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Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton’s career has been mired in controversy. He is the subject of an ongoing Department of Justice investigation, the defendant in a lawsuit brought by the State Bar of Texas, and was impeached by the GOP-controlled sta...

The Texan Trump

Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton’s career has been mired in controversy. He is the subject of an ongoing Department of Justice investigation, the defendant in a lawsuit brought by the State Bar of Texas, and was impeached by the GOP-controlled sta...

As hundreds of tractors blocked the roads to Paris this February, manure burned on the streets. Statues of commercial magnates in Brussels were torn down, and in Rome, a farmer effigy was hung near parliament. Farmers across the European Union are pr...

Out of Sight, Out of Mind

As hundreds of tractors blocked the roads to Paris this February, manure burned on the streets. Statues of commercial magnates in Brussels were torn down, and in Rome, a farmer effigy was hung near parliament. Farmers across the European Union are pr...

When asked about the United Arab Emirates’ economic trajectory, Dubai founder Sheikh Rashid al Maktoum responded, “My grandfather rode a camel, my father rode a camel, I drive a Mercedes, my son drives a Land Rover, his son will drive a Land Rove...

A New Line in the Sand

When asked about the United Arab Emirates’ economic trajectory, Dubai founder Sheikh Rashid al Maktoum responded, “My grandfather rode a camel, my father rode a camel, I drive a Mercedes, my son drives a Land Rover, his son will drive a Land Rove...

In 1998 and 1999, respectively, the United Kingdom established the Northern Irish Assembly and the Scottish and Welsh Parliaments, delegating certain powers to these newly formed regional governments in a process known as devolution. This system was ...

Pasty Politics

In 1998 and 1999, respectively, the United Kingdom established the Northern Irish Assembly and the Scottish and Welsh Parliaments, delegating certain powers to these newly formed regional governments in a process known as devolution. This system was ...

Even as the national Republican Party nurtures a strong sect of climate denialists, Republican-dominated Southeastern states have been quietly courting the electric vehicle (EV) market. It is a daunting task considering increased polarization around ...

Green Wave Meets Crimson Tide

Even as the national Republican Party nurtures a strong sect of climate denialists, Republican-dominated Southeastern states have been quietly courting the electric vehicle (EV) market. It is a daunting task considering increased polarization around ...

Kids have always wanted to grow up quicker and seem older sooner, and in today’s world, that means emulating influencers. This is why we see ten-year-olds storming Sephora storefronts around the United States in search of Drunk Elephant skincare an...

The Parasocial Network

Kids have always wanted to grow up quicker and seem older sooner, and in today’s world, that means emulating influencers. This is why we see ten-year-olds storming Sephora storefronts around the United States in search of Drunk Elephant skincare an...

Why are you going to college? Ask a panel of 18-year-olds that question, and you’re likely to get a wide variety of responses. Some might cite earnings data and describe the returns to various degrees. Others may lean on the fond memories of their ...

An Abandoned Aristocracy

Why are you going to college? Ask a panel of 18-year-olds that question, and you’re likely to get a wide variety of responses. Some might cite earnings data and describe the returns to various degrees. Others may lean on the fond memories of their ...

How often do you think about “girl dinner”? What about Handsome Squidward? Or the Duolingo green owl? Regardless of whether or not you recognize those specific references, if you have ever used the internet, it is a near certainty that you have e...

Putin on a Show

How often do you think about “girl dinner”? What about Handsome Squidward? Or the Duolingo green owl? Regardless of whether or not you recognize those specific references, if you have ever used the internet, it is a near certainty that you have e...

Automaking was once the crown jewel of the US economy. While East Asian companies started manufacturing cheaper products in the 1980s, a long history of Western dominance, technological edge, and protectionist policies limited Asian automaking expans...

Losing Charge

Automaking was once the crown jewel of the US economy. While East Asian companies started manufacturing cheaper products in the 1980s, a long history of Western dominance, technological edge, and protectionist policies limited Asian automaking expans...

In the spring of 2020, following the outbreak of the Covid-19 pandemic, United States policymakers were confronted with an economic challenge unlike anything they had ever seen before. Unemployment spiked to 14.8 percent, its highest level since the ...

Keep the Cash Flowing

In the spring of 2020, following the outbreak of the Covid-19 pandemic, United States policymakers were confronted with an economic challenge unlike anything they had ever seen before. Unemployment spiked to 14.8 percent, its highest level since the ...

Last winter, two men awaiting sentencing at Rikers Island—a jail complex infamous for neglecting to provide critical medical care to its inmates—underwent elective weight-loss surgeries. Luis Perez and David Mustiga had both been recruited by Bel...

Weighing the Options

Last winter, two men awaiting sentencing at Rikers Island—a jail complex infamous for neglecting to provide critical medical care to its inmates—underwent elective weight-loss surgeries. Luis Perez and David Mustiga had both been recruited by Bel...

A small house in Spring, Texas, worth $42,000, flooded 19 times due to heavy rain. The National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) covered repairs for each of those floods, costing a whopping $912,732—over 20 times the value of the house itself. About ...

Drowning in Risk

A small house in Spring, Texas, worth $42,000, flooded 19 times due to heavy rain. The National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) covered repairs for each of those floods, costing a whopping $912,732—over 20 times the value of the house itself. About ...