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Who’s Afraid of the Big Bad Alibaba?

To me, that’s the crack in the legendary Alibaba armor—culture can’t remain static. Both Alibaba and China have benefited tremendously from

Your boss lost an election, you lost a job — but Tom Manatos is here to save the day.

According to Lee Drutman of the New America Foundation, there’s no real evidence that shows a difference between Democratic and Republican r

As Chinese Adoptees Return Home, a New Genre Tells Their Tales

“Ricki’s Promise,” a documentary about a Seattle teen’s summer spent with her birth family in China, began showing on the U.S. film festival

Invest in Smarter Government

Here’s what I would do with my wave of the magic wand. I would triple the amount the Congress spends on staff (keeping it still at just unde

To Catch a Professor

Are the recent midterm voters reflective of the American public? Today on The Gist, history and public affairs professor Julian Zelizer expl

George Washington Bridge Probe Likely to Stretch Into 2015

Julian Zelizer, a professor of history and public affairs at Princeton University, said that the scandal dragging into 2015 is problematic a

Afghanistan: ‘A Shocking Indictment’

But Anand Gopal’s No Good Men Among the Living shows that everything has not been said. His new and shocking indictment demonstrates that th

A huge night for Republicans

Julian Zelizer: House and Senate now a further reach for Dems in 2016

Midterm election results may force President Obama to shift course

“A horrible situation on Capitol Hill is going to only get worse,” said Julian Zelizer, a political historian at Princeton University. “The

White House faces new challenges with GOP Congress

"I think the final two years will be a period of expanded executive power... and I think in Congress, although there will be some talk of bi

Barack Obama doesn't have to be a 'lame-duck' president

Zelizer said he believes there will be limited activity coming out of the White House in those last couple years. And with all eyes on the n

House Dems brace for losses

“They want to keep this in the realm of a strong Democratic presidential candidate being able to have enough coattails to shift control in 2