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The Real Meaning of Obama's Trade Defeat

The labor movement won big in the defeat of the trade package Friday. But a lot of the commentators are somewhat mystified.<p>After all, the labor movement is a smaller fraction of the workforce than it was when NAFTA was approved over labor's opposition in 1993. And the industrial workforce today is …


The fake battle that fooled IS supporters - and their opponents

<b>A fake battle, invented in a hail of tweets by a London man, has tricked both so-called Islamic State's supporters, and their opponents, supporters of Shia militia fighters in Iraq.</b><p>It was supposedly an intense battle involving Islamic State and Shia and Iraqi government fighters. Soon after the …

Jeb Bush is modeling his campaign on one of military history's great disasters

Jonathan Martin and Patrick Healy on rebooting Jeb Bush's presidential un-campaign:<p>By hiring Mr. Diaz, Mr. Bush wanted to send a clear signal that "the culture of the Bush operation will now be a Pickett's Charge engagement campaign with his main opponents," according to one Bush ally.<p>This is a …

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