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Walter Russell Mead
Editor-at-large, The American Interest Online.
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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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Retirement Challenges Are Worse Than People Thought

Our elites don’t feel a sense of urgency about entirely predictable problems that threaten to devastate the middle class.

Climate Obsession
NYT Botches Mexico City’s Sinking Story

The Gray Lady sees the climate change bogeyman behind every closet door. In the case of Mexico City, it’s a profoundly shoddy diagnosis.

Mullah Mismanagement
Can Iran Hold Together Long Term?

Many multi-ethnic states have broken down over the past 150 years, and Iran risks going the same way.

Presidents' Day
The Lamest Holiday on the Calendar

Presidents’ Day is a holiday about nobody that teaches nothing.

The Greek Tragedy
Another European Greece Failure

Nothing demonstrates the dead end into which the European Union has so tragically worked itself better than the policy paralysis that has crippled its response to the Greek calamity.

Higher Education Watch
GOP Goes After Tenure

Attacking foul-mouthed tenured radicals who try to turn their classrooms into indoctrination shops is politically popular, but comprehensively reforming public higher education systems is more important.

ACA Agonistes
Why We Can’t Have Nice Things, Healthcare Edition

The party that owns the status quo owns a wretched mess that it cannot actually fix.

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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.

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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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