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Good for the Media, Bad for America

How serious political reporting became a luxury good amid a mass-market media circus.

The Sony Hack
Kick the Chicken, Kowtow to the Monkey

Forget about North Korea and The Interview: For decades Hollywood has been censoring its own output to protect access to the Chinese market.

The TNR Dust-Up
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Horrible Bosses

What the New Republic and the Washington Redskins have in common.

American Refractions
American’s Misguided Gender Missionaries

America’s eternal secular messianic temptation has now alighted on gender equality.

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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.

Fear the Airpocalypse

Companies are defying orders to cut back on air pollution.

Asia's Game of Thrones

Philippine officials sought to clarify Duterte’s comments on separating from the U.S., but the situation is still murky.

Reefer Madness

Is it Gary Johnson’s world? Not necessarily.


Rosneft CEO Igor Sechin thinks Moscow can add 4 million barrels per day in the coming years.

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