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Radical Islam, Euphemisms, and the Labor of Selective Tradition

By refusing to talk about Islamism, President Obama is ceding the terms of debate to the likes of Trump.

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Rhodes to Ruin

Postmodern politicking didn’t start with the Obama Administration, but it has reached its apotheosis with Ben Rhodes.

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Dots Wanting Connection: A Press Review

The President and his Administration have shown a marked preference for words in lieu of deeds, and the mainstream press has rarely called them out on this.

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Putin's Retirement Plan?

The sanctioned Russian bank VTB, a Kremlin favorite, had a critical role to play in the sale of a government oil company stake last month. Cui bono?

the grass is always greener

The GOP has spent altogether too much energy raging against the Affordable Care Act and altogether too little developing and building support for alternatives.

Law & Order

A new study estimates just how much police reduce crime rates.

Crude Economics

It’s not enough to balance supply and demand—petrostates need to contend with crude in storage, as well.

Asia's Game of Thrones

Do the defense minister’s words signify a rift within Manila’s top leadership?

Post-EU

Over the weekend, PEOTUS assured Britain of a speedy bilateral trade deal as soon as he’s in office. If things go well for Britain, look to some other wavering EU countries to start looking at their options.

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