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UK leader May slams populist politics, Brexit ‘absolutism’

British Prime Minister Theresa May on Wednesday criticized the increasing intolerance and absolutism of world politics, a message that many will see as aimed at her successor as Britain’s leader …


UPDATED: Sun., May 26, 2019, 10:04 p.m.

Europe-wide vote fragments center as far right, Greens gain

The European Union’s traditional center splintered in the hardest-fought European Parliament elections in decades, with the far right and pro-environment Greens gaining ground on Sunday after four days of a …


Henry Olsen: The counterrevolution to populism is happening all over the world

It’s not just in the United States. The counterrevolution to populism is happening all over the world, and it’s turning the old left-right political axis on its head. In country …


Megan McArdle: Populists on the left and right might want to think twice about cheering on the norms-busters

We need to actually explain why people shouldn’t say the sorts of things the president says, and why pounding on the front doors of television personalities’ homes isn’t okay.


Charles Krauthammer: The populist wave is on pause

If the populist threat turns out to have frightened the existing powers out of their arrogant complacency, it should be deemed a success.


Bernie Sanders, Elizabeth Warren share stage at Boston rally

At a rally that had the feel of a campaign event, Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren appealed to their supporters Friday as liberals continue to mobilize against the agenda of …


UPDATED: Wed., March 15, 2017, 6:50 p.m.

Dutch PM Rutte claims win over ‘wrong kind of populism’

THE HAGUE, Netherlands – Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte on Wednesday claimed a dominating parliamentary election victory over anti-Islam lawmaker Geert Wilders, who failed the year’s first litmus test for …


Through history, fake news has often accompanied populist politics

“Fake news isn’t new,” a political science expert said. “It often accompanies populist revival eras in politics. These things go hand in hand.”


Analysis: Trump’s populism is about to face a rude awakening

It only took seven years, but middle-class incomes are finally rising again, and nothing President-elect Donald Trump does will change that.


Trudy Rubin: Britain’s turn to populism a warning

Americans who worry about the direction of U.S. politics should focus on what caused the political earthquake in Britain and why populists are on such a roll.


Alex Rodriguez: Brexit a potent warning sign

Britain has Brexited, choosing populism and over pragmatism, insularity over inclusion – and leaving the world transformed and deeply worried. The rising tide against immigration has Trumped integration. It’s a …


Trudy Rubin: Democracy threatened as populism rises

What Trumpism ignores is Ilves’ larger point: The West must recognize the value of a free and secure Europe, something that NATO countries took for granted during the past two …