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How Presidents Can Blow It During a National Disaster

Tevi Troy

The expansion of federal capacities, public expectations and media scrutiny are shaping the response to the Louisiana floods, Zika and other crises...

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Who Killed RadioShack?

Arthur Herman

Who killed RadioShack isn't a mystery at all. The real mystery is, when are the USPS, Congress and a new administration going to start pushing back?...

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Deal with the Devil

Lee Smith

The price Obama paid to ink an agreement with Iran continues to mount....

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There Is No Fix

Jeffrey H. Anderson

With rates escalating and options shrinking, the truth is that the Obamacare fight is nowhere near over. If anything, it is intensifying....

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The EU's War on the Web

Walter Russell Mead

Squeezing search engines to subsidize news companies will make no one better off....

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Smack Down

David W. Murray

Treat drug addiction like the crisis it is....

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The Cracks Start to Widen

Walter Russell Mead

It’s time to focus on reducing Obamacare costs by harnessing the huge potential of the information revolution....

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Norway Builds a Fence

Walter Russell Mead

An old lesson for human rights activists: when world order breaks down and refugee flows grow, compassion tends to shrink....

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North Korea's Missile Launch Shows Significant Progress

Walter Russell Mead

This "progress" is a testament to just how far the world has drifted away from the path of security and peace....

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Real Estate Price Bubble Is the Work of Media, Not Foreign Money

Brendan Brown

Concern around billionaires from abroad creating a price bubble by sheltering wealth in U.S. real estate is nothing more than hype....

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Jactancia y Negligencia

Jaime Daremblum

En los inicios de la campaña presidencial en Estados Unidos, Donald Trump exhibió sus pretensiones de supermillonario. Algunos reporteros le pregunt...

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Blue Model Continues to go the Way of the Passenger Pigeon

Walter Russell Mead

We need the conditions that favor the emergence of new jobs, new industries, new professions as the old ones fade away....

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The Poor State of the Putin-Clinton Relationship

Hannah Thoburn

It is no secret that the Kremlin is not terribly enthused about the idea of a Hillary Clinton presidency....

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Getting to the "Party of the Future"

Walter Russell Mead

The latest victory for teachers unions in California underlines how both parties are massively failing America's urban poor....

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Ankara and Tehran vs. the Kurds?

Walter Russell Mead

Could Turkey and Iran be coming to some kind of rapprochement in Syria?...

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The White House Is Hiding the Missing Link of the Iran Ransom Payment

Lee Smith

A new report shows where the $1.3 billion "interest" payment came from....

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House GOP Tax Plan: Great for Growth, Bad for Homeowners

Jeffrey H. Anderson

In terms of spurring economic prosperity, the House Republican tax plan is a big step in the right direction. But surely the GOP can do better....

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Central Bankers Break a Sweat

Walter Russell Mead

With interest rates at an all-time low, central bankers are trying to come up with policies for counteracting the next downturn....

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The War on Charters Escalates

Walter Russell Mead

Pushback against the spread of charter schools is one of the Left’s most important goals....

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Manafort, Villain-Maker

Walter Russell Mead

Trump's advisor has managed to make Russia the Evil Empire again....

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Did U.S. Pay Iran Ransom?

Rebeccah L. Heinrichs

The Obama administration now concedes that the $400-million cash payment was delayed until the hostages were on their way home....

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Message To Food Companies: Food Activists Are Your New Brand Managers

Hank Cardello

For food and beverage companies, capturing consumers' hearts, minds, and spending is only going to get more challenging....

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The Obama-Clinton Immigration Agenda Will Mean the Balkanization of America

John Fonte

The Democrats have rejected patriotic assimilation in favor of aggressive multi-culturalism masquerading as 'integration.'...

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Space-based Interceptors: Realistic, Affordable, and Necessary

Rebeccah L. Heinrichs

The debate over whether or not space is “weaponized” has long been decided in the affirmative. ...

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Three Choices for Puerto Rico

Walter Russell Mead

A slowly-moving crisis is renewing nationalist calls for independence. There are merits to these demands, but all options should be carefully explored...

