Race for the White House

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Millions may be on Pandemic Unemployment who did not apply

BY MATT WEIDINGER Various reviewers (including me) have noted the rapid growth of the Pandemic Unemployment Assistance (PUA) program. That’s the temporary federally funded unemployment benefit program created in the March 2020 CARES Act that is designed to assist self-employed individuals,

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What 2019’s census data tells us about New York

BY E.J. McMAHON The final set of pre-pandemic U.S. Census population data for cities, towns and villages provides localized details on a familiar New York pattern: widespread decline upstate, and a few small pockets of growth amid the general stagnation

Foreign Affairs

Foreign Policy

Report envisions partial decoupling from China

BY DEREK SCISSORS Key Points Partial decoupling from China is overdue. The People’s Republic of China (PRC) suppresses foreign competition and infringes intellectual property. It is an ugly dictatorship at home and increasingly aggressive overseas. Decoupling involves a range of

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A ‘WHO’ for democracies

BY JOHN YOO The pandemic has thrown the defects of the existing world order into sharp relief.  Most obviously, it has exposed the deficiencies of the World Health Organization (WHO) due to excessive Chinese influence over its leadership. On May


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Indian Affairs

Indian Affairs

Tribes applaud Gorsuch opinion in landmark Court ruling

Tribal governments, indigenous communities, and national Indian organizations are applauding yesterday’s landmark decision in McGirt vs Oklahoma, a Supreme Court case that treaty-defined boundaries of the Muscogee (Creek) Nation still remain in full force today. Through treaty, the United States

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