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A Swiss police sniper stands guard on the roof next to the Congress centre during the first day of the World Economic Forum, on January 17, 2017 in Davos. / AFP PHOTO / FABRICE COFFRINI        (Photo credit should read FABRICE COFFRINI/AFP/Getty Images)

Three Cheers for Globalism!

An unabashed defense of the Trump administration’s favorite object of ire.

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The Prince of Darkness Has Left the Building

Steve Bannon is gone from the West Wing. Can Trump’s White House finally get itself in order?

US President Donald Trump (L) congratulates Senior Counselor to the President Stephen Bannon during the swearing-in of senior staff in the East Room of the White House on January 22, 2017 in Washington, DC. / AFP / MANDEL NGAN        (Photo credit should read MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images)

Steve Bannon Is Now Donald Trump’s Dick Morris

It can be easier to whisper in a president’s ear from outside the White House.

WASHINGTON, DC - JUNE 01:  Senior Counselor to the President Steve Bannon helps with last minute preparations before President Donald Trump announces his decision to pull out of the Paris climate agreement at the White House June 1, 2017 in Washington, DC. Trump pledged on the campaign trail to withdraw from the accord, which former President Barack Obama and the leaders of 194 other countries signed in 2015 to deal with greenhouse gas emissions mitigation, adaptation and finance so to limit global warming to a manageable level.  (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

Bannon Out, But Most Definitely Not Dead

Trump's Rasputin has left the building. That doesn't mean he still won't be whispering in the president's ear.

The south side of the White House is seen January 26, 2015 in Washington, DC.  A small aerial drone was found on the grounds of the White House but poses no threat, a spokesman for President Obama said on Monday. Josh Earnest, the White House press secretary, said he did not have details about the size or type of the drone, but he said the Secret Service was investigating. AFP PHOTO/BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI        (Photo credit should read BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/Getty Images)

Trump’s Trolls Are Waging War on America’s Civil Servants

Alt-right bloggers are singling out government employees deemed hostile to the president’s agenda.

HAMBURG, GERMANY - JULY 07: In this photo provided by the German Government Press Office (BPA), Donald Trump, President of the USA (C) meets Vladimir Putin, President of Russia during the G20 Summit on July 7, 2017 in Hamburg, Germany. The G20 group of nations are meeting July 7-8 and major topics will include climate change and migration.  (Photo by BPA via Getty Images)

Trump Has Picked America’s Enemies in Russia Over Its Friends in Europe

After his most recent trip abroad, the president deserves credit for consistency — but not much else.

US Army Lieutenant General H.R. McMaster looks on as US President Donald Trump announces him as his national security adviser at his Mar-a-Lago resort in Palm Beach, Florida, on February 20, 2017. / AFP / NICHOLAS KAMM        (Photo credit should read NICHOLAS KAMM/AFP/Getty Images)

The Knives Are Out for Lt. Gen. H.R. McMaster

In the White House “Game of Thrones for morons,” Steve Bannon is trying to turn the president against his national security advisor.

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In Closed-Door Climate Showdown, It’s Jared and Ivanka vs. Bannon and Pruitt

With Trump threatening to pull the United States out of the Paris accord, moderates and ideologues are at loggerheads.

US President Donald Trump's White House Senior Advisors Stephen Miller (R) and Steve Bannon (L) board Air Force One at Andrews Air Force Base, Maryland, March 20, 2017. / AFP PHOTO / JIM WATSON        (Photo credit should read JIM WATSON/AFP/Getty Images)

Bannon’s Demotion Means the Trump Team Is Learning — Even if Trump Isn’t

We should celebrate H.R. McMaster’s staffing and organizational wins, but whether or not they are superficial remains to be seen.

ARLINGTON, VA - JANUARY 27: U.S. President Donald Trump sits during a meeting to sign executive orders in the Hall of Heroes at the Department of Defense on January 27, 2017 in Arlington, Virginia. Trump signed two orders calling for the "great rebuilding" of the nation's military and the "extreme vetting" of visa seekers from terror-plagued countries. (Photo by Olivier Douliery-Pool/Getty Images)

Can Trump Learn?

And is the National Security Council shake-up the beginning of the end for Steve Bannon?

White House Chief Strategist Steve Bannon leaves after a press conference in the East Room of the White House March 17, 2017 in Washington, DC. / AFP PHOTO / Brendan Smialowski        (Photo credit should read BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/Getty Images)

In Reversal, Trump Banishes Bannon from National Security Council

National Security Advisor McMaster asserts his control in a shake-up of the NSC, but Bannon remains a powerful voice inside the White House.

US President Donald J. Trump delivers his first address to a joint session of Congress from the floor of the House of Representatives in Washington, DC, USA, 28 February 2017. / AFP / POOL / JIM LO SCALZO        (Photo credit should read JIM LO SCALZO/AFP/Getty Images)

Don’t Believe the New Trump

He’s still the same old, uninformed, easily manipulated, egomaniac — surrounded by second-raters, lickspittles, and extremists.

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Ego-Maniac Revolutions Don’t Last

The closest analogy for Donald Trump is Henry VIII — and Steve Bannon may not have his ear for long.

NATIONAL HARBOR, MD - FEBRUARY 23:  White House Chief Strategist Steve Bannon participates in a conversation during the Conservative Political Action Conference at the Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center February 23, 2017 in National Harbor, Maryland. Hosted by the American Conservative Union, CPAC is an annual gathering of right wing politicians, commentators and their supporters.  (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)

Bannon’s Vision of the World Isn’t What Makes America Great

Tearing down a system that, for all its missteps, helped produce decades of peace among the great powers, spread democracy, and share unparalleled progress is not the way to put Americans first.

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