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Analysis by Walter Russell Mead & Staff
October 30, 2014
ACA Revisionism

Taxpayers Lose as Small Businesses Drop Insurance Coverage

Small businesses are increasingly dropping health insurance for their employees, pushing those workers onto the public exchanges. That will increase the number of subsidies the federal government will issue, raising the cost of the law for the taxpayer.

Crude Economics

OPEC Makes Shaky Bet on Fragility of US Shale Boom

OPEC’s Secretary General recently claimed that U.S. shale production would be the first to feel the effects of lower oil prices, but the breakeven numbers tell a different story.

Blue Model Blues

Rhode Island’s Blue Unions Turn Red

Rhode Island’s public sector unions are so mad over Democrat Gina Raimondo’s support for pension reform that they may back Republican Alan Fung for Governor in order to send a message.

A World on Fire

What Is America’s Role in the World?

A crisis-driven foreign policy will inevitably succumb to disorientation and exhaustion. The United States needs a serious discussion about its role in the world—one that matches objectives and means.

Para Pacem

The New Strategic Alignment with Iran

As the U.S. works towards a nuclear deal with Iran and fights along with it against ISIS, the two countries seem headed towards rapprochement. But making common cause with Iran raises serious questions about U.S. strategy in the Middle East.

October 29, 2014
Cold Reality

Renewables Threaten Europe’s Energy Security This Winter

A new report warns that, thanks to renewables’ increasing market share, Europe’s energy supplies may not be able to keep up with demand this winter if temperatures plunge.

The Francis Era

Catholic Opposition to Pope Francis Grows

The recent gathering of Catholic bishops to discuss the Church’s teachings on marriage, sexuality, and the family opened up new fault lines in the Church—and perhaps brought an end to this Pope’s era of good feelings.

Scotland Forever

Scotland to UK: You Can’t Leave The EU Without Our Say-So

SNP leader Nicola Sturgeon declares that Scotland should have the power to veto any UK exit from the European Union.

Nordic NATO Realignment?

Nervous Swedes Eye NATO Membership

Russia’s latest provocations may be beginning to backfire.

Not Time Served

Majoring in Time-Wasting

The University of Pennsylvania, will offer a course in the spring of 2015 called “Wasting Time on the Internet.” It is exactly what it sounds like.

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