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Adam Gallagher

Adam Gallagher is a writer and editor based in Washington, D.C., and senior writer for Tropics of Meta. He has written for The Huffington Post, The National Interest, The International Policy Digest, and the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, among other outlets. Follow him on Twitter @aegallagher10.

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Electors poised to officially install Donald Trump as president face mounting pressure to “go rogue,” but Electoral College scholar Robert Alexander says such lobbying campaigns are becoming par for the course, and wholesale changes in the current system are not likely. Read more

Civil Rights in America

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The United States has long promoted and defended democratic values around the globe. But the incoming Trump administration, which poses its own threats to American democracy, appears poised to back away from that role. Read more

America and the World

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An interview with Joshua Partlow, author of a new book on the Karzai family and the failed U.S. mission in Afghanistan. Read more

America and the World

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(Photo: Flickr/Debra Sweet)

President Obama is winding down his final term with a push to curb nuclear weapons and close detention facilities, but his overreliance on military drones threatens to tarnish his administration’s foreign-policy legacy. Read more

Law and Justice