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the virtues of federalism
the virtues of federalism
High-Earners Flee Blue States

A challenge for blue model partisans.

the virtues of federalism
States with the Highest Taxes Have a Desirability Problem

People who live in states with the highest taxes are more likely to want to head for the exits than people who live in states that let them hold on to more of their earnings.

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South China Sea Change

The Chinese are pulling back from the disputed Scarborough Shoal: is this a new normal or a temporary olive branch?

Latin Lefty Meltdown

It’s a sign of frustration—and a sign of Maduro’s temporary upper-hand.

Washington's Malaysia Malaise

Malaysia is preparing for its first major defense agreement with China, a sign that Beijing’s diplomacy is paying off.

Low-Hanging Fruit

We need more diesel technicians, welders, and pipe fitters.

Crude Economics

If the Saudis don’t bite the bullet next month, the cartel’s relevance will fade significantly.

Why We Can't Have Nice Things

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

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