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Vladimir Putin & 1999 Russian Apartment-House Bombings -- Was Putin Responsible?

David Satter

Ignoring the fact that Vladimir Putin came to power through an act of terror is highly dangerous in itself....

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Sueños Mágicos

Jaime Daremblum

Daniel Ortega vive un sueño mágico. Tiene la ilusión de ser un dictador como lo fue Tacho Somoza....

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Sunni-Shi'a Battles Erupt in Iran

Walter Russell Mead

American ideas about impending democratic transitions across the Middle East are almost always delusional fantasies....

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Evading the Constitution to Ban Nuclear Tests

Jon Kyl & Douglas J. Feith

The safety and reliability of U.S. nuclear weapons cannot be ensured forever without tests....

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Greece: Still Festering

Walter Russell Mead

That the EU has failed so spectacularly to to fix Greece makes one terrified about the bigger crises now besetting the continent....

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The Olympics Are All About Politics

Lee Smith

Character is revealed through action. Nations, like individuals, cannot help but show who they are. The Olympics are all about politics....

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The Mexican Labor Market Tightens

Walter Russell Mead

People focused on Mexico as the great source of future immigration to the U.S. are spectacularly missing the point....

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The Greatest Failure of Democratic Social Policy

Walter Russell Mead

In the 90s, the Clintons tried to help African American families get on a sustainable path to a middle class existence. ...

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On the Frontline of Putin's Kleptocracy

Peter Podkopaev

On the fringes of global affairs, the Baltic states of Estonia, Latvia, and Lithuania have been quietly but stalwartly resisting encroachment by th...

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Before Phelps, This American Brought Home 24 Gold Medals

Arthur Herman

The man who won 24 Olympic gold medals for the United States didn’t compete in any Olympic sport....

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What Exactly Is Going On In Ukraine?

Hannah Thoburn

Some kind of incident occurred on the Russian-occupied side of the Crimean border that resulted in the death of two Russian service members....

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West of Eden: Trump, Race, and Jewish Republicans

Lee Smith

What Californians Roger Simon and David Horowitz see in the GOP nominee—and how it reflects deeper veins of Jewish assimilation in America...

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Only the US Can Stop China's Maritime Aggression

Arthur Herman

There is a growing crisis in the East China Sea which two countries, and only two, can stop before it grows into a major international incident....

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One-on-One with Douglas Feith

Douglas J. Feith

Doug Feith on the Middle East today and what he would do differently looking back....

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'The Truth' about Putin - and What it Means for Relations with Russia

David Satter

Did Vladimir Putin come to power as a result of an act of terror against his own people?...

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Kramatorsk, Two Years On

Hannah Thoburn

Kramatorsk has a long way to go before the city feels whole again....

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Marijuana Use On the Rise in America

David W. Murray

Long-held and beneficial American norms against drug use appear to be collapsing....

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China Makes Its Latest Power Play in the East China Sea

Arthur Herman

It’s betting that the U.S. will let its continued aggression go unchecked....

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El Caso Wallenberg

Jaime Daremblum

El nombre de Raoul Wallenberg es venerado por judíos y cristianos, solidarios con su heroica gesta para rescatar a miles de sus hermanos víctimas de...

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The New Threat of Very Accurate Missiles

Max Singer

Israel will have to get the difficult balance between offense and defense right before the next war or it may not have a second chance....

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After Emperor Akihito

Arthur Herman

Arthur Herman on the future of the Japanese monarchy....

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Obama's Historically Bad Economy

Jeffrey H. Anderson

The recent release of anemic quarterly economic-growth numbers for 2016 has revived the debate over the Obama economy....

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The Fog of Forever War

Gabriel Schoenfeld

In a world where a weapon can be a roadside bomb or a computer virus, confusion reigns. Do the laws of war or peacetime apply?...

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Former Official: Pakistan's Taliban Policy 'Inadequate'

Husain Haqqani

Husain Haqqani, former Pakistani ambassador to the U.S., tells Michael Holmes that Pakistan must make no distinction between jihadi groups....

