From National Review, Dan McLaughlin on realism, not delusion, about Trump and the conservative movement. Why are there no good conservative critiques of Trump’s unified government? Jonathan Chait on the final surrender of anti-Trump conservatism. Trump is bringing chaos — and the business world hates chaos. What’s the matter with Trumpland? Paul Krugman on the economics and politics of America’s growing economic disunion. Francis Wilkinson on the fascination with Trump’s base. Will there ever be a tipping point for Trump’s supporters? Francesco Duina on his book Broke and Patriotic: Why Poor Americans Love Their Country. Michael D. Yates reviews Looking at the U.S. White Working Class Historically by David Gilbert.


Dmitry Lyusin and Abdul-Raheem Mohammed (HSE): Are Emotionally Intelligent People More Emotionally Stable? An Experience Sampling Study. The Facebook follies: Deleting your account won’t un-elect Trump. Dereliction of duty: Jonathan Stevenson on H.R. McMaster. Who represents Martin Luther King, Jr.’s legacy today? The most important decision of Trump’s presidency: In a little over a month, he’ll choose whether to pull out of the Iran nuclear deal — the wrong choice could mean the Iraq war times 10. How to hit Sinclair where it hurts, according to an anonymous Sinclair anchor. The duty of rescue: Paul Collier on ethical foundations for international aid. An excerpt from Why We Lie About Aid by Pablo Yanguas. How should we punish a murder? Anti-abortion rhetoric is so extreme that it’s no wonder some activists support drastic measures.

501 days in swampland: A constant drip of self-dealing — and this is just what we know so far. Scott Pruitt was always an ethical nightmare: Donald Trump knew what he was getting when he picked Pruitt to lead the EPA. Scott Pruitt is the symptom — modern conservatism is the disease. Why conservatives tolerate Trump’s crony capitalism.


Tim Dickinson goes inside the decade-long Russian campaign to infiltrate NRA, elect Trump. Mueller’s team questioning Russian oligarchs. The Department of Justice thinks that collusion is a crime. Mueller may be baiting Trump, eyeing early-summer release on obstruction. 4 theories on what Mueller telling Trump he’s not a “target” means. Mueller is investigating Trump, whether he’s a “criminal target” or not. Zachary Fryer-Biggs on why nobody knows what’s going on inside the Mueller investigation. Thread: “The most interesting part of this piece is the revelation that Mueller wants to write a report on this, ‘to answer the public's questions’”. Nancy LeTourneau on the Mueller factor in the upcoming midterms.

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