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Politics

John Bolton and the nationalist moment

Terminally wrong though he is, there is something fundamentally American about him

By Matt Purple

Politics

Presidency Inc.

Running for the highest office in the land is a money-making exercise

By Matt Purple

Politics

American conservatives look to Europe for inspiration

Three years ago at the annual Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) just outside Washington, I convened in a large room with a small group of mostly British expatriates to watch Nigel Farage rail against the European Union. That was then; this is now, and today Farage is one of the event’s most iconic superstars. His […]

By Matt Purple

The Donald Trump show enters season two

Next up on America, it’s the season two premiere of The Donald Trump Show. All your favorite characters are back—or are they? Will The Mooch be able to scheme and scream his way back into the White House? Will Steve Bannon, last seen indulging a quaff from his hip flask as a door embossed with […]

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