Nationalism

Visualizing The Collapse Of The Middle Class In 20 Major U.S. Cities

When future historians look back at the beginning of the 21st century, they’ll note that we grappled with many big issues. However, historians will not view these ideas and events in isolation. Instead, they will link them all, at least partially, to an overarching trend that is intimately connected to today’s biggest problems: the “hollowing out” of the middle class.

Frontrunning: April 21

  • Attack overshadows last campaign day in France (Reuters)
  • Paris Gunman Was Questioned by Police in February (WSJ)
  • French PM knocks Le Pen, Fillon stance on security after Paris shooting (Reuters)
  • Battle zone scenes at Paris Champs Elysees (Reuters)
  • In ‘Buy American’ Push, Trump Is Starting in a Hole (WSJ)

The EU Is One Big Fatal Flaw

In its present setting, the EU has no future. And, more importantly, there is no mechanism available to change that setting...

The Definitive Brexit "Wall Chart"

Presenting the Brexit "Wall Chart" courtesy of Goldman, which lays out in clear detail not only what the next two years will look like for the Brexit process, but superimposes on it parallel events across Europe.

Foundation & Empire - Is Donald Trump 'The Mule'?

"I don’t see Trump as an evil Mule character in this Shakespearian tragedy, as it progresses towards its ill-fated denouement...  It’s like jockeying for the best seat on the Titanic as it sinks into the frigid ocean depths of the Atlantic. The American Empire is in shambles and no one can reverse its course at this point."

Watch Live: Paul Ryan Holds Press Conference On What Happens Next

Paul Ryan and GOP leaders are holding a press conference to discuss next steps in the aftermath of Friday's failure to repeal Obamacare, and as Reuters reports, among other discussion topics, the GOP is currently contemplating ways to revive the repeal of Obamacare, with CNN adding that Ryan may potentially re-engage the Freedom Caucus.