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05/28/2016 - 12:00am

    David Runciman is professor of politics at Cambridge University. His books include "The Confidence Trap," a brief, lively history of crises faced by democratic nations, and how those nations handled the challenges. The rise of Donald Trump, and continuing turmoil throughout Europe, have raised anew questions...

05/25/2016 - 9:00am

    Perhaps the most frustrating question about Donald Trump's political success is why people keep voting for him even though his statements often don't withstand the most basic fact-checking. And it's not just Trump: The Austrian presidential candidate...

05/25/2016 - 8:00am

    If Bernie Sanders and his supporters complained about other things the way they complain about the fairness of the Democratic presidential primary process:

    Chess: This game is rigged. The pawns get to move...

05/25/2016 - 7:00am

    In the wake of a mini-protest of Bernie Sanders supporters against the Nevada Democratic Party at its state convention in Las Vegas last weekend, Hillary Clinton in a CNN interview has essentially called on Sanders to rein them in.

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05/25/2016 - 12:00am

    If Hillary Clinton wins in November, Bill Clinton will occupy a doubly unique role in U.S. political history — not just as the first First Husband, but also as the first First Spouse who used to be president. Obviously he won’t spend his time baking cookies...

05/24/2016 - 6:00pm

    There were two big economic policy stories this week that you may have missed if you were distracted by Trumpian bombast and the yelling of the Sanders dead-enders. Each tells you a lot about both what President Barack Obama has accomplished and the stakes in this year...

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