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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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Asia's Game of Thrones

As Duterte continues to slam the U.S. and look to China, Japan is caught in an awkward position.


By snubbing nuclear power, Berlin has consigned itself to decades of coal dependence.

The European Immigration Crisis

There is nothing so permanent as a temporary measure.

Miracles Can Happen

It’s probably not a model for the country (as some analysts would have it), but it shows that compromise is possible when all parties involved are committed to finding a practical solution.

Putin on a show?

Russia’s advantage in Syria is a matter of political will, not technical capability.

Higher Education Watch

Colleges make resident assistants “mandatory reporters” for potential Title IX violations.

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