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Iran's president is vying for votes by attacking the country's unelected institutions. But votes might not be what decides the election.


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Donald Trump Is the President America Deserves

Democracy is less resilient in the United States than in Europe because Americans forgot it needed to be.

Shadow Government

From a Shining City on a Hill to a Banana Republic

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France’s Presidency Is Too Powerful to Work

Emmanuel Macron will likely be the next occupant of the most powerful office in the democratic world. He'll also be its next victim.


If Trump Would Only Stop Tweeting, He Might Actually Be a Good President

The White House’s foreign policy is normal. The commander-in-chief isn’t.

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