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The Geniuses Who Brought You the Iraq War Are at It Again

The following was originally published in The Nation The “Blob”—the epithet Obama speechwriter Ben Rhodes used to scorn Washington’s inbred, vainglorious, bipartisan foreign-policy elite—is striking back. In a series of foreign policy reports designed to influence the...

It’s Game Over After the Las Vegas Debate

The following was originally published in The Nation Game over. Hillary Clinton will be the next president of the United States. The last presidential debate—fear and loathing in Las Vegas redux—was a beatdown. Clinton didn’t win on points. She pummeled Trump...

Inequality Is Still the Defining Issue of Our Time

In 2011, President Obama, speaking in the wake of Occupy Wall Street, called inequality the “defining issue of our time.” Now Jason Furman, chair of the Council on Economic Advisors, argues that Obama “narrowed the inequality gap” more than any president in 50 years....

The Second Presidential Debate: Gutter-Ball Edition

The following was originally published in The Nation The second presidential debate was preceded by a public handshake of a haunted Bill Clinton and a somber Melania Trump. It began with the two contenders refusing to shake hands. And spiraled down from there. The...

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