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Today the Washington Post’s Dave Weigel outlined Senate and House Republicans’ brutally conservative policy agenda, from gutting Obamacare, the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform Act, and Consumer Finance Protection Bureau to defunding Planned Parenthood, rolling back federal standards for school lunches, wage rules for federal contractors, and the Paris Climate Accords. Also, Paul Krugman argued that the U.S. is becoming a -stan while Paul Campos said a better parallel may be the caudillo-led ‘populist’ authoritarian tradition of Central and South America. And Josh Marshall pondered a link between burgeoning economic monopolism and rising political-economic polarization. Do you agree with the Gallup majority who have little confidence in the ability of our Caudillo-elect to handle an international crisis, deploy our military wisely, or prevent scandals in his administration?

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Today on Campus

Mixed NutsAuthoritarianism and the Post-Truth World
Midday Matinee – Linda Lee with Trial Run at Old Age

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