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Jul 18, 2014

The real shale revolution

by John Kemp

It was the mastery of horizontal drilling around 1990 — originally for oil rather than gas exploration — that lit the long fuse for the so-called shale revolution that erupted 15 years later.

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.