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Luke Phillips
Donald Trump Is Not Benjamin Disraeli

Disraeli sought to bring Britain into the future; Trump seeks to restore a golden past.

America in the 21st Century
Where Are the Whigs (When We Need Them)?

A key political tradition that helped build this country and guide its great statesmen deserves a revival.

Blue For Who?
The Cost of a Minimum Wage Raise

Already LA’s minimum wage increase is threatening to suppress jobs and push companies out of the city. Some policies—even well-intentioned ones—tend not to work, and a high minimum wage is one of them.

Missing Moderates
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Rockefeller Republican Redemption?

Moderate Republicans have failed to thrive in part because over the past half-century they haven’t built a political and intellectual infrastructure to match the conservative wing of the party.

Yet Another Kick To Malthus
The Case of the Incredible Expanding Tomatoes

Scientists have discovered how to make super-fruit. Thomas Malthus is rolling over in his grave.

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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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