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  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. Trump and the Right-Wing Populist Tradition of Judge-BashingThe politics of Andrew Jackson reemerging in 2017.
  5. 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.
  6. 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.
  7. 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.
  8. 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.
  9. international affairs
    Italy’s Prime Minister Resigns After Referendum DefeatHis departure represents a resounding win for Europe’s right-wing populists and Eurosceptics.
  10. Sarah Palin Calls Trump’s Carrier Deal ‘Crony Capitalism’The “principled conservative opposition” may have a new leader.
  11. 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.
  12. 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.
  13. 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.
  14. 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.
  15. international affairs
    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.
  16. 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.
  17. Why Steve Bannon Hates Paul RyanThere’s a vast ideological gulf between the president-elect’s chief strategist and the Speaker of the House.
  18. Trump Will Betray His White Working-Class Base. When and How Will Matter a Lot.It will open a door for Democrats.
  19. Trump Won a Lot of White Working-Class Voters Who Backed ObamaProgressives can’t afford to give up on winning them back.
  20. class warfare
    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?
  21. 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. 
  22. the national interest
    Republicans Are Trying Very Hard, But They Won’t Pull Off PopulismIt’s hard to get around that policy agenda.
  23. the national interest
    Can Obama Be a Nerd Populist?Obama is attempting to exploit a cleavage between intellectual elites and financial elites.