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Scottish Devolution Pledges Provoke a Conservative Party Backlash

Backbench MPs promise a “bloodbath” even if the “No” vote succeeds. David Cameron has promised more to Scotland than some Conservatives will tolerate.

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Goldman Sachs Panics as Scots Warm to Independence

After a surprise debate win for SNP leader Alex Salmond, polls are registering a huge swing of support for the Scottish independence movement. With the vote only two weeks away, critics of independence are getting panicked.

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Canny Scots Lean "No" Amid Sterling Doubts and Celeb Backlash

Worries about the pound and the financial system undercut the Scottish drive for independence. Meanwhile, Sir Mick Jagger signs up with the Pope as 200 celebrities call for Scotland to keep the Union Jack.

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The Promise of Scottish Shale

A new report estimates Scottish shale contains some 6 billion barrels of oil, in addition to trillions of cubic feet of natural gas. How will this figure into the Scottish independence debate?

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Putin's Patronage

The rebound of Russia’s largest oil company appears to be a major success story, but the truth is more complicated.

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Jason Willick on the inadequacy of the donor class vision for the Republican Party.

Regulate Don't Kill

Trying to apply blue model thinking to post-blue problems is foolish.

A New Cud to Chew

Feeding cows seaweed could cut out 99 percent of their methane emissions.

Trouble in Brussels

After threatening Putin with new sanctions over Syria, European leaders discover they lack the political will to deliver.

The United States is now going to have to figure out how to help Venezuela avoid completely melting down, with the Venezuelan strongman still at the helm.

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