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The Future of the GOP
The Future of the GOP
An Organized Hypocrisy

Party politics has always involved considerable hypocrisy, but the modern Republican Party has taken it to a new level.

The Future of the GOP
GOP Splits on Shutting Down the Government, Again

President Obama’s plans to relax the nation’s enforcement of immigration laws may send the GOP leadership into another fight with its more conservative wing.

The Future of the GOP
Red Dawn in the Morning, Incumbents Take Warning

Many of the most conservative governors up for re-election are facing very challenging re-election campaigns, even in states that are further to the right than the nation as a whole. That’s not a very promising sign for any attempt to take the “red dawn” national.

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Crude Economics

America’s rig count is rising, and it’s only going to climb further after OPEC’s decision to cut output.

Crude Economics

Moscow just promised to cut its oil output, but that promise rings hollow.

Asia's Game of Thrones

China’s seizure of Singapore’s troop carriers is a power move that sends a signal about Beijing’s displeasure with the Lion City.

Burma's Rohingyas

Outrage at Myanmar’s leader for her inaction on the Rohingya demonstrates the continuing failure of human rights activists to understand the world or develop wise strategies for dealing with it.

Looking Ahead

Nancy Pelosi’s re-election at House Minority Leader suggests that even the 2016 disaster has not yet weakened the establishment’s iron grip over Democratic power centers.

The Vapors

The inability of U.S. diplomats to explain Trump and his worldview to their foreign interlocutors is likely to be a more serious problem for American foreign policy than any early flubs by the President-elect.

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