Erik P. Bucy

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    As Trump’s manufactured border wall shutdown crisis continues, he is looking less and less presidential to most Americans – and within his own party.

As Trump’s manufactured border wall shutdown crisis continues, he is looking less and less presidential to most Americans – and within his own party.

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By the end of this week, the current government shutdown will be the longest in US history. Erik P. Bucy writes that the shutdown – which has been manufactured by President Trump’s paranoid vision of an America under siege from undocumented ‘outsiders’ – is at an inflection point as thousands of federal workers go without pay and government services grind to a halt. Trump’s stubborn […]

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    The Brexit mess shows how the UK’s referendum process could learn from California’s ballot initiatives

The Brexit mess shows how the UK’s referendum process could learn from California’s ballot initiatives

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This week sees the UK parliament knee-deep in Brexit related debates, all of which stem from 2016’s non-binding referendum. Erik P. Bucy writes the current rancor in the UK over Brexit is reminiscent of California’s difficult experience with its anti-immigration Proposition 187, which had been strategically pushed by a Republican Governor in 1994. He argues that the UK may […]

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