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The Costs of Enabling Al Sharpton

Al Sharpton has made a corrupt bargain with opportunistic power brokers that allowed him to grow rich and influential while evading taxes, rents, and bills. It works out great for everyone except low-income African Americans.

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Cuomo Scandal Exposes NY Corruptocracy (and Gives Hillary 2016 a Boost)

The scandal gripping the Cuomo Administration is a big boost for Camp Hillary’s chances in 2016 and an ugly example of the kind of cronyism and corruption that plagues the Empire State.

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Chinese Leaders Stash Vast Piles of Money Offshore

A team of reporters at the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists got their hands on leaked documents that reveal a startling truth about modern China: Communist Party leaders and their friends, family members and associates—22,000 of them in all—hid as much as $4 trillion in offshore accounts since 2000. This is pretty big news. The report took two years to investigate and China blocked the website of the ICIJ and the Guardian and other outlets that cooperated on the story. It reveals something that many of those following the Snowden-NSA hubbub seem to have forgotten: America actually has less to fear from leaks and hacks than many other countries.

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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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