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Jamie Horgan
Staff Writer, The American Interest.
Settled Science
Climate “Quirk” Protecting US from Hurricanes

Another day, another revelation in the world of “settled” climate science.

Frack Baby Frack
Population Density Is America’s Shale Success Secret

People generally don’t live near shale formations in the United States.

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Trump’s EPA Pick Doesn’t Care Much for the EPA

Greens are spooked by Trump’s nomination of Scott Pruitt. Should they be?

Pipeline Politics
Dakota Pipeline Protests Putting More Crude on Trains

Less crude traveling by pipeline just means more crude traveling by rail. That’s a danger to public health.

Crude Economics
OPEC Cuts Output, US Shale Rejoices

OPEC just cut its oil output for the first time since 2008. America may emerge the biggest winner.

Sour Spot
Will Trump End Our Biofuel Boondoggle…or Double Down on It?

Our biofuel mandates are a policy disaster. Can the Trump Administration fix them? Does it even want to?

Future Food
Scientists Hack Photosynthesis to Help Feed the Planet

Researchers discovered a way to increase photosynthetic efficiency—and plant growth—by 15 percent.

Profit Problems
Solar Still Can’t Make Money

The renewable energy source can’t flourish if it can’t turn a profit. Elon Musk’s ambitious approach may be even smarter than it seems.

Crude Economics
OPEC’s Big Bet Has a Fatal Flaw

US oil companies are in much better shape than the cartel seems to think.

Germans Will Pay Even More for Green Power Next Year

Germany’s green energy surcharge is expected to rise by 8 percent next year.

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Asia's Game of Thrones

The Trump Administration is likely to comply.

demographic transformation

The millennial urban boom may be coming to a close. This could have major consequences for America’s politics and geography.

A Heavy Lift

No, probably not. But President Trump may have trouble lifting them in the first place.

Delivering on Promises

TPP, NAFTA, and a special deal with the UK: Trump’s first week will be a busy one.

WRM in the WSJ

Eliot Cohen’s new book presents a nuanced and compelling defense of hard power.


Regular readers know the answer: not very effective at all.

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