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Chavismo Still Hamstringing Venezuelan Oil Production

In response to a 2003 strike, then-President Hugo Ch├ívez fired some 18,000 employees from Venezuela’s state-owned oil firm. The effects of that decision are still visible in the country’s flagging oil production.

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Crude Economics

If the Saudis don’t bite the bullet next month, the cartel’s relevance will fade significantly.

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.

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