The president must convince the less prosperous half of his country that liberal reform will benefit them too.
At a time of political polarization and upheaval in the West, the Atlantic Sentinel believes that the center can hold. It are not the fanatics on either side who decide elections; it are reasonable people in the middle. Better to muddle through than to veer to extremes. We will highlight stories here that make this case.
Both parties appeal more to their base than to the middle. Somebody is bound to take advantage of that.
The former economy minister defeats the leader of the National Front, Marine Le Pen, in the presidential runoff.
The populist Movement for the Future of Curaçao will likely be kept out of power.
Mark Rutte’s liberals are likely to form a coalition government with other mainstream parties in the center.
Parties come and go, but the Dutch mainstream always finds a way to keep policy more or less on track.
The center-right prime minister argues that Geert Wilders, the nationalist party leader, has disqualified himself.
Few blame Angela Merkel and her open-door immigration policy for the terrorist attack in Berlin.
People have historically looked to “big men” for leadership. Institutions exist to rein them in.
The Democrat has serious plans for the major challenges of our time. She has the Atlantic Sentinel’s support.
The party ends ten months of political impasse by allowing their right-wing rival to remain in power.
The former French president’s uncompromising law-and-order rhetoric is turning away center-right voters.