Virginia Postrel

How I Caused California’s Housing Crisis

Efforts in the 1980s to curb the state’s explosive growth are having unintended consequences three decades later.

Mark Gongloff

The Gun Controversy Is Smaller Than You Think

Most Americans, including gun owners, agree on basic regulations.

Albert R. Hunt

Republican Strengths Turn Out to Be Weaknesses

Voters don’t seem thrilled by tax cuts or attacks on health care.

Julian Lee

Russia Flexes Its Soft Power Muscles

Extending output cuts deepens its role in global affairs.

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