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The Bad Earth
The Bad Earth
With Smog Above and Toxins Below, China Suffers

China’s toxic smog may grab all the headlines, but the country is wrangling with another insidious enemy: soil pollution. Nearly 20 percent of the country’s arable land is polluted, threatening the country’s food supply.

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Walter Russell Mead & Staff

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.”


And get this: it’s because the industry already got the subsidies it wanted.

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