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Ken Gude

Senior Fellow

Center for American Progress

The 2016 US Election: looking back and the way forward

23 November, 2016

This one hurts. A lot. As regular readers of this newsletter know, I was confident of a victory by Hillary Clinton. As was the rest of the United States. And the world. Even Donald Trump himself didn’t think he could […]

The Iran Deal is in Jeopardy, and Other Disasters

23 November, 2016

The Iran Deal is in Jeopardy, and Other Disasters America is still in shock—both opponents and supporters—over Donald Trump’s surprise victory on November 8th. We must now, however, attempt to assess what a Trump administration foreign policy would look like. […]

A Wider Perspective on the 2016 US Election

13 October, 2016

As this is the last pre-election edition of this Newsletter, it is worth spending some time now on some other aspects of the election, notably potential reasons Clinton’s current strong position could turn around, and a look at the very […]

On the Campaign Trail

13 October, 2016

American presidential politics has crossed a Rubicon. In the span of 48 hours, the United States government formally accused Russia of directly interfering in the presidential election, an 11 year old video was released showing Donald Trump bragging about committing […]

On the Campaign Trail

14 September, 2016

How had Trump survive these mistakes that would have been fatal to any other campaign?

US Elections: The Post-Policy Campaign

14 September, 2016

Trump’s campaign is built on the slogan, Make America Great Again, but he has offered no details about how he would actually do it

Millennials and the 2016 Election

10 June, 2016

The Millennial generation, those born between 1981 and 2000, is now the largest living generation in the United States, surpassing the Baby Boomers (1946-1964). It is diverse, well educated, connected, and participatory. It has directly borne more of the costs […]

State of the Race: The General Election Begins

10 June, 2016

The Democratic primary is finally over. Hillary Clinton won decisively in California and New Jersey and took two of the other three contests on the last meaningful day of the Democratic primary, losing only the very low turnout North Dakota […]

Uncharted Territory: A Contested Republican Convention

24 May, 2016

The contemporary model for a party nominating convention in the United States is a celebration of the party’s presidential candidate and a singular moment of uncontested, prime time media exposure to communicate with a large audience of the American electorate. […]

The Year of the Anti-Establishment Insurgent

24 May, 2016

The anti-establishment campaigns of Sanders and Trump certainly share some common elements. Both Sanders and Trump describe a rigged political system that favors wealthy interests over average Americans. They appeal to an electorate that is deeply angry with the direction […]

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