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Can a 'law-and-order' president get re-elected?

Donald Trump seems to believe that praising law enforcement agencies and threatening to send military troops into states to quell protests will appease his supporters.

Demonstrators during a rally near the White House on June 7. Opinion polls indicate that a majority of Americans support the protesters' call for racial justice.

I RESIDE in Chevy Chase, Maryland, a well-off suburb of Washington, DC. My neighbours include government bureaucrats, lawyers, lobbyists and journalists who on a regular day have very few contacts with the "other Washington" - the mostly African-American and Hispanic residents of the poor and...

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