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The Supremes After Scalia
The Supremes After Scalia
The End of SCOTUS?

It’s possible to imagine a scenario where the Supreme Court gradually hemorrhages legitimacy even as it accumulates more and more power. That would be a dangerous combination.

The Supremes After Scalia
The Court Controversy: Not Unprecedented

There have been two instances since the Civil War where a president failed to fill a Supreme Court vacancy. But this debate isn’t really about precedent.

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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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