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Trump, a Boorish Interventionist

• By Gilbert Doctorow

My political positions have very frequently been countercurrent. When American liberals were calling for Donald Trump's head at the outset of his presidency, when Sen. Chuck Schumer and Rep. Nancy Pelosi were preaching all-out obstructionism to thwart his policies, I was urging progressives to lay down their pitchforks and try to deal constructively with the new administration for the good of the nation.

Now, in the past several weeks, in a belated show of bipartisanship, Democratic Party leaders have finally found a negotiating partner in Donald Trump, starting with a government funding bill and agreement to raise the national debt and extending to promises to protect the "Dreamers" in the sphere of immigration policy. More deals are said to be underway. In theory, that is all to the good.

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