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Populism

  1. jamal khashoggi
    Trump Won’t Let Khashoggi’s Death Cost Working-Class Saudi Lobbyists Their JobsThe president says that the U.S. can’t afford to lose all the jobs that the Saudi alliance creates. But he really means “the swamp” can’t.
  2. elizabeth warren
    Elizabeth Warren Releases DNA Test Indicating Native American AncestryThe 2020 hopeful probably has a Native American ancestor — and definitely gained no professional benefit from that fact.
  3. interesting times
    Andrew Sullivan: The Danger of Trump’s Political AccomplishmentsThe Trump administration has been more successful on its own terms than many of us want to believe. But where is that headed?
  4. Major Investors Believe a Populist Democratic Government Is ComingPortfolio managers are trading bank stocks for cash, fearing a Democratic takeover of the House will embolden the party’s progressive wing in 2020.
  5. Trump Calls His Supporters ‘Elite,’ Doesn’t Understand How Populism Works“We got more money, we got more brains, we got better houses, apartments, we got nicer boats … we’re the elite.”
  6. No, Democratic Populism Won’t Force Republicans to Accept Big GovernmentReihan Salam wants Republicans to develop a positive agenda of universal programs the white working class will embrace. It’s not going to happen.
  7. The 4 Biggest Banks Have Already Made $2.3 Billion Off Trump’s Tax CutsThe president promised that his tax law would not favor the “wealthy and well-connected.”
  8. White House Learns Tip-Robbing Plan Will Rob Waiters. Guess What Happened Next.They … felt terrible and changed their mind about the plan?
  9. Bannon Tells France’s National Front: ‘Let Them Call You Racist’The grandiose strategist, wounded but not defeated, is in the middle of a European tour.
  10. The IMF Warns Trump’s Tax Cuts Could Trigger a Global ‘Race to the Bottom’Globalism is the new populism.
  11. Trump DOL Hid Report Showing Its Tips Rule Would Likely Cost Workers BillionsAn analysis found that Trump’s proposal could transfer billions of dollars in tips from workers to their employers. So the analysis was canceled.
  12. The Republican Party Deserves a Better Civil WarThe Bannon–McConnell feud boils down to this: How many more dashes of white-nationalist authoritarianism does the Koch agenda need?
  13. Trump’s Tax Plan: Prioritize Cuts for the Rich, Say He Isn’tRepublicans have their final framework for tax reform — and it still includes tax breaks that only multimillionaires can use.
  14. Bannon on the Outside Could Be Even More DangerousWhile Bannon’s rivals in the administration will be happy to see him go, he could cause the White House immense problems as a free agent.
  15. Populist President: I’d Rather Get Advice From Wall Street Than ‘a Poor Person’At a rally in Iowa, Trump explains why his cabinet is filled with multimillionaires.
  16. 6 Takeaways From Montana’s Special ElectionMontana’s special election has many lessons, but it’s unclear if it tells us a lot about the remaining contests of 2017, much less the 2018 midterms.
  17. Telling Trump Fans He’s Betraying Them Won’t WorkThe president’s white working class base voters won’t abandon him even if Democrats pursue them with populist pitchforks.
  18. It’s True: If Comey Hadn’t Sent That Letter, Clinton Would Be PresidentThere were plenty of weaknesses and mistakes that made her vulnerable. But James Comey still flipped the result.
  19. Autopsy: It Was Obama-Trump Voters, in the Rust Belt, With the Economic AnxietyBut, also, the white racial backlash, insufficient Democratic turnout, and James Comey. The new 2016 autopsies prove that everyone was right.
  20. After Softening on China, Trump Goes All-in on Anti-Canada PopulismThe president slaps tariffs on Canadian lumber and vows that “we will not stand for” Ottawa’s unfair trade practices.
  21. French Election Proves Politics As Usual Aren’t Dead YetStill, there’s no question that the voting public across the West is terribly alienated from their governments.
