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Populism

  1. infrastructure
    GOP to Biden: Raise Taxes on Our Rural Base, Not Coastal ElitesBiden wants to fund infrastructure with taxes on the (largely coastal) corporate elite. Republicans insist on soaking their own base instead.
  2. donald trump
    Trump Calls On Biden to Let Global Capital Dictate U.S. Tax PolicyThe ex-president argues that raising taxes on multinational corporations to pay for American infrastructure is a “globalist betrayal.”
  3. conservatism
    Rubio Endorses Labor Unions (As a Punishment for ‘Woke’ Companies)Rubio’s endorsement of the union drive at Amazon is an ultimatum to capital: If you want the GOP to help you crush labor, don’t go “woke.”
  4. conservatism
    What Can Republicans Do to Make ‘Conservative Populism’ More Popular?From identifying a few ways to re-redistribute resources to their constituencies to restricting the franchise, Republicans are battling the future.
  5. gridlock
    Today’s Gridlock Is Like a 19th-Century NightmareWe’re experiencing the instability and close partisan competition of the Gilded Age along with the big differences and fury of the 1850s.
  6. the republican party
    The GOP’s Establishment Is More Populist Than Its TrumpistsHouse Republicans are more staunchly pro-Trump — and anti-minimum-wage hikes – than Mitch McConnell is.
  7. politics
    The New Foreign Flavor of CPAC’s Red MeatAmerica may still be first at the conservative gathering, but this year’s event has come with a lot more European-style populism.
  8. the national interest
    The Right and the Left Are Teaming Up to Lie About the Stimulus BillThe first true populist fight of the Trump era has finally arrived.
  9. conservatism
    Why the Right’s Principled Populists Will LoseThe vanguard of “pro-worker conservatism” has a clear-eyed view of the Trump era’s lessons — but little hope of making the GOP learn them.
  10. vision 2021
    Biden 2020: Change That Wall Street Liberals Can Believe In?Biden seems interested in redistributing income, but not in challenging the private power of his party’s favorite industries.
  11. q&a
    The Conservative Case for Organized LaborA dissident conservative think tank — and Marco Rubio — is calling on the GOP to embrace collective-bargaining rights.
  12. just asking questions
    What’s the Matter With Populism? Nothing.Historian Thomas Frank wants to reclaim real American populism from both liberal detractors and conservative pretenders.
  13. populism
    The Populist Case for Trump Is Now 100 Percent Policy FreeIn an op-ed, GOP senator Josh Hawley argues that Trump has fought Wall Street to aid working people, citing no examples.
  14. republican party
    The GOP Coalition Is Getting More Working-Class. Its Agenda Isn’t.A post-Trump, putatively “populist” GOP may make gains with working people. But there’s no sign it will serve their interests.
  15. joe biden
    The Biden-Trump Race Is a Tale of Two PopulismsOne speaks to the temporarily embarrassed millionaire, the other to the proud laborer.
  16. donald trump jr.
    Donald Trump Jr. Thinks His Rust Belt Boarding School Made Him a Regular GuyHis father went to a Pennsylvania Rust Belt school, too, called Wharton!
  17. vision 2020
    The Emerging Anybody-But-Warren CampaignAs Elizabeth Warren becomes more popular, claims that her nomination would throw the election to Trump — or even wreck the economy — are spreading.
  18. pentagon budget
    Trump: U.S. Defense Spending Is Too High — But Must Not Be CutThe president shared his coherent, carefully considered thoughts on the Pentagon budget with CNBC Monday morning.
  19. interesting times
    Andrew Sullivan: Good-bye, Theresa. Hello, Boris?Why the populist right keeps gaining ground — and center keeps losing it — in Europe, and around the world.
  20. vision 2020
    The Democrats’ Best Economic Message for 2020 Isn’t a MysteryIt’s the populism, stupid.
  21. what the right is reading
    A Different Way to Think About White Identity PoliticsRight-wing populism is on the rise. A new book argues this dangerous political force can be tamed by finding healthy outlets for some of its impulses.
  22. vision 2020
    Democrats Must Reach Out to Moderates in 2020 – By Waging a Vicious Class WarWidespread resentment of the rich gives Democrats a major electoral advantage — but only when they appeal to the electorate’s inner Robespierre.
  23. 2020 elections
    Kamala Harris Embraces Populism — and Tries to Define What That Means in 2020At her campaign kickoff in Oakland, Harris quoted RFK and declared she’s “for the people” — a message touted by many fellow candidates.
  24. alexandria ocasio-cortez
    AOC Thinks Billionaires Are a Threat to Democracy. So Did Our Founders.The idea that democracy and billionaires are incompatible might seem radical to conservatives. But to America’s founders, it seemed like common sense.
  25. conservatism
    Why Tucker Carlson Plays a Critic of Capitalism on TVCapital flight — and “woke” consumer brands — have become a visceral threat to white, rural America’s traditional values.
  26. 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.
  27. 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.
  28. 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?
  29. 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.
  30. the national interest
    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.”
  31. 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.
  32. 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.”
  33. the national interest
    White House Learns Tip-Robbing Plan Will Rob Waiters. Guess What Happened Next.They … felt terrible and changed their mind about the plan?
  34. 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.
  35. The IMF Warns Trump’s Tax Cuts Could Trigger a Global ‘Race to the Bottom’Globalism is the new populism.
  36. 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.
  37. 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?
  38. 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.
  39. 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.
  40. 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.
  41. 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.
  42. 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.
  43. 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.
  44. 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.
  45. 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.
  46. international affairs
    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.
  47. politics
    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.
  48. 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.
  49. international affairs
    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.
  50. Trump and the Right-Wing Populist Tradition of Judge-BashingThe politics of Andrew Jackson reemerging in 2017.
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