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A New Phase in the Social Media Speech Wars

Twitter’s move to shut down alt-right accounts raises questions about the future of free speech in the Internet age.

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College Admissions Debates Miss the Mark

Here are some better approaches for bringing admissions madness under control.

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Colleges Double Down on “Holistic” Admissions

College admissions deans have released a set of proposals that will help expand their power and influence.

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The Inauguration

As Donald Trump takes the oath, an essay on the historical forces that have shaped this moment by Walter Russell Mead.


Clearly a lot of frustration for the outgoing American President has been stored up in the Russian psyche.

the roots of populism

If the term “intellectual” only encompasses thinkers on the Left, then it is only natural that right-wing populists would turn it into a slur.

Rebuilding America

Paul Ryan will target $40 in private investment for every $1 his caucus approves in infrastructure spending.

Violence in Myanmar

Many of Myanmar’s long-suffering Rohingyas are now turning to internationally funded Islamist insurgents to resist the government.

The Shale Rebound

Texas’s Permian Basin has been called “the crown jewel of the world’s oil and gas industry.”

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