  22. Jared Kushner Is More of an Economic Populist Than Steve BannonThe “globalist” wing wants to give Trump’s working-class voters subsidized family leave and child care. Bannon tried to kick them off of Medicaid.
  23. Yet Another Goldman Sachs Banker Is Headed for the Trump AdministrationWall Street sees Deputy Treasury Secretary nominee Jim Donovan as a check on Steve Bannon’s economic nationalism.
  24. What You Need to Know About the Dutch ElectionGeert Wilders probably won’t be prime minister even if his party wins, but right-wing populist has shifted the political discourse.
  25. Trump and the Right-Wing Populist Tradition of Judge-BashingThe politics of Andrew Jackson reemerging in 2017.
  26. Conservatives Are Losing Their Base To TrumpThe voters Republicans were counting on to back them up in fights with the president have gone over to his side decisively and perhaps for good.
  27. Steve Bannon Sees Himself As Thomas Cromwell. Will His Head End Up on a Spike?Henry VIII’s powerful adviser did change history. But he also came to a bad end.
  28. The Radical Unpredictability of Donald TrumpAs everyone tries to get a fix on what his administration will be like, the most terrifying possibility is that it will follow no pattern at all.
  29. Democratic Populism Probably About to Take a Beating in Huey Long’s StateSenate candidate Foster Campbell has a message tailor-made for his state. But it probably won’t matter.
  30. Italy’s Prime Minister Resigns After Referendum DefeatHis departure represents a resounding win for Europe’s right-wing populists and Eurosceptics.
  31. Sarah Palin Calls Trump’s Carrier Deal ‘Crony Capitalism’The “principled conservative opposition” may have a new leader.
  32. Trump Suggests He Followed Through on Carrier Deal Just to Save FaceTrump says that he didn’t intend for his initial promise to keep the plant in Indiana to be taken literally.
  33. Nancy Pelosi Turns Back a Populist ChallengeWhile she didn’t win her leadership election by a landslide, she did show that Democratic leaders won’t go quietly into retirement.
  34. Trump’s Treasury Pick Says His Tax Cut Won’t Benefit the ‘Upper Class’Last month, the Tax Policy Center found that Trump’s plan would give the top 0.1 percent an average tax break of 14 percent.
  35. Trump Taps Steve Mnuchin for Treasury SecretaryThe populist president names a former Goldman Sachs partner — who is also the son of a Goldman Sachs partner — to his cabinet.
  36. Angela Merkel Will Run for 4th Term As German ChancellorAfter Trump’s victory, some having been calling her the new leader of the free world.
  37. Trump Has Made Wall Street Giddy AgainWall Street was expecting new regulations. Now it’s getting deregulation, tax cuts, and cabinet positions — because the “populist” won.
  38. Why Steve Bannon Hates Paul RyanThere’s a vast ideological gulf between the president-elect’s chief strategist and the Speaker of the House.
  39. Trump Will Betray His White Working-Class Base. When and How Will Matter a Lot.It will open a door for Democrats.
  40. Trump Won a Lot of White Working-Class Voters Who Backed ObamaProgressives can’t afford to give up on winning them back.
  41. Activists Have Declared War on Hedge Funds — and They Might Be WinningLarge investors are pulling out money for both political and financial reasons. Does this mark the beginning of a long decline?
  42. No, Ted Cruz Is Not an ‘Economic Populist’ Opposing a few corporate subsidies and being “anti-Establishment” does not outweigh an consistent dedication to policies that favor billionaires. 
  43. Republicans Are Trying Very Hard, But They Won’t Pull Off PopulismIt’s hard to get around that policy agenda.
  44. the ivy league
    The New Privilege: Loudly Denouncing Your PrivilegeParadoxes of elite populism.
  45. Can Obama Be a Nerd Populist?Obama is attempting to exploit a cleavage between intellectual elites and financial elites.