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Jeff Bergner
The First Freedom

Of all the world’s major religious faith communities, only Islam has yet to acknowledge the autonomy of politics from religion. The aspirations of any American “Freedom Agenda” must acknowledge the reality that, where there is an established “church” of that sort, political liberty cannot develop or remain secure.

The Deterioration of Our Political Life

Republicans in Indiana have spoken.  They have decided that Senator Richard Lugar does not deserve another term in Washington.  That’s too bad—not just for Senator Lugar, who after all has had a long and successful 36-year career in the Senate—but for the institution of the Senate and the country as a whole.  Let me explain […]

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Putin's Patronage

The rebound of Russia’s largest oil company appears to be a major success story, but the truth is more complicated.

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Jason Willick on the inadequacy of the donor class vision for the Republican Party.

Regulate Don't Kill

Trying to apply blue model thinking to post-blue problems is foolish.

A New Cud to Chew

Feeding cows seaweed could cut out 99 percent of their methane emissions.

Trouble in Brussels

After threatening Putin with new sanctions over Syria, European leaders discover they lack the political will to deliver.

The United States is now going to have to figure out how to help Venezuela avoid completely melting down, with the Venezuelan strongman still at the helm.

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