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Europe's Secessionists
Europe's Secessionists
Catalonia Puts Secession on Hold—Indefinitely?

Leaders in the Catalonia secession movement have agreed to obey a court injunction against the proposed November referendum, suspending for the time being any campaigning on behalf of it. This move defuses an immediate constitutional crisis, but Catalonia’s determination to keep pushing on means the detente might be temporary.

Europe's Secessionists
As Scottish Crisis Recedes, Catalonian Crisis Gets Worse

The President of the regional Catalan government has formally called a regional secession referendum for November. The Spanish government vows to stop the vote from happening, putting the two sides on a potentially explosive collision course.

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Why We Can't Have Nice Things

Déjà vu all over again.

Public Opinion

A new Gallup poll registers big increases in respect for police, including among Democrats and nonwhites.

Asia's Game of Thrones

Both Washington and Manila are doing damage control in the wake of Duterte’s latest comments, but the real test is yet to come.


Even the New York Times is beginning to acknowledge Obama’s sorry legacy in the Middle East.

beyond blue

Financial literacy has to become a basic element of the U.S. educational system.


The inability to pass the easiest of trade deals with Canada speaks to a deeper structural crisis at the heart of the continent.

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