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Geography, Not Gerrymandering: Why Democrats Struggle in the States

The real stumbling block to Democratic legislative power.

brave new world
Obama’s China Legacy, As Seen From Australia

An Australian account of China’s gains doubles as a bleak assessment of Obama’s legacy in the region.

Crude Economics
UK Fighting Tooth and Nail to Keep North Sea Oil Flowing

London is using both carrot and stick to keep offshore oil output up.

Greeks Bearing Debts
A Heckuva Way to Bail Out Germany’s Banks

Greece’s recurrent crisis is the result of bad Greek and German decisions alike. Only one is in year eight of a depression as a result.

Frack Baby Frack
Shale Sent US Natural Gas Prices to Lowest Levels this Millennium in 2016

Abundant shale gas brought natural gas prices to historic lows—and made the US a net exporter of the hydrocarbon.

WRM Elsewhere
How Will Trump Compare to Past Presidents?

Walter Russell Mead tackles the question.

Silicon Valley All Grown Up
Big Tech Firms Back GOP Candidates

Is Silicon Valley getting tired of blue governance?

Military Spending
From the Dep’t. of “If You Have to Say It”

The UK government promises that Britain’s new aircraft carriers will have aircraft.

institutions and legitimacy
The Biggest Threat to the Media is the Media Itself

if the fourth branch is diminished in the Trump era, it will have only itself to blame.

Wet Foot Dry Foot
President Obama’s Cynical Cuban Refugee Ploy

The President’s change in policy toward Cuban refugees seems to have more basis in domestic politics than international relations.

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The real stumbling block to Democratic legislative power.

brave new world

An Australian account of China’s gains doubles as a bleak assessment of Obama’s legacy in the region.

Crude Economics

London is using both carrot and stick to keep offshore oil output up.

Greeks Bearing Debts

Greece’s recurrent crisis is the result of bad Greek and German decisions alike. Only one is in year eight of a depression as a result.

Frack Baby Frack

Abundant shale gas brought natural gas prices to historic lows—and made the US a net exporter of the hydrocarbon.

WRM Elsewhere

Walter Russell Mead tackles the question.

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