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AMID the spicy anecdotes, superficial insights, sycophancy, score-settling and casual loutishness displayed in a new memoir of Donald Trump’s election campaign, “Let Trump be Trump”, by Corey Lewandowski and David Bossie, the two essential characteristics of Trumpland shine through. One is a permanent state of confusion, and sometimes chaos, attending…

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AFTER several women accused him of sexual harassment, Al Franken required the support of his colleagues to hold onto his job. Most stood by him for a couple of weeks after the first accusations against the 66-year-old Democratic senator from Minnesota surfaced. But by the time an eighth accuser came…

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WHAT are Republican lawmakers in politics to achieve? Not many years ago, at the peak of their outrage over Barack Obama’s economic stimulus package, “balanced budgets” might have featured in the answer. But the frenzied passage of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act through Congress has revealed the insincerity of…

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