Mike Gonzalez
Ethnocentrism
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Getting Rid of La Raza

The government should not be in the business of funding ethnic factions, which only reinforce the power of the elites.

Poets Laureate
Shakespeare or Cervantes?

Who would be the more apt Bard for America today?

Understanding Our Adversaries
The Worst of All Possible Cubas

Three distinct patterns of transition out of communist rule exist: Russian, Chinese, and East European. The new American policy dooms Cuba to the worst of the lot.

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Hugging the News Cycle
AFTER ISIS

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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