Magazine July 31, 2017, Issue

Bannon’s Bracket

Steve Bannon (Kevin Lamarque/Reuters)
In defense of the White House strategist’s call for a higher top tax rate

At the start of the Trump presidency, Steve Bannon dominated the headlines. He was seen as the president’s chief ideologist, and the entire White House press corps hung on his every word. But in the months since, his influence has faded as other figures have taken center stage — H. R. McMaster on foreign policy, Gary Cohn on economic policy, and Jared and Ivanka on everything under the sun. So there was a frisson of excitement when Jonathan Swan of Axios reported in early July that Bannon was asserting himself once again, this time by urging that President Trump play

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