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Real Housewives of the West Wing

The White House has become a reality show. A president gets the advice he deserves. For those who have studied presidential politics and behavior over the past half century, this is both a blessing and a curse. While there has been no shortage of sharp elbows over the...

The Death Rattle Of The Trump Presidency Has Begun

The end began when the adults took over the investigation. It’s now over but the shouting. It began the moment charges moved from unnamed sources in the New York Times and the Washington Post to the desk of Robert Mueller III, the former Director of the FBI, now the...

The Inevitable Resignation Of Donald J. Trump

This administration cannot last; the only issue that remains is the date and time of its departure. At some point, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and House Speaker Paul Ryan will make the long and painful trip to the Oval Office ― like others did in August...

Our Rogue Presidency As Seen From Asian Shores

The phone calls and emails from my Pacific Rim associates have become more apoplectic since January 20th. As they watch CNN International or BBC, they cannot understand how a society as prosperous and smart as the United States—a beacon of stability—could drive itself...

We Now Enter the Most Dangerous Chapter of American History

We saw a deep contrast between President Obama’s farewell speech in Chicago and President-Elect Trump’s first press conference in Washington. With Obama, saw heard the soaring rhetoric that we have become accustomed to over the past eight years. We have also listened...

Dark Times Because Of Trump

Interview with Mary Buffett by Andreas Deutsch, DER AKTIONÄR (Germany’s major economy and finance magazine) AD: Before the election everybody was afraid of Mr. Trump. Now he is president-elect and the Dow Jones rises and rises. Will that continue in 2017? MB: Let’s...

Welcome To The Presidential Transition From Hell

There is an old adage that stands the test of time: You never get a second chance to make a good first impression. Until Donald Trump pulled off the most surprising presidential upset in several generations, being exiled to the Trump Presidential Transition Team was...

This Year’s Trump and 2020’s ‘NextTrump’

If a soap opera scriptwriter were to pen the drama of this political season as afternoon fare, it would be laughed out of the writer’s room. Nobody would believe it. As a nation, we are dragging ourselves to the finish line, exhausted and full of mud, and we are...

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