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A Note from WRM
A Note from WRM
Go Bard!

The success of the Prison Initiative’s debating team is a reminder that many young people have tremendous untapped potential that can be unleashed with the right support.

A Note from WRM
Extremely Proud of My Bard Students and Colleagues

Debaters with the Bard Prison Initiative recently defeated the Harvard debate team. The story is a reminder that many young people in the United States lack the kind of mentoring, care, and attention that can make all the difference.

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Upgrades at Our Site

As you read this, I’m on a plane somewhere over the Atlantic flying back to the States. I’ve been in Budapest for most of the week completely swamped in meetings, all the while trying to meet several competing writing deadlines. As such, you’ll have to forgive me, dear readers, if my post explaining the site changes you see in front of you is a little brief.

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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.


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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