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Middle East Aflame
Why Trump May Escalate In Yemen

General Mattis wants an early chance to roll back Iranian gains in the region, and despite the risks, Yemen seems like a tempting place to start.

Development in Africa
Growth Expectations Stir Unrest In Ivory Coast

Events in Ivory Coast remind us that rising expectations produce more revolutions than poverty.

Unenforceable
The Paris Climate Treaty Is Already Failing

Shocker! Who could have imagined?

Security of Supply
What Trump’s “Energy Independence” Order Means

Not much, it turns out.

fighting the future
Blue Model Devours Italian Innovation

Some creative Italians have found a way to beat their country’s job-destroying Euro woes—and the powers that be have immediately organized to crush it.

the Supremes
Nuke the Filibuster to Save the Supreme Court

A nuclear response would be necessary to save the Supreme Court as an institution.

Asia's Game of Thrones
China’s Spratly Bases Ready For Action

More wages from Obama’s vaunted Pivot to Asia.

Golden State Blues
California’s Housing Market is a Disaster for Millennials

California’s high-end housing market is one of the most attractive for America’s rich. The market for starter homes? Not so much.

good causes & bad advocates
Murray Fact-Checks the SPLC

The organization’s reckless and misleading use of its imprimatur is poisonous for public debate.

Enviro-Mental
EU Narrowly Avoids Major GMO Mistake

Members failed to produce enough votes to block the cultivation of two new GM crops.

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Middle East Aflame

General Mattis wants an early chance to roll back Iranian gains in the region, and despite the risks, Yemen seems like a tempting place to start.

Development in Africa

Events in Ivory Coast remind us that rising expectations produce more revolutions than poverty.

Unenforceable

Shocker! Who could have imagined?

Security of Supply

Not much, it turns out.

fighting the future

Some creative Italians have found a way to beat their country’s job-destroying Euro woes—and the powers that be have immediately organized to crush it.

the Supremes

A nuclear response would be necessary to save the Supreme Court as an institution.

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