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The Trump presidency: just an interregnum

Progress paused

By Bonnie Greer   June 2017

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On the last day of Barack Obama’s presidency, an arc of American history came to an end. Or it appeared to. But his era was not—counter to much commentary—swept away by some unique and profound tide of populism, even though the angry and disenchanted have always formed an undercurrent in American politics. The new ascendancy of the right is attention-grabbing, and both Democrats and Republicans are struggling to come to terms with America’s new political atmosphere.

But this new Republican administration represents only a temporary…

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