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Trump blames Iran for attack on U.S. embassy…

“Iran killed an American contractor, wounding many. We strongly responded, and always will,” Trump wrote in an early morning tweet. “Now Iran is orchestrating an attack on the U.S. Embassy in Iraq. They will be…

Putin’s Russia, 20 years on

Marc Bennetts is a Moscow-based journalist and author of “I’m Going to Ruin Their Lives: Inside Putin’s War on Russia’s Opposition” (Oneworld, 2016). MOSCOW — Boris Yeltsin had a reputation for the sensational and the…

The Worst Political Predictions of 2019

How wide was the gulf between what actually happened in 2019 and the paths imagined by our pundits and politicians? Drawing from scores of op-eds, tweets, news stories and other first drafts of not-yet-history, here’s…

The Key to Elizabeth Warren’s Crisis Moment?

‘Her brand of feminism then was to … look at the data’ Not everybody saw Elizabeth Warren, early on, as standing apart from the organized women’s movement. To some of her male colleagues, she seemed…

Alice Rivlin: The Doyenne of Budget Policy

In 1972, my professor at the Maxwell School of Syracuse University handed me a small book and told me that it would be the most important text about public policy analysis I would read. This…

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