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Shooting the Messenger

Courteous behavior faces a structural disadvantage on social media—to our cost.

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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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good causes & bad advocates

The organization’s reckless and misleading use of its imprimatur is poisonous for public debate.

Enviro-Mental

Members failed to produce enough votes to block the cultivation of two new GM crops.

Merkelmentum?

Angela Merkel’s Christian Democrats defied pollsters’ predictions on Sunday, trouncing Martin Schulz’s Social Democrats in a closely watched election in Saarland.

"Peak" Oil?

The UK may have just found its biggest new reserve of offshore crude this century.

Land of the Rising Gun

Shinzo Abe is not letting the North Korean crisis go to waste.

Recovery?

The Obama Recovery didn’t do much for the housing sector.

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