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2016 And Beyond
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The Coming Electoral Crack-up?

Will voter discontent shatter the partisan deadlock in U.S. politics this November?

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Expect Minor Tremors in Foreign Policy

Executive-Legislative Branch dynamics over foreign policy are less affected by partisanship than is the case in domestic policy.

The Open Fields of November

American politics today is far more volatile than in the past. That makes predicting what will happen in November a temptation for fools. Expect a massive failure to resist temptation.

The Gridlock Myth

Partisan divisions in the absence of supermajorities don’t cause gridlock. Electoral volatility does.

Mistaken Assumptions

Barack Obama has based his policies as President on two assumptions. One year after his election both assumptions appear to have been mistaken.His domestic policies have been based on the assumption that economic distress would produce an increased demand for, or at least acceptance of, big government policies. The financial crisis of September 2008 had […]

A Law of Unintended Consequences

The irony of the Voting Rights Act.

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Nuclear Strategy

A technical fix to America’s aging warheads could raise tensions with Russia by undermining its nuclear deterrent.

K-12 Blues

Teenagers from abroad overwhelmingly think that American schools demand less of them than schools in their home countries.

Crude Economics

Riyadh is effectively ceding market share directly to US frackers.

travails of Trumpcare

The GOP Congressional caucus is in chaos as it tries to ram through Obamacare repeal.

Survey Says

But the dictatorship lives on.

The North American Energy Boom

Existing Albertan oil sands operations are poised for big growth in the coming years.

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