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The Slippery Slope of Trump’s Dangerous ‘Whataboutism’

The president’s moral relativity is an attack on our shared values, an invitation to dictators, and license to commit awful deeds.

The Cable

Catch Up on The Presidential Debates: Somalia Edition

Not to worry: Even Trump came up, tangentially.

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3 Ways to Get Rid of President Trump Before 2020

Why you need to read the 25th Amendment now.

Argument

Forget Dow 20,000 — the Boom Times Are Over. Is Democracy Next?

Liberal democracy and market capitalism are taken for granted as the best form of government. That bubble may be about to burst.

Feature

Democracy Devoured

“American ideals are in tatters, with the rich living in policed penthouses and the poor against a backdrop of drought, disease, and poisoned water. Donald ...

The Cable

The Presidential Transition Is Going Smoothly. In Ghana.

How Ghana silenced the haters and losers by holding free, fair elections and transitioning power peacefully.

Argument

Poland Was Never as Democratic as It Looked

The EU’s membership conditions only dressed up illiberal societies in democrats' clothing. Now we’re seeing the fallout.

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The Best Things of 2016

Leonardo DiCaprio finally won an Oscar. Beyonce’s ‘Lemonade’ was released. But what else happened this past year that calls for celebrating?

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Democracy Is Dying as Technocrats Watch

Assaults on democracy are working because our current political elites have no idea how to defend it.

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