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Most coverage of President Trump focuses on the negative aspects of his style: the making-it-up-as-he-goes, the lying, the management-by-chaos. But the Trump Way does offer future candidates and presidents some valuable lessons in navigating contemporary politics, Axios CEO Jim VandeHei writes:
Redefining the left ... Policy ideas floated by potential 2020 Democratic candidates go beyond the 2016 promises of better health care, tuition relief and infrastructure spending, the WashPost's Michael Scherer writes:
Why it matters: Party leaders see "the next two years as a potential pivot point for what it means to be a Democrat, like the tumultuous 1968 Democratic convention or the business-friendly realignment that followed President Bill Clinton’s nomination in 1992."
"The decision to pull out of the Iran deal is the latest example of the administration’s aggressive unilateralism," Financial Times chief foreign affairs commentator Gideon Rachman writes from London (subscription):
The Most Rev. Michael Curry speaks at Washington National Cathedral in 2015. (Nikki Kahn/The Washington Post via Getty Images)
The head of the Episcopal Church, the Most Rev. Michael Curry, will give the address (or sermon) at Saturday's wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, Kensington Palace announced.
This "Instrument of Consent" for the marriage was signed at upper right by Queen Elizabeth II, and photographed at Buckingham Palace on Friday.
Fear, confusion keep many DACA holders from applying to renew their status, the L.A. Times' Joseph Tanfani reports:
The N.Y. Times' Kate Zernike and Denise Lu explain why this year's 476 female House candidates have a tough road ahead:
"When I was younger, I liked green tractors better than red tractors because that was what my father drove, and I preferred black and white cows over brown ones because those were the kind he raised."
You're hooked, right? So were the admissions gods of the University of Chicago, where the author of that essay — Alison Hess of Bushnell, Ill. — will be a freshman this fall.
In an annual tradition, Ron Lieber, the N.Y. Times' "Your Money" columnist, asked for college application essays about work, money and social class. From 300, he chose five to publish, and wrote a separate essay about what he learned.
Read the essays, and see pics of the five students.
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