December 16 Issue


Trump Takes on the World

It's possible for the U.S. to get tougher on trade in a way that would benefit American workers. But you need a stiletto, not a blunderbuss.
Water Windfall
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Water Windfall

Cannon Ball, North Dakota—Protesters celebrate on December 4 after hearing that the Obama administration had halted work on the Dakota Access oil pipeline. Native Americans and environmentalists have camped out in teepees and tents since July in an effort to block construction, arguing that a breach would contaminate drinking water for the Standing Rock Sioux’s reservation. While the Army Corps of Engineers has refused to grant the pipeline company permission to tunnel under a reservoir on the Missouri River, the administration of President-elect Donald Trump supports the project and could reverse the corps’ decision.
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Donald Trump's Syria Paradox

Trump's policies represent an impossible contradiction—to help Assad, an ally of Iran, but isolate the country elsewhere.

Fear of the Black Banners

As the battle of Mosul rages, authorities are worried about new ISIS terror attacks in Belgium. Will Parliament give them the powers they say they need?
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DJ Khaled's Empty Optimism

His slogans are, as future historians will inevitably conclude, the key to understanding Khaled and his Khaled-sized success.
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What Is Caravan Paranoia?

"These keyboard commandos, these Walmart warriors, they go down to Cabela’s and buy all these s****y looking goods—stuff to make ‘em look good in the mirror," Robert Crooks, who leads militia group the Mountain Minutemen, said.