Populist Indulgence Thwarts Serious Governing

There’s a price to be paid for lying to large swaths of people so as not to disrupt their feelings.

Dear Capitolisters,

There’s this throwaway line in the movie Spider-Man: Homecoming that has stuck with me for the last few years and seems quite relevant in our current (and depressing) political moment. In the scene, Spider-Man arrives at the Staten Island Ferry to bre…

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