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Pipeline Politics
Dakota Pipeline Protests Putting More Crude on Trains

Less crude traveling by pipeline just means more crude traveling by rail. That’s a danger to public health.

Blue Model Blues
Nationwide Pension Debt Surges

The looming fiscal disaster is worthy of attention from the new Republican government in Washington.

Enviro-Mental
Europe’s Wood Burning “Disastrous” for the Environment

So much for that “green” energy source.

Andrew Jackson Lives
Americans Still Support Torture

Trump’s view on the subject helped him get elected.

After the deal
OPEC Just Set a Record for Oil Output

The cartel is only making the task ahead more difficult.

Back To The Burbs
The Suburbs Are Growing Faster Than Cities

Most people don’t actually want that hipster millennial lifestyle after all.

illiberalism
Identity Politics, Left and Right

Tribalism on one side strengthens tribalism on the other.

A Setback?
Austria Holds Back Populist Tide (for Now)

Austria’s far-right Freedom Party suffered a defeat at the polls on Sunday. But the country’s next parliamentary could come sooner than most expect, offering the populists another chance.

Europe's Mess
The Paradox of Renzi’s Referendum Defeat

A “No” vote many thought would strike a serious blow against the EU may have been more of a stay of execution. But that does not mean any of Europe’s underlying problems have gone away.

Budget Battles
Putin Panic Triggers Pentagon Spending Spree

Many of the nation’s top military brass have Putin on their minds when looking at the 2018 defense budget.

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Pipeline Politics

Less crude traveling by pipeline just means more crude traveling by rail. That’s a danger to public health.

Blue Model Blues

The looming fiscal disaster is worthy of attention from the new Republican government in Washington.

Enviro-Mental

So much for that “green” energy source.

Andrew Jackson Lives

Trump’s view on the subject helped him get elected.

After the deal

The cartel is only making the task ahead more difficult.

Back To The Burbs

Most people don’t actually want that hipster millennial lifestyle after all.

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