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2014 Midterms: Another Six-Year Senate Sweep? Michael Barone 07/11/2014
The conventional wisdom that presidents tend to suffer serious losses in Senate elections in their sixth year in office is less elucidating than it might first appear, although it does appear likely that the Democrats will lose the Senate this year.
Why Voters Grew Tired of Cantor James V. DeLong 06/29/2014
One can argue that, from the Tea Party point of view, if the establishment refuses to address the government-by-cronyism issue, then upsetting the table is the right move.
The EPA Overreaches Again Blake Hurst 06/23/2014
A new EPA rule is a disaster for farmers and the traditional understanding of the relationship between the federal government and the states.
Europe's Energy Problem Desmond Lachman 06/20/2014
Developments in the Middle East and Ukraine show Europe needs to improve its energy policy or face serious economic consequences.
The G-7 Weighs in on SIFI Designations Peter J. Wallison 06/16/2014
The Treasury and Federal Reserve, afraid of congressional opposition, sought G-7 support for accelerated SIFI designations of capital markets firms.
Europe in Denial Desmond Lachman 06/09/2014
Despite an electorate that is increasingly hostile to the European project and the risk that Europe could be drifting towards Japanese-style deflation, European policymakers remain complacent.
Death, Duty, D-Day Ralph Kinney Bennett 06/06/2014
Seventy years ago, our nation led the Western World to a costly victory over tyranny in what was the greatest military undertaking in history.
North Korea's Paradoxical Upswing in Trade Nicholas Eberstadt 06/04/2014
Never before has the North Korean economy been so totally dependent on the largesse of a single trade patron as it appears to be today.
The Left’s Limits on Free Speech Michael M. Rosen 04/23/2014
The contemporary legal and political Left values political free speech only insofar as it leads to collective action.
Taking Religion Seriously Charles Murray 04/18/2014
A good way to jar yourself out of unreflective atheism is to read about contemporary science.
 
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