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lower education
Grade Inflation is Worse Than We Thought

American high schools are giving out higher and higher grades even as real academic ability stagnates.

Netanyahu in Europe
Israeli Diplomacy Pays Off

Hungary, Poland, Slovakia and the Czech Republic agree that the EU should stand closer with Israel.

*cough* climate leadership *cough*
China’s Toxic Air Is Getting Worse

Greens might want to hold off on anointing Beijing as the next global green leader.

"I am your boss"
Macron Sees Off His General

His critics are accusing him of Erdoganism Lite. Are they right?

Angela and Recep
Turkey, Germany and the West

A spat over detained human rights activists points to deeper festering problems.

Conceding Syria
Trump Ends Support to Anti-Assad Rebels

There are good reasons to re-think U.S. commitments in Syria. But ending support to the rebels will pose real costs for no clear benefit.

American Balkanization
NYT Soft-Pedals Soft Secession

California, New York, and lesser liberal states are inaugurating something new and dangerous in American politics.

blue reform?
Do Centrist Dems Have a Future?

There are still Democrats who occupy something like the liberal center that Bill Clinton helped forge in the 1990s.

Market Forces
Trump Can’t Change Coal’s New Reality

A railroad CEO is grim about coal’s future in America.

Market Failure
California’s Green Policies Are Going Haywire

Between its broken carbon market and its out of control solar industry, little is going to plan in the Golden state.

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lower education

American high schools are giving out higher and higher grades even as real academic ability stagnates.

Netanyahu in Europe

Hungary, Poland, Slovakia and the Czech Republic agree that the EU should stand closer with Israel.

*cough* climate leadership *cough*

Greens might want to hold off on anointing Beijing as the next global green leader.

"I am your boss"

His critics are accusing him of Erdoganism Lite. Are they right?

Angela and Recep

A spat over detained human rights activists points to deeper festering problems.

Conceding Syria

There are good reasons to re-think U.S. commitments in Syria. But ending support to the rebels will pose real costs for no clear benefit.

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