Iowa Democratic Party dinner: 5 takeaways-Politico

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa — If Hillary Clinton is worried about liberal challenger Bernie Sanders, she didn’t let it show here on Friday night at the party’s first cattle call event, which saw Democrats’ quintet of presidential candidates finally descend on the same place at the same time. As expected, at the Iowa Democratic Party’s Hall […]

Leaked: What’s in Obama’s trade deal – Politico

A recent draft of the Trans-Pacific Partnership free-trade deal would give U.S. pharmaceutical firms unprecedented protections against competition from cheaper generic drugs, possibly transcending the patent protections in U.S. law. POLITICO has obtained a draft copy of TPP’s intellectual property chapter as it stood on May 11, at the start of the latest negotiating round […]

The Greek Crisis Is About More Than Money-WSJ

By ROBERT D. KAPLAN Updated June 30, 2015 7:40 p.m. ET Geopolitics can be more important than economics. Just look at Greece. On purely economic grounds, Greece should never have been admitted to the European Union in 1981 and might have been ejected from the eurozone months ago. But what many European policy makers know—even […]

Envying Marco Rubio

Envying Marco Rubio

In America, class resentments center on money. ‘Yes, I am ‘nouveau riche,’ but then, it’s the ‘riche’ that counts, now isn’t it?” So declared Jim Williams in Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil. And in the American context, that is broadly true: There are at least two senses of the word “class,” and […]