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Publisher's Note — April 8, 2016, 2:07 pm

The Antiglobalists

“Both Sanders and Trump affirm their determination to rebuild an America weakened by unhealthy relationships with the outside world.”

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Publisher's Note — March 8, 2016, 4:55 pm

The Virus

“After only three primaries—almost a tie in Iowa, an emphatic victory for Sanders in New Hampshire, and 52.6 percent for Hillary in Nevada—Mrs. Clinton found herself being guaranteed the nomination by the newspaper of record.”

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Publisher's Note — March 4, 2016, 11:38 am

Fair-weather Progressive

“Hillary Clinton wasn’t really a progressive, or even a liberal Democrat, until Bernie Sanders decided to run for president.”

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Publisher's Note — February 3, 2016, 4:00 pm

The President’s War

“For the first three years of François Hollande’s presidency, he was neither malicious nor dangerous. And yet, since the terrorist attack on the Bataclan, it’s been a whole different story.”

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Publisher's Note — December 15, 2015, 12:24 pm

Something to Cry About

“I was confident the French weren’t going to follow the bad example from overseas and start a ‘war on terror’ à l’américaine. But November 13 changed the equation.”

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Publisher's Note — November 10, 2015, 8:00 am

At Any Cost

“The pundits overestimate Americans’ supposedly anti-aristocratic tendencies, and underestimate Jeb’s profound determination to win.”

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