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China Sets Sail

It’s not easy for a traditional land power to go to sea, but China is trying.

Reagan's Muse

How Silent Cal grabbed the Gipper’s ear.

Georgia's Territorial Integrity

How to save Abkhazia from being permanently absorbed into Russia.

Summer Note: The Politics of Climategate

An inconvenient goof.

Monumental Betrayal

Senegal’s President Abdoulaye Wade loses his grip on reality.

Cheese Curds, Deep-Fried Twinkies and Tiramisu on a Stick

State fairs are big business, great fun and, like most everything else, in flux.

Chautauqua America

How a nearly forgotten institution pioneered social networking.

A Lawyer Unto Himself

William Kunstler, radical lawyer or celebrity addict?

Berlusconi's Videocracy

Italy’s filmmakers rail against a citizenry reduced to spectatorship.

Mr. Spaceman

Edwin Powell Hubble’s astronomical revolution changed our universe.

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Why We Can't Have Nice Things

An expert working on the project cautions the MTA may miss its next deadline.

Higher Ed Shake Up

New low-cost programs are carving out a critical space in the U.S. higher education system.


Hint: it isn’t pretty.

Blue Model Blues

Kicking the can down the road is turning into a hobby for PA lawmakers.

Xi who must be obeyed

The Chinese President’s new status as “core” leader will strengthen his hand, but rifts remain within the Party.

Deal or No Deal

The answer isn’t straightforward, and it’s likely to be decided by our next president.

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