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Joel Kotkin
Little Start-up on the Prairie

Technological change and small-town nostalgia are combining to revive America’s Heartland.

Down for the Count, Again

Declinism is an old American tradition, with a miserable track record. And it’s back.

The Multiculturalism of the Streets

When Americans eat at Baja Fresh or Panda Express, they're digesting more than they think.

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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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