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The Daily Wrap
Silicon Valley and Its Gentry Liberals


Scapegoating Silicon Valley

Tenacious demographer Joel Kotkin offers a flawed but formidable critique of America’s new oligarchy, writes Peter Blair.

Via Meadia

No Subsidies, No German Green Renaissance

As Germany walks back some of its renewable energy subsidies, those who bought in to the green hype are being left high and dry.

The Libyan Afterparty Lingers On

Libya’s supreme court has dissolved the UN backed parliament. Libya is a broken nation, and the United States broke it.

Russia Won’t Show at Nuclear Talks

Russia announced that it won’t attend the 2016 nuclear talks that Obama will host in Washington. That hardly inspires confidence in Russia’s potential role in Iranian nuclear negotiations.

Midterms Portend More Military Spending

Our military budget has been substantially reduced, but the Republican upset in the Senate might herald a change.

Cold Winter, Cold Conflict

The outlines of a frozen conflict are emerging in eastern Ukraine. Putin must be pleased.

Victory for California Teachers’ Unions

The candidate who championed school reform in California’s race for school superintendent was vanquished by the union-backed incumbent.

Fracking Banned Where It Began

A small Texas town near the epicenter of the shale boom banned fracking this week, and in so doing highlighted one of the United States’ biggest strengths.

Obama’s Brand Thrashed, but Obamacare Survives

In a warning to the GOP, voters who care most about health care broke Democrat in these midterms a lot more than in 2010.

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