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Economic Growth by President

Jeffrey H. Anderson

Recently released figures for the second quarter of 2016 invite the question of how the GDP has fared under each of the dozen post-WWII presidents...

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U.S. Nuclear Policy: A Matter for The Next President

Rebeccah L. Heinrichs

The nuclear idealists in the Obama administration only have a few months left to weaken the U.S. nuclear deterrent via the "Prague Agenda."...

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Putin's Game

Lee Smith

All at once, the Democratic party rose up in unison and declared that Moscow is a threat to vital interests....

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Will the Bubble Pop Even if the Fed Never Raises Rates?

Brendan Brown

There is no ready-made answer in Austrian business cycle theory to the multi-trillion dollar question now looming over the global economy and markets...

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Paying Ransom to Iran

Lee Smith

The empirical evidence is that the clerical regime in Tehran cannot be trusted, and the Obama administration will continue to provide cover for it....

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The IMF Swoon

Irwin M. Stelzer

One can't help wondering what is going on in the IMF's highly paid forecasting shop....

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Bank Of England Cuts Interest Rates

Irwin M. Stelzer

How the economic impact of Brexit is being felt across the Atlantic....

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Is Marijuana Smuggling Declining Under President Obama?

David W. Murray

Data Show Changes in Sentencing, Not Changes in Crime ...

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Actuarial Establishment Tries to Suppress Explosive Paper on Public Pensions

Walter Russell Mead

Powerful interests don’t want public pensions to be governed by the same kinds of accounting principles used in the private sector....

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Norks Fire Missile Within 200nm of Japanese Coast

Walter Russell Mead

Pyongyang, no stranger to provocation, has taken things to the next level....

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Mike Rogers on $400 Million Cash Payments to Iran

Mike Rogers

Was the payment to Iran really unrelated to the release of American hostages?...

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Turkey’s Tilt Toward Moscow

Peter Rough

By sidestepping the question of Assad, Erdogan is attempting to unlock cooperation with Russia on his other major domestic priorities....

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Hostages Released as White House Gave Iran $400 million

Rebeccah L. Heinrichs

Hudson Institute fellow Rebeccah Heinrichs discusses the latest report that the White House paid Iran $400 million in January 2016....

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Blaming Singapore Will Not Solve Malaysia’s Problems

Walter Russell Mead

The response to “Blame Singapore” is a sign that the Malaysian establishment isn’t yet ready to move away from the old way of doing things....

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Is Tech Going to Save America’s Bacon Yet Again?

Walter Russell Mead

The news that telemedicine is beginning to have a bigger impact is a much bigger story than many think....

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F-35 Declared Ready for Battle

Walter Russell Mead

It is hard not to be impressed by the flow of better news as the plane moves closer to readiness....

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Syria's Terrorist Diaspora

Rebeccah L. Heinrichs

Last week FBI Director James Comey warned: "At some point there’s going to be a terrorist diaspora out of Syria like we’ve never seen before."...

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Finanzas Olímpicas

Jaime Daremblum

A propósito de los Juegos Olímpicos que tendrán lugar dentro de pocos días en Río, leí un iluminante análisis sobre las operaciones del Comité...

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No, Obamacare Has Not Lowered Premiums

Jeffrey H. Anderson

Upon further review, all signs point to increased premiums since Obamacare was implemented in 2014 ...

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Jerusalem Notebook: The Silent Struggle of Bethlehem's Christians

Lela Gilbert

Today, much of the tension in Bethlehem and elsewhere in the West Bank is blamed on the “Israeli occupation” and the security fence....

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Russia Expert: US Politicians Don't Grasp Putin's Corruption

David Satter

On 'Happening Now,' author David Satter issues a warning to presidential candidates and lawmakers...

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Trump's Real Point About Russian Hackers

Arthur Herman

We are nearly defenseless in the cyber sphere...

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Warnings of a Terrorist Diaspora

Rebeccah L. Heinrichs

Rebeccah Heinrichs talks with Buck Sexton about the terrorist diaspora...

