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Jul 17, 2014

Liberal values on gender are saving marriage

by Noah Smith

One view of American society surprisingly has the more educated people — despite being much more socially liberal than their less educated counterparts — espousing more traditional family values today. They get married more, get divorced less and pay more attention to their ...

Jul 15, 2014

U.S. policy triggered latest border crisis

by Ted Rall

The U.S. does everything it can to screw up the Central American countries of Honduras, Guatemala and El Salvador, then acts surprised when desperate people from there, including thousands of children, show up at the U.S. border, trying to escape the carnage.

Jul 14, 2014

A caliph in his own mind

by Bernard Haykel and Cole Bunzel

The recent declaration of a caliphate by the militant group the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria is an unprecedented event in modern times, showing that violent jihadism is now an entrenched feature of the Arab political landscape.