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Walter Russell Mead
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Some Thoughts on the Trump News Bombshell

This event is deeply damaging to the country and its institutions in the short run. Don’t for a second think that Putin is unhappy by this latest turn of events.

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The Light at the End of the Yule Blog

Christmas is important to Christians because from their point of view the Baby Jesus is the meaning of Christmas, and the meaning of Christmas is the meaning of life.

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How Real Is the Meaning?

The Gospels occupy a kind of center point in human culture as a whole: products of a particular time and place, but comprehensible to all.

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Sitting in Darkness, Blogging the Light

If we leave religion out of our national conversation, we end up with a vapid conversation that doesn’t address the deepest realities that move most of the people in this country.

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China Bubble Looking Ever More Ominous

IMF economists are chastising Xi’s economic team in uncharacteristically strident tones.

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The GOP Takes a Hack at the Healthcare Gordian Knot

A screwed-up repeal of Obamacare is likely to have fewer political repercussions than passing it in the first place. Still, Republicans may soon wish they had taken a slower and steadier path to repeal and reform.

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Christmas Violence Forces Germany to Face Hard Truths

Like Japan, Germany is making moves that would have been unthinkable until recently. These are the costs of a fraying liberal world order.

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The Mother of All Meaning

To get any insight at all into what Jesus’ childhood and upbringing were like, you have to do something that sometimes makes Protestants uncomfortable: study Mary.

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God’s Dilemma

The flawed human race, trapped in a cycle of cascading pain and wrong is what, and who, God is bound and determined to love; the question is how can He do it?

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One for All

The Christmas story suggests that we can somehow try to be loyal members of our nations, our families, our tribes—and also to reach out to the broader human community of which we are also a part.

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Greeks Bearing Debts

Greece’s recurrent crisis is the result of bad Greek and German decisions alike. Only one is in year eight of a depression as a result.

Frack Baby Frack

Abundant shale gas brought natural gas prices to historic lows—and made the US a net exporter of the hydrocarbon.

WRM Elsewhere

Walter Russell Mead tackles the question.

Silicon Valley All Grown Up

Is Silicon Valley getting tired of blue governance?

Military Spending

The UK government promises that Britain’s new aircraft carriers will have aircraft.

institutions and legitimacy

if the fourth branch is diminished in the Trump era, it will have only itself to blame.

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