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Donald Trump’s rolling bluster

GOP presumptive nominee tells more lies at veterans rally

It’s relatively easy to run for president if you are willing to say or do anything

But the act is getting harder to pull off because now his words have real consequences

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GOP leaders’ sad surrender to Trump

WASHINGTON – For those of us with a certain political bent and background, this is the most depressing moment of all. The best of the GOP – Marco Rubio and Paul Ryan, the intellectually serious reformicons who have called attention to issues of poverty and the need for Republican outreach – are bending their knee to the worst nominee in their party’s history. Ryan drags himself slowly. Rubio eventually went with a quick Band-Aid pull. But the largest political choice each man has made this year will be one of the worst mistakes of their careers.

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Feel the math

This is my fifth presidential campaign as a New York Times columnist, so I’ve watched a lot of election coverage, and I came into this cycle prepared for the worst. Or so I thought.

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Democracy threatened as populism rises

In the early 1990s, after the collapse of the Soviet empire, most Western nations basked in the illusion that liberal democracy had triumphed. Many thought NATO had become an anachronism in an era of permanent European peace.

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Delusions of competence

In general, you shouldn’t pay much attention to polls at this point, especially with Republicans unifying around Donald Trump while Bernie Sanders hasn’t conceded the inevitable. Still, I was struck by several recent polls showing Trump favored over Hillary Clinton on the question of who can best manage the economy.

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Inside student radicalism

Today’s elite college students face a unique set of pressures. On the professional side life is competitive, pressured, time-consuming, capitalistic and stressful. On the political side many elite universities are home to an ethos of middle-aged leftism. The general atmosphere embraces feminism, civil rights, egalitarianism and environmentalism, but it is expressed as academic discourse, not as action on the streets.

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California students need college prep and career technical education

In his column “Mandated college prep hurts” (Insight, May 6), Dan Walters prescribes an education system for California that would return the state to the days of tracking “gifted and college-bound” students into challenging academic courses and a segregated track of “technical classes for those suited by interest and aptitude for skilled trades.”

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