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Megan McArdle is a Washington Post columnist and the author of "The Up Side of Down: Why Failing Well Is the Key to Success."
The Up Side of Down: Why Failing Well Is the Key to Success
Next year is going to be one of the uglier, angrier entries in the annals of American history
Many intellectual conservatives should be applauded for retaining their dignity.
Lowering the death toll may require a drastic step.
Almost no one with the power to make policy is interested in getting it right.
Both sides have experienced embittering defeats but also heady elation at the possibility of total victory.
Big business and the national interest are no longer necessarily in sync, and the Trump administration clearly has no idea how to reconnect them.
We tried out a lot of terrible ideas, adopted the best ones, and stuck with the traditions that worked. What's more American than that?
The secret? Don't change a thing.
Young people are growing ever more fretful thanks to a parent-education-media complex that hypes every last fear.
Our system is under bipolar assault from left and right.