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Oil by Rail Fail
Oil by Rail Fail
No One Wants These Rail Oil Tankers

Old oil train tankers are prone to puncturing, and as more and more crude rides the rails, the risk of explosive accidents is increasing. The U.S. is looking to phase these tankers out, but Canada doesn’t want to use them either. A better solution: approving Keystone.

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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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