One of the puzzles of the past election is the near apocalyptic rhetoric, mostly from the right but also from the left, regarding the problems facing the country. David Brooks captures this nicely in his editorial on Alienation and the kind of politics it leads to. Read it here A few interesting bits — first if … More Every problem is not a crisis ..
It is very troubling to read data like this that suggests that not only do we disagree — but that we don’t even talk anymore to people who disagree with us. https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/monkey-cage/wp/2015/11/05/washington-doesnt-work-this-new-book-tells-us-why/?utm_campaign=earlyreturns&utm_medium=email&utm_source=newsletter&utm_term=.f414a643cf57
I’m back from Pakistan and Istanbul. It seems like people all over the world are seeing surges of nationalist feelings and social anxiety. Here is a good article about how President Trump keeps the loyalty of his base.
HEALTHCARE: (CNN) Divisions remain when it comes to repealing Obamacare (4/3) Trump claims that lawmakers are getting closer to making a breakthrough on health care despite calling out House Freedom Caucus members and threatening to work with Democrats if the Freedom Caucus won’t support a repeal and replace measure. Trump tweeted, “Anybody (especially Fake News … More The week before Syria in the news
Bannon and Nunes out, Kushner in; we might be OK. http://www.slate.com/articles/news_and_politics/politics/2017/04/bannon_and_nunes_out_kushner_in_we_might_be_ok.html