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After Running On Economic Populism, Republicans Want To Destroy The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau

The Huffington Post | Ryan Grim | Posted 11.17.2016 | Politics

WASHINGTON ― Senate Republicans are gearing up for an assault on one of the trademark populist achievements of the Obama administration, vowing to t...

Is This The Death Of The Democratic Party? The Death Of The Liberal Media? And By The Way, Bernie Would Have Won

Anis Shivani | Posted 11.14.2016 | Politics
Anis Shivani

There have always been two narratives about this election. One predicted what actually happened in the end, while the other missed the boat completely.

The Vulnerability Of Trump's Fake Populism

Robert Kuttner | Posted 11.13.2016 | Politics
Robert Kuttner

A key question is not whether his base will notice the contradictions, but when they will notice. In the short run, he could keep fooling them, for two reasons.

A Nation Up for Grabs

Robert Koehler | Posted 11.10.2016 | Politics
Robert Koehler

And so we are a nation up for grabs. Racist populism trounces . . . uh, trumps . . . platitudes about America's greatness. Hillary Clinton, though sl...

Here's what science says about populism, the rise of Donald Trump, and how to heal a fractured country

The Conversation Global | Posted 11.04.2016 | Politics
The Conversation Global

Whoever wins the US presidential election will have to govern for the whole of the country. Carlos Barria/Reuters Pascal Molenberghs, Monash Universi...

Brexit, Trump, and Five (Wrong) Lessons About 'The Populist Challenge'

Prof. Cas Mudde | Posted 11.07.2016 | Politics
Prof. Cas Mudde

If populism wasn't already the political buzzword of the 21st-century before the Brexit vote in the United Kingdom (UK) and the rise of Trump in the United States (U.S.), it surely is now. Media stories about populism have been proliferating at an exponential rate, as have populism "experts". Everything is populism and everyone is a populism expert.

Populism and democracy: Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde?

The Conversation Global | Posted 11.02.2016 | Politics
The Conversation Global

Donald Trump in New Mexico. Carlo Allegri/Reuters John Keane, University of Sydney; Benjamin Moffitt, Stockholm University; Cristóbal Rovira Kaltwas...

Populism, Pluralism, Urbanism

Dante Disparte | Posted 11.01.2016 | Politics
Dante Disparte

Historically the principal forces shaping the world were of the cold economic variety. Trade growth, GDP, global integration were among the principal...

Establishment Blues In Europe

Kristi Lowe | Posted 12.21.2016 | Politics
Kristi Lowe

These are tough times to be a mainstream party or candidate in Europe. Economic anxiety has left voters all over the continent grumpy. Fears about migration, displacement, national identity, and terrorist attacks are kindling anger.

The 2016 Presidential Race: Dr. Strangelove? Or Queen Jezebel?

Timothy J. Barnett | Posted 10.19.2016 | Politics
Timothy J. Barnett

This is a bizarre time in U.S. presidential politics. American voters are faced with an unsavory choice between two presidential candidates, neither of whom would be viable if the other party offered a credible alternative.

Solidarity in times of distrust

Pawel Adamowicz | Posted 09.19.2016 | World
Pawel Adamowicz

"Solidarity in times of distrust" was the main theme of the 16th Polish Sociological Congress, which took place in Gdansk last week. It was great "foo...

Angle of Descent: Demagogues and the Collective Situation, Part I - The Swiftly Flowing Current

Alan Briskin | Posted 09.12.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Alan Briskin

(Introduction / Part One / Part Two / Part Three / Part Four) "If a man going down into a river, swollen and swiftly flowing, is carried away by the ...

Trump: The Roots Of Improvisation

Lawrence Rosenthal | Posted 09.02.2016 | Politics
Lawrence Rosenthal

From the very start of his campaign Donald Trump's case for his superior qualification for the presidency has rested on his vaunted deal-making ability.

The Political Left and Right Are Being Upended by Globalization Politics

Nouriel Roubini | Posted 08.23.2016 | World
Nouriel Roubini

A new political alignment erases the old left and right paradigms of labor versus capital, workers versus business, taxes and regulation versus free enterprise.

Trump's And Clinton's Economy Plans: Eight Essential Reads

The Conversation US | Posted 08.12.2016 | Business
The Conversation US

Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump gave dueling economic addresses this week, offering contrasting visions of where we are now and where each candidate would like to take us.

Trump's Economic Vision Reveals The Obvious - He's An Oligarch, Not A Populist

Jonathan Weiler | Posted 08.11.2016 | Politics
Jonathan Weiler

Donald Trump's economic proposals, elusive and less-than-fully-formed though many of them remain, paint a clear picture. His economic vision is not "populist," contrary to conventional wisdom.

The Revenge Of The Losers Of Globalization? Brexit, Trump And Globalization

Prof. Cas Mudde | Posted 08.09.2016 | Politics
Prof. Cas Mudde

They seem to be everywhere these days, the so-called "losers of globalization," and their anger is allegedly transforming politics across the globe. From Brexit to the rise of Trump, globalization is the explanation and its losers are to blame.

Why Gun Control and Anti-Muslim Rhetoric Is the New Frontier of America's Culture War

Young Professionals in Foreign Policy | Posted 08.04.2016 | Politics
Young Professionals in Foreign Policy

By Tania F. Cohen After the June mass shooting at an Orlando gay nightclub, familiar arguments about gun control and terrorism reemerged in news cycl...

Prospects for a Post-Maduro Venezuela

Daniel Wagner | Posted 07.25.2016 | World
Daniel Wagner

Over the past several weeks, hundreds of thousands of Venezuelans have crossed the previously closed border with Colombia to purchase the basic necess...

Two Democratic Parties Meet At Philadelphia Convention. Can They Unite To Beat Trump?

Roger Hickey | Posted 07.24.2016 | Politics
Roger Hickey

Because Hillary needs to win the general election support of Sanders voters, the Clinton team allowed the Bernie supporters to write much of the Democratic Platform.  The result was a progressive victory. 

Sorry, Trumps: You Cannot Eliminate Inheritance Taxes And Be 'Populists'.

Paul Abrams | Posted 07.20.2016 | Politics
Paul Abrams

Leveling the playing field is the heart of populism. Eliminating the inheritance tax makes the slope of that playing field steeper and steeper. It is a slap in the face to democracy and meritocracy.

Can Bernie Sanders Make A Big Difference For Hillary Clinton?

William Bradley | Posted 07.15.2016 | Media
William Bradley

The latest polls, and the latest terrorist attack, make it appallingly clear that Donald Trump really can be elected president.

Right-Sizing The Financial Sector In Post-Brexit Europe

Dean Baker | Posted 07.12.2016 | Business
Dean Baker

As a result of EU rules, it will be difficult to conduct many of the transactions which now take place in London if the UK is no longer part of the EU. This means that a large part of London's financial industry will soon be looking for a new home.

Tony Blair's Ruination, And Hillary Clinton's Real Problem

William Bradley | Posted 07.12.2016 | Media
William Bradley

For the past seven years, the British government has done something the Obama administration opted against, mounting a painstaking official inquiry into the origins and conduct of the Iraq War.

Lessons From An American Who Worked On The 'Leave' Campaign

Mark Hamilton | Posted 11.14.2016 | World
Mark Hamilton

In the four years I've worked in London, I never once ventured any further than Heathrow Airport, that is, until I was brought on to work for Vote Leave campaign - the campaign for the UK to leave the European Union.