Thursday, April 12, 2018

Looking Ahead to the 2018 Elections

I wrote the article below for State of the Left, a website run by the UK social democratic think tank, Policy Network. I wouldn't say there's a lot of real revelations in the article since it's written to try to get UK audiences up to speed on what's going on here in the run-up to November. But you may find it useful as a summation of a number of different relevant strands to the election.
Note that this was written before Paul Ryan bailed out on his party so my judgments on the trouble the GOP is in are probably conservative.
The 2018 election in the United States will be the first national vote since Donald Trump’s stunning populist triumph in November, 2016. As such, it will tell us a great deal about the popularity (or lack thereof) of Trump’s version of the Republican party and…

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