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Beijing to Trump: Tread Lightly

Beijing is wasting no time laying down red lines via one of Trump’s favorite means of communication: American television.

UN Vote on Settlements Can’t Hide Palestinian Collapse

No vote in the echo chamber of the Security Council can change the fact of Palestinian weakness and Israeli strength at this pivotal moment in world history.

Kerry and Lavrov Close on Syria Deal?

Another weekend, another “breakthrough” in the Syria “ceasefire” negotiation process.

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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.

Asia's Game of Thrones

More wages from Obama’s vaunted Pivot to Asia.

Golden State Blues

California’s high-end housing market is one of the most attractive for America’s rich. The market for starter homes? Not so much.

good causes & bad advocates

The organization’s reckless and misleading use of its imprimatur is poisonous for public debate.

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