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Looking Backward
Looking Backward
Is This Really What the Economy Needs?

After promising to create a series of “manufacturing institutes” to bring manufacturing jobs back to America almost exactly a year ago, President Obama is finally ready to open the first one. On a visit to North Carolina this week, Obama announced to a group of college students that the first of these institutes will soon open in their state thanks to a $70 million grant from the Department of Energy and a the contributions of a number of manufacturing firms.

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brave new world

We need to carefully think through a lot of our assumptions about gender roles, and build kinds of educational and social systems to help our boys succeed.

Theft in Broad Daylight

This is not your everyday bank failure in Russia.

Asia's Game of Thrones

As he heads to Japan, Duterte is once again denouncing U.S. military involvement in the Pacific. Can Tokyo push back?

The Cracks Start to Widen

Again, the question supporters of the law will have to answer centers on sustainability: is the health system that Obamacare establishes something that can really last?

Crude Economics

That OPEC production cut is going to have to fall on the Saudis’ shoulders—if it’s to happen at all.

Egypt in Turmoil

The West is ignoring an ongoing crisis in Egypt, as painful austerity measures stoke outrage against the Sisi government.

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