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The Cliff Looms Large

With bank runs resuming, Greece is in a trap: the very tactics Syriza was elected to enact against the EU—financial brinksmanship, bluster and blackmail—are fatally undermining the Greek economy, undercutting the government’s bargaining position.

Education Transformation

Politicians are increasingly trying to pass laws that give parents more power to fire public school staff or convert schools into charters. The public is losing confidence in educational experts.

Land of the Rising Gun

Tokyo just commissioned the biggest warship it has added to its fleet since WWII, in only the latest sign that Japan’s rising militarism would curtail Chinese regional ambitions.

Obama's Iran Policy

Another major ex-Obama official joins the growing chorus of foreign policy dissent.

China's Infrastructure Bank

The White House is backpedaling from its efforts to marginalize China’s new World Bank competitor—a smart, albeit belated, move that will serve America’s interests well.


The Supreme Court just made it harder for workplaces to discriminate against pregnant women. Pro-choicers and pro-lifers came together to support the case.

Ed Miliband Beat Expectations
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Elections in the UK
The thing is, expectations were pretty low to begin with. Can he keep the momentum?
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