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The Green Dream of ‘Net Zero’ Carbon Emissions Is in Utterly Predictable Trouble

Working-class voters see Democrats piling on costs and preventing them from buying things they want. Net zero, indeed.

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Look Beyond Nationalism To Understand the Resilience — and Resurgence — of Populism

Trump isn’t the only politician often labeled as a populist who is doing well despite elite scorn.

AP/Sue Ogrocki
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Danger for Democrats as Minority Voters Trending Republican

The shift is pronounced among both Blacks and Hispanics, men and women, college graduates and non-college graduates.

AP/Mary Ann Chastain, file
Opinion (Columnists)

Today’s Shoplifters, Unlike Victor Hugo’s ‘Misérables,’ Are Stealing More Than Bread, as Theft Gets Decriminalized

Those who see low-dollar shoplifters as 21st-century Jean Valjeans should realize that theft is not necessarily a nonviolent crime and that low-value theft losses can inflict severe damage on those with modest incomes.

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The Tom and Daisy Buchanans North of Richmond

The Buchanans, in F. Scott Fitzgerald’s telling, were ‘careless people’ who ‘smashed up things and creatures and then retreated back into their money or their vast carelessness’ and ‘let other people clean up the mess they had made.’

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Opinion (Columnists)

Momentarily Decisive Details of GOP Debate Matter Less Than Fundamentals of the Race

One lesson of the 1980 campaign, and of many others, is that voters seek in presidential candidates qualities that they find lacking in the current president.

AP/Morry Gash
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