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Pay attention to Trump the person, not Trump the entertainment

“Can you believe Trump is going to build this wall that...” “Do you think Trump’s hair is fake? “Donald Drumpf!” “Did you see Chris Christie’s face?” Perhaps viral quotes and videos are a good way to spread awareness about how Donald Trump is taking America by storm, but if he dropped of the race tomorrow and was never heard from again, I bet that very few of us would care about the failures of both the political system and American public that brought about his rise. Few people knew that Trump was a Democrat before he was a Republican.


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The perils of populism

In this election cycle, there has been a resurgence of populism, a political ideology that emphasizes the needs of the general public above those of the elite, on both the right and the left.