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Martha Bayles
Print & Pixels
Milo Murray & Middlebury
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How Not to Defend Free Speech

And why some limits on speech are not only good but even necessary for a free society.

Six Lessons
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Protecting America’s Voice Abroad

A memo to the new CEO of U.S. international media.

Eat the Press
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Will Tweety Eat Sylvester?

Why is the President-elect so good at getting the media to chase their own tails?

The Writing on the Wall
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It’s the Corruption, Stupid

How Westerners misunderstand the Eurasian drift of former Soviet republics like Moldova.

Unreliable Narratives
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Watch Me Lie!

The problem with our media isn’t “fake news.” It’s the absence of meaningful contexts for interpretation.

Information Age
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Good for the Media, Bad for America

How serious political reporting became a luxury good amid a mass-market media circus.

The Sony Hack
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Kick the Chicken, Kowtow to the Monkey

Forget about North Korea and The Interview: For decades Hollywood has been censoring its own output to protect access to the Chinese market.

The TNR Dust-Up
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Horrible Bosses

What the New Republic and the Washington Redskins have in common.

American Refractions
American’s Misguided Gender Missionaries

America’s eternal secular messianic temptation has now alighted on gender equality.

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Walter Russell Mead & Staff
After the MOAB

Secretary Mattis arrives in Kabul on a surprise visit after the deadliest attack on the Afghan military since the start of the war.

Asia's Game of Thrones

It won’t transform the balance of power overnight, but it may spook the neighbors.

EU's Future

Will a win for the “radical center” signal anything more than a slow decline of the status quo toward failure?

Blue Boondoggles

If federalism means anything at all, it means that states and cities should, unless some grave emergency exists, be responsible for their own transit and transportation infrastructure.

Power Shift

For the first time in more than 130 years, the UK is going a day without burning coal for power.

Money

It’s vital that we make sure that the great wealth-creating machine is ready for the millennial generation.

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