Ryan Grim

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Ryan Grim is Washington bureau chief for the Huffington Post and the author of This Is Your Country on Drugs: The Secret History of Getting High in America. He also a daily newsletter, Bad News.

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Alexander Hamilton warned about nepotism and conflicts of interest.  But, until the era of Donald Trump, they’ve been kept out of the White House.

Conflicts of interest

Alexander Hamilton warned about nepotism and conflicts of interest.  But, until the era of Donald Trump, they’ve been kept out of the White House.

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