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The only way to prevent America’s two-party system from succumbing to extremism is to scrap it altogether.
By Lee Drutman
The same impulse that brought Trump to power could save U.S. democracy.
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Trump’s trade wars aren’t just about him or China—but global economic imbalances that the next U.S. administration will still have to address.
By Michael Pettis
The only way to save journalism is to make readers direct participants in making, and paying for, the media.
By Jimmy Wales and Orit Kopel
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