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Thank Goodness For Mineral Rights
Thank Goodness For Mineral Rights
When Fracking Fractures Communities

A Texas energy company wants to interpret a decades-old law to force recalcitrant homeowners to permit drilling for oil and gas. Building a 100 percent community consensus isn’t easy, but it could be worse: few other countries afford landowners the mineral rights Americans enjoy.

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Frozen Ukraine

The latest round of peace talks only mask Europe’s lack of leverage and commitment in Ukraine.

Asia's Game of Thrones

The Philippine president has now definitively cast his lot with China. How will elites in Manila react?

Follow the Money

Why hasn’t the increase in K-12 investment translated into better student outcomes?

Crude Economics

US oil companies are in much better shape than the cartel seems to think.

Under Pressure

Russia is increasingly bringing its hybrid warfare tactics to its neighbor in the north.

Immigration and 2016

A look ahead at how the issue will play out in tonight’s debates.

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