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A Note from WRM
A Note from WRM
Go Bard!

The success of the Prison Initiative’s debating team is a reminder that many young people have tremendous untapped potential that can be unleashed with the right support.

A Note from WRM
Extremely Proud of My Bard Students and Colleagues

Debaters with the Bard Prison Initiative recently defeated the Harvard debate team. The story is a reminder that many young people in the United States lack the kind of mentoring, care, and attention that can make all the difference.

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Upgrades at Our Site

As you read this, I’m on a plane somewhere over the Atlantic flying back to the States. I’ve been in Budapest for most of the week completely swamped in meetings, all the while trying to meet several competing writing deadlines. As such, you’ll have to forgive me, dear readers, if my post explaining the site changes you see in front of you is a little brief.

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What's In a Deal?

Support for the Paris deal is coming from surprising places—Republican lawmakers, corporate America, and the fossil fuel industry.


A new elite initiative to shield itself from accountability.

National Insecurity

The breaches of American security during the past eight years were even worse than we knew.

Europe's War on the Internet

Germany adopts, EU considers, new restrictions on internet speech. But is ideology or protectionism to blame?

One Man; One Vote

As party leader, Erdogan will further guarantee his personal control of the state.

Going Ballistic

North Korea is giving no respite to South Korea’s new pro-engagement president.

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