San Francisco’s claim to be the most liberal city in America is on shaky ground of late, the result of a flood of wealth from Silicon Valley. That’s not going over well for the city’s old guard.
Good afternoon, TAI readers! We trust you’re enjoying a restful weekend. As you gear up for the week ahead, and for St. Patrick’s Day tomorrow, take the time to look back on the important stories you may have missed over the past week:
Asian-Americans in California are staunchly opposed to letting public universities consider race and ethnicity in their admissions decisions. This new front in the blue civil war pits two Democratic constituencies against each other in a story worth watching.
Despite powerful obstacles in its way, mobile health technology is making big strides. If it overcomes the challenges it faces, the future of US health care will look a lot brighter.
Policy-makers in Beijing are paying close attention to how the West reacts to Russia’s belligerence. In the long run, this isn’t just about Ukraine.
Teacher unions are battling against education reform and charter schools, but they’ve shifted so far to the fringe that even flagship liberal media outlets aren’t holding back and are speaking out in favor of fixing our schools.
President Obama is trying to tamp down outrage over the NSA by privatizing control over internet addresses. Whether or not this works, being forced into this step by a massive scandal is a sign of failure.
Argentina’s cow prices are soaring. Greens may applaud the shrinking size of the Argentinian cattle herd, but this is no win for the country’s flailing economy.
Russia appears to be deliberately fomenting more violence in Ukraine, possibly in advance of an invasion. Putin is no Hitler, but Hitler would recognize his moves.
Pakistan has a habit of renting itself out to other powers. But its latest transaction, supporting Saudi efforts to remove Bashar al-Assad in Syria, could be the most dangerous foreign policy “sale” the state has made yet.
Foul play is looking more and more likely in the disappearance of the Malaysia Airlines jet. While it’s still too early to say for sure what happened, it’s a timely reminder that high-tech destructive terrorism is not a thing of the past.
President Obama has preferences, not convictions, yet he continues to take strong stands in public. This is a dangerous combination.
As all sides try to end the Syrian conflict on their terms, Iran’s proxies are recruiting fighters from Iraq and sending them to Syria.
Japan has a stunning stockpile of weapons-grade plutonium stashed around the country. This worries China, and inspires jealousy in South Korea. US leadership is needed lest East Asia turn into the scene of a nuclear arms race.
By selling off empty buildings and land, the US government could raise hundreds of billions of dollars. What’s keeping us?
On March 18, Professor Walter Russell Mead will be speaking on “The Big Five: America’s Make or Break Challenges” at the the Tikvah Fund in New York City as part of its Winter Speaker Series.
“Hundreds” of motorcycle-riding, gun-toting Boko Haram fighters launched a brazen daytime attack on Maiduguri, one of northern Nigeria’s biggest cities today.
This week, President Obama admitted Americans will have to switch doctors under the ACA, while HHS Secretary Sebelius said premiums would go up in 2015. Nevertheless the ACA is becoming entrenched law.
Though he perhaps hasn’t yet made up his mind on how to proceed, Vladimir Putin appears to be lining up options for his next move in Ukraine.