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HUD Secretary Dr. Ben Carson speaks at the White House, on January 12, 2018 in Washington, DC.
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Making American Bureaucracy Terrible Again

The Trump administration's petty corruption will have a clear legacy: more red tape for years to come.

White House National Security Advisor HR McMaster on December 13, 2017 in Washington,DC. (ERIC BARADAT/AFP/Getty Images)

McMaster’s Problem Isn’t Trump. It’s Mattis and Kelly.

The "axis of adults" has been running foreign policy, but the national security advisor was quickly pushed to the kids' table.

Students watch a street parade in China's southern Hainan province on November 7, 2017. (STR/AFP/Getty Images)

China’s Middle Class Is Pulling Up the Ladder Behind Itself

The rural poor are increasingly unwelcome in China’s big cities.

Rural residents near the city of Anshun, China on Feb. 20, 2014. (Mark Ralston/AFP/Getty Images)

China’s War on Poverty Could Hurt the Poor Most

The government is pushing people out of rural squalor — and into urban dependence.

BARCELONA, SPAIN - SEPTEMBER 11:  Demonstrators march during a Pro-Independence demonstration as part of the celebrations of the National Day of Catalonia on September 11, 2014 in Barcelona, Spain. Thousands of Catalans celebrating the 'Diada de Catalunya', are using it as an opportunity to hold demonstrations to demand the right to hold a self-determination referendum next November.  (Photo by David Ramos/Getty Images)

Spain Is Flirting With Another Civil War

Will Madrid’s coming standoff with Catalonia be resolved around a negotiating table, or either sides of barricades?

Supporters of the Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) burn posters bearing the image od Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif as they take part in a protest in Lahore on July 23, 2017.
Pakistan's governing party has rejected as "trash" a corruption report accusing Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif of living beyond his means, the latest in long-running allegations which sparked calls for him to resign. The Joint Investigation Team (JIT) of civilian and military investigators has issued a report claiming there was a "significant disparity" in the Sharif family's income and lifestyle. / AFP PHOTO / ARIF ALI        (Photo credit should read ARIF ALI/AFP/Getty Images)

The Only Enemy Pakistan’s Army Can Beat Is Its Own Democracy

The country's prime ministers have always come and gone at the behest of the generals who really run the country.

WASHINGTON, DC - AUGUST 02:  Secretary of State Rex Tillerson leaves a closed briefing at the U.S. Capitol with the Senate Foreign Relations Committee August 2, 2017 in Washington, DC. The committee was briefed on 'The Authorizations for the Use of Military Force: Administration Perspective.  (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

Why Has Rex Tillerson Belly-Flopped as Secretary of State?

Four explanations for the abject failure of America's top diplomat.

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Os vários tons de Maíra Mutti Araújo

Num país famoso por um ideal de mistura racial, a luta de uma candidata para usar cotas raciais levanta questões complexas sobre cor e identidade no Brasil.

On this episode of The E.R., Max Boot joins us to discuss his new book "The Road Not Taken."

Book Talk Part II: Can the U.S. Government Survive Nuclear War?

In his new book, "Raven Rock," Garrett Graff uncovers the secret programs meant to keep America alive.

WASHINGTON, DC - JANUARY 28: President Donald Trump signs three executive actions in the Oval Office on January 28, 2017 in Washington, DC. The actions outline a reorganization of the National Security Council, implement a five year lobbying ban on administration officials and a lifetime ban on administration officials lobbying for a foreign country and calls on military leaders to present a report to the president in 30 days that outlines a strategy for defeating ISIS.  (Photo by Pete Marovich - Pool/Getty Images)

Trump Needs to Get Schooled on Commander-in-Chief Skills

The president should learn how to delegate responsibility and build strong civilian-military relations.

A mushroom cloud rises from a nuclear weapon test during Operation TUMBLER-SNAPPER. Over two thousand Marines witnessed the event, which was conducted in 1952 at the Nevada Proving Ground.

The American Government’s Secret Plan for Surviving the End of the World

Newly declassified CIA files offer a glimpse of the playbook the Trump administration will reach for if it stumbles into a nuclear war.

On this episode of The E.R., Max Boot joins us to discuss his new book "The Road Not Taken."

Trump vs. The Bureaucracy

With a president trying to challenge and discredit Washington’s establishment, how is our government supposed to accomplish anything?

WASHINGTON, DC - JANUARY 20: President Donald Trump signs his first executive order as president, ordering federal agencies to ease the burden of President Barack Obama's Affordable Care Act January 20, 2017 in Washington, DC.  (Photo by Kevin Dietsch - Pool/Getty Images)

It’s Time for a New Kind of Resistance

Traditional opposition won’t work in the Trump era. Here’s what principled patriots need to do.

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