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Study: NIMBYism Makes States More Liberal

How state zoning laws exacerbate partisan segregation.

Zoned Out

Powerful interests will fight to keep crony-capitalist land-use regulations in place.

White House War on Jobs Making Progress

How the Democratic Party hastens the decline of less-skilled work.

Small Business Should Be Priority Number One

Americans of every color and every background are going to have to become more entrepreneurial in the 21st century economy than they were in the slower-moving, more structured 20th.

A New Year’s Present for California Trial Lawyers

California’s state government is moving, based on dubious feminist statistics, to enact another impossibly broad, costly regulation on the state’s employers.

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The Inauguration

As Donald Trump takes the oath, an essay on the historical forces that have shaped this moment by Walter Russell Mead.


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.

The Shale Rebound

Texas’s Permian Basin has been called “the crown jewel of the world’s oil and gas industry.”

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