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The Socialists’ Big Reversal

In choosing tactics over strategy the Portuguese Socialists have put another nail in the coffin of the moderate European Left. For the far-Left this is a dream come true, but for the rest of us, it may be the beginning of a nightmare.

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China’s Pivot to Europe, with British Characteristics

By dint of its new deals, Beijing has gained a voice in UK and European business.

The Portuguese Elections
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The Victory of ‘Un-Populism’

Accepting austerity may not lead to political oblivion, Portugal’s elections show. The government of Mariano Rajoy in Spain is resting easy.

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Walter Russell Mead & Staff

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.

After the Elections

Fair enough. But some of the Realpolitik Russia won’t like.

Shale Is Hale

Welcome to the era of the “monster frack.”


And get this: it’s because the industry already got the subsidies it wanted.

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