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Turkey’s Enemies Aren’t Always Ours

When allies go their own way, so should we.

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Deep State America

Democracy is often subverted by special interests operating behind the scenes.

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How to Stop Brutality-Adjacent Policing

We need to train police offers to be “guardians,” not warriors.

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Obama vs. Netanyahu: The Decisive Months

Will Iran deal opponents sway the American public and lawmakers?

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Iran and America: The Big Picture

What the deal means for the region’s calculus of power.

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How Far Will Trump Go?

The billionaire populist is heading for a one-on-one showdown with the GOP establishment.

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Why Read Christopher Lasch?

The conservative radical has answers to Charles Murray’s hard questions.

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Hope for American Schools?

Lamar Alexander brings Elizabeth Warren and Rand Paul together on decentralized education reforms, while grassroots charters spread nationally.

Revenge of the Anti-Terror State

Once-defeated domestic anti-terrorism legislation is being quietly revived in Congress this week.

A World of Cities

How localism prospers in an era of globalization

Civil Disobedience in the Disunited States of America

As Americans pull away from each other in a secession of the heart, political consequences will surely follow.