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Just the Medicine

How the next president can lower drug prices with the stroke of a pen.

Top Cop

As police chief of gritty Richmond, California, Chris Magnus embraced Black Lives Matter, all but eliminated fatal shootings by police, and cut the homicide rate in half.

Higher Red

Why China’s universities may never make the grade as world-class institutions.

Hillary Opens the Overton Window

The larger political sphere is finally wising u on antitrust policy.

The Enigma of Ulysses S. Grant

A magisterial new biography fails to crack the mystery of America’s greatest general.

Trump’s Supporters Revealed

Two new books underscore the big lesson of 2016: GOP base voters hate big government spending only when the “wrong” people benefit.

Seven Habits of Successful Nations

Some unlikely places around the world are tackling some of the world’s toughest challenges and winning.

One for the Money

How Alan Greenspan’s disastrous reign at the Fed came to be.

The Revolution Will Be Analyzed

America changed in 1969, but our history isn’t quite complete.

What Drives Social Justice?

Author Mark Smith says religion lags behind culture. Maybe it is the other way around.

Pluribus et Unum

The history of American politics as a tug-of-war between our individualist and collectivist identities.

The Strongest Branch of Liberty

Louis Fisher reminds us that historically it has been Congress—dysfunction and all—that has most advanced our rights.

Quick Takes: Trump Knows Nothing About Obamacare or Mosul. Surprised?

Today brought us some shocking (?) headlines about the Republican presidential nominee. Like this one: “Donald Trump has no idea what Obamacare does.” Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump’s employees are having a “tremendous problem” with health plans they don’t actually have. Trump himself doesn’t make much use of a health plan that he also... Read more »

Islamophobes Spreading Hate in Rural America

Racists will go the areas where they can prey on the fears that people have of the unknown.

Trump: The Anti-Diplomat

Senior diplomats warn of mass resignations in the event of a Trump presidency.

The GOP Never Offered Alternatives to Trump

This is what happens when you go years obsessed with Benghazi, death panels, and more.

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