Joe Manchin is using the spiteful politics of scapegoating to mask his own corruption

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The legislative battle between progressives and moderates over the “Build Back Better” spending bill became increasingly personal this week.

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Surprised to see US Republicans cozying up to the European far right? Don’t be | Cas Mudde

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Surprised to see US Republicans cozying up to the European far right? Don’t be

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Before Trump, only relatively fringe American conservatives had open connections to the international far right. Today, the ties have mainstreamed

Texas senator Ted Cruz recently addressed a far-right political summit in Spain. Photograph: Reuters

Texas senator Ted Cruz recently addressed a far-right political summit in Spain. Photograph: Reuters

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Surprised to see US Republicans cozying up to the European far right? Don’t be | Cas Mudde

OpinionUS politics

Surprised to see US Republicans cozying up to the European far right? Don’t be

Cas Mudde

Before Trump, only relatively fringe American conservatives had open connections to the international far right. Today, the ties have mainstreamed

Texas senator Ted Cruz recently addressed a far-right political summit in Spain. Photograph: Reuters

Texas senator Ted Cruz recently addressed a far-right political summit in Spain. Photograph: Reuters

Fri 15 Oct 2021 06.15 EDT
Last modified on Fri 15 Oct 2021 06.

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Heritage Names ‘D.C. Outsider’ Roberts as New President

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After months of deliberation behind closed doors, the Heritage Foundation board has decided on a new president. The selection for the prestigious post is Kevin Roberts, RealClearPolitics is the first to report.
Formerly the head of another think tank, the Texas Public Policy Foundation, Roberts (pictured at right, with Texas Gov. Greg  Abbott) has been described as a “cowboy Catholic.” An academic with a doctorate in American history, he is not, however, a seasoned political operator by inside-the-Beltway standards. And that, sources say, is by design.

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Heritage Names ‘D.C. Outsider’ Roberts as New President

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After months of deliberation behind closed doors, the Heritage Foundation board has decided on a new president. The selection for the prestigious post is Kevin Roberts, RealClearPolitics is the first to report.
Formerly the head of another think tank, the Texas Public Policy Foundation, Roberts (pictured at right, with Texas Gov. Greg  Abbott) has been described as a “cowboy Catholic.” An academic with a doctorate in American history, he is not, however, a seasoned political operator by inside-the-Beltway standards. And that, sources say, is by design.

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What If There Is No Meritocracy?

The realization that life isn’t as fair as democracy obliges us to pretend it is ought to cool populist passions rather than intensifying them.

NRPLUS MEMBER ARTICLE T here are not many contemporary phenomena that have one-word explanations, and even fewer that have one-word explanations that are not “gravity” or “whiskey.” But if you want a one-word explanation for the ugly, stupid, vicious populism that has overtaken our politics, try this one: meritocracy.
It should not surprise us that the people at the top believe very strongly in meritocracy.

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Chasing Mediocrity: The Left’s War on Excellence

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Parents whose kids excel in school need to be on guard. Leftist school administrators across the country — not just in New York City — are banning gifted programs in elementary and middle school and Advanced Placement courses in high school.
Typically, without any notice to parents, an eight grader’s accelerated science class or a fifth grader’s fast-track math class is merged into the regular classroom. Top students lose out.

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Chasing Mediocrity: The Left’s War on Excellence

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Parents whose kids excel in school need to be on guard. Leftist school administrators across the country — not just in New York City — are banning gifted programs in elementary and middle school and Advanced Placement courses in high school.
Typically, without any notice to parents, an eight grader’s accelerated science class or a fifth grader’s fast-track math class is merged into the regular classroom. Top students lose out.

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Chasing Mediocrity: The Left’s War on Excellence

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Parents whose kids excel in school need to be on guard. Leftist school administrators across the country — not just in New York City — are banning gifted programs in elementary and middle school and Advanced Placement courses in high school.
Typically, without any notice to parents, an eight grader’s accelerated science class or a fifth grader’s fast-track math class is merged into the regular classroom. Top students lose out.

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Philanthropy Is a Scam

Up until the turn of this century, the word philanthropy might have called to mind old-money benefactors whose names are printed on walls of galleries, universities, and hospitals. According to a fresh generation of superrich entrepreneurs negotiating their own newfound charitable impulses, it can now refer to almost anything — from tiny peer donations toward medical bills to billionaires propping up foreign regimes. In recent years, these new philanthropists, eager to remodel the charitable sector in the image of their business endeavors, have come to unequivocally dominate the field.

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