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The Feed
Analysis by Walter Russell Mead & Staff
September 14, 2014
Obama & The Press

The President Pushes Back

President Obama’s critics seem to be getting under his skin with their criticisms. But it appears the President doesn’t fully grasp the substance of his critics’ complaints about his leadership.

The Weekend Read

The Death of Adulthood?

The cultural abdication of adulthood that A.O. Scott describes in this week’s New York Times Magazine is real. We risk leaving to our children the impossible task of loving a world that we don’t respect enough to love ourselves.

Mortars and Mortarboards

America’s Militarization Reaches College Campuses

A Department of Defense program is giving military surplus, including grenade launchers, to campus police forces. The militarization of America continues to reach new heights.

Frack Baby Frack

Plunging Oil Prices Are a Geopolitical Boon for the U.S.

The U.S. shale boom has depressed global oil prices, which has in turn threatened petro-state regimes that rely on high crude prices to stay solvent.

H2Oh Yeah

Saving Water, the Private-Sector Way

Water scarcity is a real and pernicious threat, but industries are hard at work finding new ways to save wasted water and, in the process, save money.

The History Wars

Facts Are Stubborn Things

What both conservatives and liberals are missing in the fight over the new AP U.S. History standards.

September 13, 2014
Blue Model Blues

Firefighters’ Union Sustains Loss in San Bernardino Bankruptcy Battle

San Bernardino will be allowed to cut benefits for its firefighters as it attempts to get out of bankruptcy.

The Fracas in Caracas

Venezuela Teetering on the Brink of Default

Despite Venezuela’s vast resources, Chavismo continues to ravage the country’s economy.

Blue Model Blues

Childless Cities, Fertile Cities

The numbers suggest that as millennials enter their 30s they’re more likely to settle down in cities like Raleigh than in New York. Maybe, just maybe, policy makers and city planners should consider making their cities more child-friendly?

September 12, 2014
Sino-Japanese Relations

Chinese See War With Japan as Inevitable

Relations between the two countries are at an all-time low, with a majority of poll respondents from each nation thinking poorly of the other, and more than half Chinese respondents expecting war.

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