bring extraordinary productivity benefits, revolutionizing life as we know it. Yet neither economic theory nor the data support such exuberant forecasts.

    finds nothing to support widely cited assessments of the technology’s near-term potential.
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    What the China Pessimists Are Getting Wrong

    Yu Yongding rejects gloomy narratives about the economy’s prospects and proposes ways to revive growth.
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    A Big Step Forward for Liver Health

    Danjuma Adda explains how new hepatitis guidelines from the World Health Organization could reduce cancer deaths in Africa.
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    The Fragile Fraternity of China and Russia

    Nina L. Khrushcheva

    Vladimir Putin’s recent state visit to Beijing – his first trip abroad since being inaugurated for a fifth term – was practically a mirror image of Mao Zedong’s visit to Moscow 75 years ago, when Stalin looked down on his guest. There is little reason to think that the bilateral relationship will prove more resilient this time.

    doubts that two countries with such diverging interests will be able to build a lasting partnership.
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    The Global Economy Is More Vulnerable Than It Seems

    Bertrand Badré & Yves Tiberghien identify five factors driving a potentially catastrophic trend toward fragmentation.
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    The Myth of Central-Bank Independence

    Robert Skidelsky thinks the time has come to transfer power from technocrats back to elected officials.
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    The Gig Economy vs. America’s Workers

    Sandeep Vaheesan warns that proposed ballot initiatives in Massachusetts would legalize exploitative employment practices.
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    King Trump on Trial

    Richard K. Sherwin explains why a parade of Republican leaders have made appearances at the former president’s trial in New York.
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    Crunch Time for the Power Sector

    Michael Spence argues that developing flexible, stable, and resilient smart grids requires an expanded industrial policy.

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