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2018: The year the European Union stands and delivers?

At this time last year, the Dutch, French, and Germans were heading toward elections whose stakes were no less than the endurance of the European Union. Thepostwar project did more than survive the far-right rebellion of 2017: The victory in May of French President Emmanuel Macron over the Euroskeptic Marine Le Pen gave the bloc a decisive boost. Recommended: How much do you know about the EU?

A new form for the CS Perspective in the Daily

Starting on Monday, Jan. 22, you?ll begin to see how this thinking is now being applied to the Christian Science Perspective. The audio version of the Perspective will now include the full version of the article (not just the short read), and it will be read by the actual author, whenever possible.

Will Europe speak up for cooperation?

A year ago Chinese President Xi Jinping offered his vision of the world, one in which China plays the lead role in trade and other world affairs. This year President Trump will speak Jan. 26 at this annual forum of world leaders, sharing his views on international cooperation, informed by his oft-stated ?America First? philosophy. Will Mr. Trump define the place of the United States in the world narrowly, emphasizing that the US will act only if and when its national interests are clear and the benefits immediate?

On policy, Trump favors one side of red-blue divide

President Trump?s major policy moves over the course of his first year in office have had a common denominator: They either overtly favor his base of support ? the roughly one-third of voters who solidly back him ? or they appear to penalize those states that vote Democratic. The most striking example is tax reform, which struck a blow against blue-state Americans who tend to pay high state and local taxes, or SALT. Other recent policy moves also appear to have an anti-blue tilt.





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