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Democratic Death Spiral

They just had the fourth elections in Spain in four years…. and the results will still be deadlock (and gains for a potentially nasty populist party). As this editorial points out, there’s almost no country in Europe where democracy works … Continue reading

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Of Plants and Jobs

I once read that the perpetual conflict between insects that want to eat plants and the ways that plants deal with them (including offering the insects juicy bits in exchange for leaving the rest of the plant alone) make all … Continue reading

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Giving the People What They Want (Good and Hard)

Trump is not about politics or policy in any traditional sense at all. His entire shtick is calculated to provide value for the American consumer and he’s already working overtime to do that. As long as you feel something, he’s … Continue reading

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