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Carolyn Stewart
Culture and Politics
In Putin’s Russia, Art Looks at You

What you can learn about Russian geopolitics at an art show in Venice.

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Caillebotte, Patron Saint of the Outcasts

Thanks to an exhibition hosted by the National Gallery of Art, museumgoers are getting an uncensored, rich, and occasionally rough-around-the-edges view of a key Impressionist in his formative stages.

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Walter Russell Mead & Staff
Why We Can't Have Nice Things

Déjà vu all over again.

Public Opinion

A new Gallup poll registers big increases in respect for police, including among Democrats and nonwhites.

Asia's Game of Thrones

Both Washington and Manila are doing damage control in the wake of Duterte’s latest comments, but the real test is yet to come.


Even the New York Times is beginning to acknowledge Obama’s sorry legacy in the Middle East.

beyond blue

Financial literacy has to become a basic element of the U.S. educational system.


The inability to pass the easiest of trade deals with Canada speaks to a deeper structural crisis at the heart of the continent.

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