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A Cowboy Life in Poetry

Who would have thought that real cowboy versifying was still around as late as the 1950s?

Hardly Small Change: Marcuse and Obama

Ron Radosh, writing for PJMedia, dug back into New Left history and political theory in coming up with an explanation for the IRS’s targeting of conservative groups. Radosh provided a telling quote from Herbert Marcuse’s theory of “repressive tolerance” article of 1965. I doubt whether it really applies to the IRS scandal, but it’s timely […]

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Horn of Africa

…and that may not be such a bad thing.

The Inauguration

As Donald Trump takes the oath, an essay on the historical forces that have shaped this moment by Walter Russell Mead.

Recessional

Clearly a lot of frustration for the outgoing American President has been stored up in the Russian psyche.

the roots of populism

If the term “intellectual” only encompasses thinkers on the Left, then it is only natural that right-wing populists would turn it into a slur.

Rebuilding America

Paul Ryan will target $40 in private investment for every $1 his caucus approves in infrastructure spending.

Violence in Myanmar

Many of Myanmar’s long-suffering Rohingyas are now turning to internationally funded Islamist insurgents to resist the government.

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