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On Trade, T.R.’s Party No Longer

Republicans surrender their new majority’s power to Obama and globalization.

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What Libertarians (and Conservatives) Don’t Understand About Poverty

Today’s poor may have more consumer goods than in generations past, but their lives are no less uncertain.

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The GOP Pre-emptively Surrenders to Obama on Trade

The economic destruction wreaked on the working class can only continue so long before the U.S. gets a Syriza.


The End Of Blogging – And The Need For One Big Paywall

Andrew Sullivan’s retirement isn’t just the end of an era – it may be the end of a business model that all content-creators had a stake in.

Great Raft Brewing, Shreveport. Beer from here. (Photo by Shreveport-Bossier Convention & Visitors Bureau/Flickr)

Small Is Delicious

When small business owners and craftsmen can outcompete the big guys

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What’s Wrong With the NFL?

Scandal and injury aside, the league has made a boring game.

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A Victory for the Rule of Law

Overambitious prosecutors who stretched insider trading laws are reined in by the courts.

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