Welcome to Side View — a curated guide to new and overlooked content on politics, policy, and public affairs. This week: Trump, man of steel; telling the truth about placebos; how good are unions; and shrinking Italy.
Differing perspectives on the removal by Trumplicans of Liz Cheney from the House leadership in US Congress: the canceling of Trump critics will just make the Republicans’ electoral problems worse.
From the raving socialists of The National Review: Cheney is a winner, being sacrificed to appease a loser. From the isolationist wing of the conservative movement: Cheney’s a genocidal warmonger like her dad, good riddance.
Meanwhile, how did Trump’s steel tariffs go protecting the US steel industry. About as well as free trade critics warned.
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Bernard Keane is Crikey’s political editor. Before that he was Crikey’s Canberra press gallery correspondent, covering politics, national security and economics.
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