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Detroit's Bankruptcy

November 7, 2013
Mike Duggan will be Detroit’s next mayor, but will he take on Detroit’s emergency manager?

Privatizing America

August 27, 2013
Paul Buchheit: Regulation is meant to protect all of us, but anti-government activists have worked hard to turn us against our own best interests

Egypt

August 20, 2013
Robert Naiman: Legally the Obama administration is obligated to cut aid to Egypt after the military coup, and the longer the US waits to take a stand the less influence it yields to stop the Egyptian security forces brutal repression

China and Japan: Commercial Allies or Strategic Rivals?

October 16, 2012

Robert Lee: China and Japan economies depend on each other but nationalist forces play on historic antagonisms