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At least since the 2010 midterms, it’s been a liberal talking point that Republican extremism is to blame for political polarization and gridlock. A recent study calls this narrative into question.

Holy War

Saudi sectarian warfare watch continues as a prominent Saudi religious authority ceremonially fired artillery into Yemen.

China's Rise

As the Pentagon muddles and U.S. military equipment ages, Beijing is investing in advanced ballistic weapons.

After the Nuclear Deal

If true, an Iranian ban on further talks with the U.S. would suggest that despite the nuclear deal, there’s no new relationship with Iran in sight.


To survive the transition to the web, journalism needs to do more than develop better business models: It needs to get much smarter about what it is doing and why.

Transport of Tomorrow
Winter for Higher-Ed

Sooner or later, interest rates will go up generally, and that’s likely to price some colleges out of the bond market completely.

“Witnesses of Higher Oil Prices”
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Petrostate Politics
Is there more than messianic delusion to the Kremlin's confidence that oil prices will rebound soon? And could Vladimir Putin's Syria gamble have something to do with it?
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