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American politics today exists in a post-truth world. The line between the politics and the substance of our policy discussions has almost completely been erased. This newsletter is focused on bringing to you evidence-based political and policy analysis - and telling uncomfortable but necessary truths about our current political moment.

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Tom Schaller, a professor of political science at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County, who more than a decade ago wrote one of the most prescient books on the path to electoral success for Democrats called “Whistling Past Dixie.”

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Ian Zimmerman, the director of development at the Metropolitan Opera will write a weekly feature on music titled “Deep Cuts.”

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About Michael A. Cohen

Michael A. Cohen has been a columnist for the Boston Globe on national politics and foreign affairs since 2014. He is also the author of “American Maelstrom: The 1968 Election and the Politics of Division,” “Live From the Campaign Trail: The Greatest Presidential Campaign Speeches of the 20th Century and How They Shaped Modern America” and is the co-author with Micah Zenko of “Clear and Present Safety: The World Has Never Been Better and Why That Matters to Americans.” Michael has written for dozens of news outlets, including as a regular columnist for the Guardian, Foreign Policy, the London Observer, and World Politics Review. He previously worked as a speechwriter at the US State Department, on Capitol Hill, and at NBC; was a Senior Fellow at the New America Foundation and a fellow at the Century Foundation, the American Security Project, and the World Policy Institute; and has also been a lecturer at Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs.

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