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Living in the Trump zone

The tax "plan" isn't policy; it's pieces of paper whose goal is to soothe the big man's temper tantrums.

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On the domestic front, soothing the president's fragile ego with forceful-sounding but incoherent proclamations can do only so much damage; on the international front it's a good way to stumble into a diplomatic crisis, or even a war.

FANS of old TV series may remember a classic Twilight Zone episode titled "It's a Good Life". It featured a small town terrorised by a six-year-old who for some reason had monstrous superpowers, coupled with complete emotional immaturity. Everyone lived in constant fear, made worse by the need

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