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(Not) Responding to Russia

The White House appears to have decided to hunker down and hope Putin’s aggression ends up backfiring.


The energiewende has found a policy sour spot, somehow boosting coal production and electricity prices simultaneously.

Campus Kangaroo Courts

The draconian crackdown on sexual misconduct we have been seeing over the last several years originated not with campuses, but with the federal government. And the feds show no signs of backing off.

Game of Thrones

It’s a go: An unnamed U.S. official has confirmed that the United States Navy will sail ships within 12 miles of China’s reclaimed reefs in the Spratly archipelago.

A Note from WRM

Debaters with the Bard Prison Initiative recently defeated the Harvard debate team. The story is a reminder that many young people in the United States lack the kind of mentoring, care, and attention that can make all the difference.

Keeping Up With the Purges

It’s a notable escalation in the purge.

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