Unintended Consequences
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The Sanctions Blowback From the EU Begins

In handcuffing Trump with Russia sanctions, Congress may have opened up a whole new can of worms—and sparked retaliation from Moscow to Berlin.

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The Minimum Wage Carnage Hasn’t Started Yet

A minimum wage experiment backfired in Seattle. It could be even more devastating to regions less wealthy than the Emerald City.

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Trump’s Gifts to Merkel and Macron

The U.S. President did not go to Europe planning to punish Britain, reward Germany and promote France. But that is exactly what he did.

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“Ban the Box” Doesn’t Work

Add the phrase to the pantheon of alliterative social justice slogans that sound appealing but collapse under scrutiny.

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When Liberal Goals Collide

Generous family leave policies advocated by university feminists seem to have backfired spectacularly.

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War on McDonald’s Harms the Poor

The offensive against franchises won’t just destroy opportunities for workers—it will hollow out the communities where these restaurants are actually an important source of social capital.

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Another Green Policy Backfires

Homeowners that participated in a federal green financing program are having trouble selling their houses in California.

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A Pushy China Brings Neighbors Together

Japan gets cozy with Australia and the Philippines: yet more evidence that China’s increasingly assertive regional strategy is pushing its neighbors into each others’ hands.

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Riyadh: Nuke Deal Will Make Us Get Nukes Too

The Saudis and the GCC will be venting all of their frustrations with the Iran nuclear deal on President Obama today.

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Hugging the News Cycle

With the Iraqi government’s move to retake Kirkuk, it’s time for the U.S. to start planning for just how bad things could get.

Counting Carbon

The EIA projects US energy-related greenhouse gas emissions will continue to fall this year.

European Disunion

In forcing Catalonia to clarify its intentions on independence, Madrid is chipping away at the separatists’ facade of unity.

Development and Its Discontents

A new data dive offers mixed evidence, confirming some prevailing narratives and confounding others.

Echo Chamber Redux

Americans deserve in-depth commentary and analysis about the merits and faults of the Iran nuclear deal. They are not getting it.

Spy Games

Another disturbing chapter in the Obama-era spy wars.

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