After a fraught first year, and though he is still far from popular, the secretary has won fresh plaudits and has quietly built new support both at Foggy Bottom and among key Republicans.
The rise of populism is very real, particularly at a time when establishment governments have failed to deliver for their citizens.
If Euroskeptic parties win a majority, which is a possibility, and somehow cobble together a coalition, Italy could be looking at a referendum on whether to leave the eurozone.
Over the years, too many lawmakers have become drunk on spending. And in Washington, the party is going full-tilt.
Trump’s infrastructure plan, while long delayed, reflects absolutely none of the thoughtfulness and bipartisan compromise needed for such a proposal to pass Congress.
The question that faces the modern world is not about “religious violence” per se, but instead about religious conflict that leads to violence.
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