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Harvard poll: President Trump approval rating at 32% with young Americans

Harvard poll: President Trump approval rating at 32% with young Americans

As the first 100 days of the administration nears, 32% of 18- to 29-year-old Americans approve of President Donald Trump’s job performance overall, according to a new national poll by Harvard Kennedy School’s Institute of Politics.

Mr. President, can we have 10 minutes of your time?

Mr. President, can we have 10 minutes of your time?

Taking a page from China’s President Xi’s playbook, we’re asking President Trump to take at least 10 minutes to consider the strongest arguments we and other advocates are making for pursuing the policy of engagement with Cuba now.

The Trump Doctrine

The Trump Doctrine

At first glance, foreign policy under Donald Trump seems inconsistent, arbitrary, and devoid of principle. The Trump Doctrine began to emerge when Trump issued his travel bans on predominantly Muslim countries — excluding where Trump has business interests.

Majority in U.S. no longer think Trump keeps his promises

Majority in U.S. no longer think Trump keeps his promises

President Donald Trump’s image among Americans as someone who keeps his promises has faded in the first two months of his presidency, falling from 62% in February to 45%, according a recently released Gallup poll. The public is also less likely to see him as a “strong and decisive leader.”

The punitive society

The punitive society

The image of the United States as a cruel and punitive society is not the one the overwhelming majority of Americans have of their country. But it is an accurate one. Americans delude themselves when they believe blindly in their own unique benevolence as a people and a country.

No one can sit on the sidelines. Not now.

No one can sit on the sidelines. Not now.

This country will either move in the direction of an authoritarian government where the rich get richer and everyone else gets poorer, or we will successfully fight back and build a strong grassroots movement to create a government which represents all of us, not just Donald Trump and others in the billionaire class.

The Bay of Pigs, the Brigade 2506 and Trump’s promise

The Bay of Pigs, the Brigade 2506 and Trump’s promise

On April 17th, 1961, the Cuban-exile invasion force, known as Brigade 2506, landed at beaches along the Bay of Pigs. Late last year, the Brigade 2506 Veterans Association formally endorsed Donald Trump for president. Trump promised that if elected he would undo the Obama opening to the Havana government.

An unwinnable war in Syria

An unwinnable war in Syria

President Donald Trump, just like Barack Obama before him, now seems intent on getting the United States involved in an unwinnable civil war in Syria. Launching 59 cruise missiles against rundown Syrian air bases in the middle of the night is easy enough. But there are consequences to Trump’s actions.

‘Filth’ crossing illegally from Mexico, says Sessions; announces ‘Trump era’ fight against them

‘Filth’ crossing illegally from Mexico, says Sessions; announces ‘Trump era’ fight against them

A “new era,” a “Trump Era,” on the fight against illegal immigration was announced by Attorney General Jeff Sessions on Tuesday when he spoke to Customs and Border Protection personnel at the United States-Mexico border in Nogales, Arizona.

The coming letdown

The coming letdown

Donald Trump came to power propelled by the massive support of the white working class and the votes of a large slice of middle class whites including, astonishingly, college-educated white women. It is these voters who are in for a big surprise and a bigger disappointment.

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