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Cleaning Up Atlantis

How to put a kleptocracy on the road to transparency.

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Neither Red Nor Blue, But Something New

Even the New York Times has started to recognize that red states do something right, albeit very reluctantly. Change may be coming.

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Driver’s Licenses in the 21st Century

Iowa is developing a driver’s license app. Smart governance is within reach, and becoming more so all the time.

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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.

Recessional

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.

Violence in Myanmar

Many of Myanmar’s long-suffering Rohingyas are now turning to internationally funded Islamist insurgents to resist the government.

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