Robert Delaney
Robert Delaney
Opinion

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On Balance by Robert Delaney

Donald Trump’s bizarre theatrics are a brilliant tactic to distract Americans from the climate crisis

  • The deluge of headlines surrounding Trump’s Independence Day celebrations drowned out news that extreme weather forced the cancellation of fireworks in Alaska – the latest example of how the president’s strategy keeps global warming off the radar

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Robert Delaney

Robert Delaney

Robert Delaney is the Post’s North America bureau chief. He spent 11 years in China as a language student and correspondent for Dow Jones Newswires and Bloomberg, and continued covering the country as a correspondent and an academic after leaving. His debut novel, The Wounded Muse, draws on actual events that played out in Beijing while he lived there.