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The Wages of Inequality

Irwin M. Stelzer

In 1965 the average CEO earned 20 times what the average worker took home. Now, that ratio is over 300-to-1....

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Brexit Fallout Hits France

Irwin M. Stelzer

The French have a clear vision of how want Britain's decision to leave the EU should play out: British businesses out of the EU, French businesses int...

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Did Kuroda's Radical Policy Knowingly Disappoint?

Brendan Brown

The Bank of Japan’s most anticipated policy announcement in years left investors underwhelmed, sparking a surge in the yen....

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Obama's Dangerous Plan to Abandon a Key Nuclear Deterrent

Arthur Herman

The threat of striking first in a nuclear conflict is vital to keeping global piece. Why would Obama give it up?...

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Climate Policy: Where Do We Go from Here?

Irwin M. Stelzer

The twin pillars of the administration's environmental policy have collapsed, but the Democratic platform is now doubling down....

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The World is at War and the Peace Has Been Lost

Walter Russell Mead

The Democratic Party today is in better shape to provide the country with coherent leadership, but can it navigate stormy times ahead?...

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هل يؤثر فشل الانقلاب بعلاقات واشنطن وأنقرة؟

Samuel Tadros

Sam Tadros on the future of U.S.-Turkish relations following the coup....

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El Sultán de Turquía

Jaime Daremblum

En la noche del 15 de julio, la radio y la televisión de Turquía anunciaron que un golpe de Estado estaba en marcha....

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The Unreported Terrorism Targeting France's Catholic Communities

Lela Gilbert

In recent months, Islamist terrorists have brutalized France, horrifying the world with vicious, bloodthirsty murders and mutilations....

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Virginia Governor to Ignore Court Rebuke and Give Felons the Vote

Jeffrey H. Anderson

It remains to be seen how the Virginia General Assembly, or GOP presidential candidate Donald Trump, will respond to McAuliffe's lawless power grab....

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Who Lost NATO?

Lee Smith

The NATO issue is evidence of the foreign policy community as a whole, right and left, coming unmoored....

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Russia and the (Scoop) Jackson Democrats

Walter Russell Mead

Could it be that Putin’s threat to liberty and decency is bringing Americans together?...

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Bernie's Campaign Invites a Leader of a Spanish Anti-Semitic and Anti-Israel Group to the Democratic Convention

Ronald Radosh

Bernie Sanders' invitation to a Spanish political party, PODEMOS, which is virulently anti-Israel and anti-Semitic....

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The Real Reason for Obama's Cuba Breakthrough

Walter Russell Mead

The whole point of the Castro brothers' opening was to avoid change....

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The Prime of Amazon's Life

Irwin M. Stelzer

July 12 just might have been the day on which the retail sector as we have known it here in America came to its end....

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Global Security and Democratic Governance Falter as Historic Rivalries Reemerge

Richard Weitz

Amid rising nationalism, the democratic powers of the West struggle to retain openness and economic integration...

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Falling for ISIS Propaganda about Christians

Nina Shea

An influential international body endorses the discredited claim that ISIS wants to protect Christians—not commit genocide against them....

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Genocide of Christians in the Path of ISIL: An Interview with Cardinal Theodore McCarrick

Nina Shea

On March 17, for only the second time in American history, the secretary of state officially designated an ongoing genocide....

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Trump's Nomination Is a Response to Elites' Failure

Jeffrey H. Anderson

A clearer rebuke of insider elites is hardly imaginable—and the rebuke is well-deserved....

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Good for the Media, Bad for America

Martha Bayles

How serious political reporting became a luxury good amid a mass-market media circus....

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El Oro del Reich

Jaime Daremblum

Los tesoros artísticos, que el nazismo saqueó de museos y colecciones privadas de judíos en Europa durante la II Guerra Mundial, han dado lugar a u...

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The EU Spurred Democracy and Prosperity in Eastern Europe. After Brexit, is that Over?

Hannah Thoburn

For many Eastern European countries, EU membership was a blessing, not a burden....

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