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The New Normal
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The End of the West As We Know It?

The following remarks were delivered on May 13 at the 2016 Lennart Meri Conference by the President of Estonia. In the wake of the recent Brexit vote, they are more resonant than ever.

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McDonald’s Franchisees Are Feeling the Heat

The pressures buffeting McDonald’s illustrate one of the unpleasant but important truths about our service economy: it’s inherently more volatile than what came before.

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Humanitarian Catastrophes and Global Disorder

Today’s plight of the Rohingya, the Syrians and the Libyans point toward the kind of change and turmoil that is bound to accompany any serious decline of American power and will.

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Why We Can't Have Nice Things

An expert working on the project cautions the MTA may miss its next deadline.

Higher Ed Shake Up

New low-cost programs are carving out a critical space in the U.S. higher education system.


Hint: it isn’t pretty.

Blue Model Blues

Kicking the can down the road is turning into a hobby for PA lawmakers.

Xi who must be obeyed

The Chinese President’s new status as “core” leader will strengthen his hand, but rifts remain within the Party.

Deal or No Deal

The answer isn’t straightforward, and it’s likely to be decided by our next president.

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