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Why America Needs the Draft

American democracy suffers when we place the responsibility for defense on an increasingly narrow segment of the population. We need a more republican country, and a more democratic military.

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machine politics

Even though Hillary Clinton lost two elections, the Clinton machine is still very much in place.

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.

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