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Walter Russell Mead
Editor-at-large, The American Interest Online.
Burn Baby Burn
GOP Tax Cut Shows Why Administrative State Needs Pruning

But zealots who want to burn down the whole administrative state have it wrong.

European Disunion
Europe Is Eroding from the South

The most serious challenge to the European project is not in the Netherlands or France.

Nuclear North Korea
No More “Strategic Patience” on North Korea

Speaking in Seoul, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson ruled out new negotiations with the Norks while raising the implicit threat of a pre-emptive strike.

Israel and the Grey Lady
The Grey Lady Soft Pedals Richard Falk

NYT bias and laziness does a disservice to Israel, America, and UN officials who did the right thing.

Lessons from History
NYT Worries: Babies from Poor Mothers Are Expensive

The roots of the birth control movement in eugenics is one of the dirty secrets of modern progressivism.

annals of corruption
Elite Moral Decline Affecting Military

We cannot walk away from the moral and spiritual foundations of American greatness without losing our freedom and power and wealth.

Erdogan and Europe
The EU Has a New Enemy

Turkey and the West are undergoing an increasingly acrimonious divorce, with both sides shedding former illusions about their shared values and interests.

Euro Division
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The Real Trade Challenge Is Germany, Not China

Trump may be more focused on China, but the economic and political implications of Germany’s trade imbalance pose more serious long-term challenges.

Manchurian Candidate?
Trump Isn’t Sounding Like a Russian Mole

Trump’s core global strategy is intended to destroy any illusions in Moscow that Russia is a peer competitor of Washington’s.

Border Fight
Mexican Foreign Minister: We Do Not Accept Trump Refugee Plan

Mexican FM suggests Mexico may not accept expelled illegal immigrants, bringing to the fore old divisions over the nature of the border.

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Legislators should fundamentally rethink how the government can best encourage retirement planning and saving in a 21st century economy defined by job-hopping and gig work.

Burn Baby Burn

But zealots who want to burn down the whole administrative state have it wrong.

European Disunion

The most serious challenge to the European project is not in the Netherlands or France.

Brexit

A new survey shows that there’s a lot of commonality between “Remain” and “Leave” voters.

Asia's Game of Thrones

Taiwan is taking steps to boost its own naval capabilities, announcing the launch of a new submarine-building program.

Better Business?

Big Blue was a telework pioneer, but it’s abandoning the practice to try and foster innovation.

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