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Olympic Art & Artifice

Inside the “imagineering” of the Beijing Olympics.

Get Happy

The secret to happiness is…still secret.

A Law of Unintended Consequences

The irony of the Voting Rights Act.

Size Matters

Power still depends on aligning political scope with economic reality.

Innocence Abroad

Robin Wright thinks the Middle East is changing for the better, but neglects to say why.

Tibet's Last Stand?

The March uprising appraised.

Retroview: A Natural Man

Loren Eiseley fused science and the humanities like no one else.

Life after Easy Oil

A plan for escaping the tightening noose of energy dependency.

Here's to You, Harry

Three decisions that define Harry Truman as a pragmatic moralist.

The Re-Segregation of Rock & Roll

The long, strange trip from Little Richard to Dr. Dre.

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Risky Business

The Long March toward a Chinese meltdown continues.

Make NATO Great Again

Is this the Trump effect?

Terror in the Philippines

The Philippine president cut short his Russia trip to deal with a terrorist outbreak at home.

The Nork's Nukes

As North Korea’s missile progress proceeds apace, the U.S. is coming ever closer to a binary choice: war with North Korea or acceptance of its deterrent.

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A state-run insurance system would cost more than California spends on all other public services—education, police, pensions, and more—combined.

Energy Innovation

How close are renewables to a shale-like boom?

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