Trump Faces Steep Learning Curve on Japan, China Relations

For decades now, the United States has been expanding all manners of relations with Japan and China–economic and business, financial, military, cultural, tourism, education, and more. As a result, the three economies have essentially merged and the web of interdependencies is enormous and complicated. The center of the world’s economy has shifted to Northeast Asia […]…

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If we can’t agree on the facts, how do we have a democracy?

This is an incredibly important column from Jim Rutenberg in today’s New York Times. It connects with some of the things I have been saying about the media and the quality of the American debate. In the column, Rutenberg quotes Martin Barron, executive editor of the Washington Post, as asking: “If you have a society […]…

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