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The American System

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March 15, 2017

March 16, 2017

Partisan Republican Chair of House Intelligence Committee Forced to Concede He Has No Evidence that Obama Bugged Trump Tower; Surfacing of President’s 2005 1040 Tax Document Appears as Deliberate Exercise in Scandal-Hopping, Trying to Focus Public Attention On the Least Dangerous Story of the Moment To Divert from More Threatening Issues; Tactic Cannot Work For Long If News From All Fronts is Bad; Anti-Immigrant Pseudo-Populist Wilders, Purveyor of Angry Tweets, Falls Short in Netherlands Vote as Governing Party Keeps First Place; Reactionary Populism Seen Declining in Europe; Recalling the Catastrophic Presidency of Andrew Jackson