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The Real New Deal

Myth and partisanship obscure the key lesson of the Great Depression—a lesson about the politics of trust.

Blueprint for Defense Transformation

How to rein in wasteful defense spending.

What Were They Thinking?

Our economists knew better than to encourage reckless finance, so why did they do it anyway?

Take Me Back to Tulsa

Bob Wills and His Texas Playboys still defy musical categorization.

Toolbox: Creating a Financial System Safety Board

The National Transportation Safety Board looks out for travelers;
a similar board could look out for the financial system.

Angels in Blue

A Baltimore police vet extols the virtues of foot patrol.

The Totalitarian Present

As with fascism and communism before, we’re underrating ideology and “split modernity” in confronting our enemies.


Why does the West have such a hard time naming its terrorist enemies?

Incompetent Foes

What Republicans can learn from the Age of Reagan.

Toolbox: Getting Serious about Strategic Planning

Creating a coherent strategy means aligning goals, missions and resources; we can do it if we try.

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Trouble in Brussels

After threatening Putin with new sanctions over Syria, European leaders discover they lack the political will to deliver.

The United States is now going to have to figure out how to help Venezuela avoid completely melting down, with the Venezuelan strongman still at the helm.

Fear the Airpocalypse

Companies are defying orders to cut back on air pollution.

Asia's Game of Thrones

Philippine officials sought to clarify Duterte’s comments on separating from the U.S., but the situation is still murky.

Reefer Madness

Is it Gary Johnson’s world? Not necessarily.


Rosneft CEO Igor Sechin thinks Moscow can add 4 million barrels per day in the coming years.

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