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Month: March 2014

The Week: Is bipartisan foreign policy making a comeback?

Aid to Ukraine won a big bipartisan vote this week. Reid jettisoned a provision reforming the International Monetary Fund resisted by Republicans, and in return, Republicans are buttressing President Obama’s approach to Russia instead of undermining it. Might this be a return to the mythic days of old when partisan politics stopped “at the water’s edge”?

The Week: How Putin bolsters the case for American exceptionalism

With Russia’s undemocratic, imperialist impulses now laid bare in Crimea, it’s time for liberals to reconsider how exceptional American has been, and why it matters for the good of the world.