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Another Train Carrying Crude Crashes

Over the weekend, a train carrying 100 cars loaded with crude derailed in remote Canadian wilderness. Mr. President, consider accidents like these as you ponder your Keystone decision.

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California Goes Full Boondoggle on Train Project

California is breaking ground on its new high speed rail project, but it’s as terrible an idea as ever.

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The Obama Administration's Epic Rail Fail

The Obama Administration has spent five years and $11 billion pursuing a grand high-speed rail scheme. The result is a boondoggle of massive proportions.

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2,000 New French Trains Won't Fit in French Stations

After ordering 2,000 new trains, France was dismayed to find they’re too wide to fit most of the country’s station platforms. How could this happen?

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High-Speed Train Is the Thorn in Jerry Brown's Side

California Governor Jerry Brown is entering an election year with one of his biggest pet projects in serious trouble. In November, two court decisions made it considerably more difficult for the state to raise money for the high-speed rail project and tied up the construction in environmental red tape. On its own, this may not pose a serious long-term threat to the program, but public opinion is turning against it as well. If this becomes a hot issue again, it could be one of the few major weakness in Brown’s potential reelection campaign.

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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.

Fear the Airpocalypse

Companies are defying orders to cut back on air pollution.

Asia's Game of Thrones

Philippine officials sought to clarify Duterte’s comments on separating from the U.S., but the situation is still murky.

Reefer Madness

Is it Gary Johnson’s world? Not necessarily.


Rosneft CEO Igor Sechin thinks Moscow can add 4 million barrels per day in the coming years.

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