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Elaine Kamarck is a professor at the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University. She was Vice President Al Gore’s senior policy adviser.
Rural America no longer has “plundering bosses.”
Trump may be egregious, but he is also a symptom of a much bigger problem facing modern presidents: the inability to govern.
Obama refused to fight the political battles necessary to forge sustainable policies and a presidential legacy.
To build public goods, policy must attend to the American context.
The Democratic Party has not lost its soul.
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