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Rethinking Higher-Ed
Rethinking Higher-Ed
Another Round in the Higher Ed Wars

William Deresiewicz’s Excellent Sheep is the latest book to bemoan the way higher education is failing to improve its students’ souls. But college is at least as important a means of preparing students for life in our increasingly changeable economy and society.

Rethinking Higher-Ed
Three-Year Bachelor's Picking Up Steam at Elite Schools

Wesleyan University is joining a growing movement to allow students to earn a bachelor’s degree in three years instead of four. The tuition savings involved make this a smart decision for students, but why not take this approach even further?

Rethinking Higher-Ed
Private Colleges Attack Tennessee's Free Community College Plan

Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam plans to fund tuition-free community college plan in part by reducing scholarships to four-year colleges. Private schools are not happy.

Rethinking Higher-Ed
Home-Schooling for Higher Ed

America has a glut of underemployed PhDs and a lot of students who are struggling to find the time and money to go to college. Sounds like a match made in heaven.

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Walter Russell Mead & Staff
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.

After the Elections

Fair enough. But some of the Realpolitik Russia won’t like.

Shale Is Hale

Welcome to the era of the “monster frack.”

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