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A Turning Point for $15 Minimum?

Voters in Maine handed a stinging rebuke to the $15 minimum movement. Is sanity setting in?

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Republican Victories Highlight 2016 Stakes

Democrats should be worried about the extent of the clobbering they have endured over the past six years in state and local elections.

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Midterms Portend More Military Spending

Our military budget has been substantially reduced, but the Republican upset in the Senate might herald a change.

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Walter Russell Mead & Staff

Regular readers know the answer: not very effective at all.

Horn of Africa

…and that may not be such a bad thing.

The Inauguration

As Donald Trump takes the oath, an essay on the historical forces that have shaped this moment by Walter Russell Mead.


Clearly a lot of frustration for the outgoing American President has been stored up in the Russian psyche.

the roots of populism

If the term “intellectual” only encompasses thinkers on the Left, then it is only natural that right-wing populists would turn it into a slur.

Rebuilding America

Paul Ryan will target $40 in private investment for every $1 his caucus approves in infrastructure spending.

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