Frank Swigonski
Frank Swigonski
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Iran Nuclear Talks: How a Deal Could Ruin U.S. Allegiances in the Middle East

The deal between the United States and Iran could start nuclear arms race in the Middle East.

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Saudi Arabia and the U.S. Are Having a Lovers Quarrel, But They'll Get Back Together

Saudi Arabia recently took the unprecedented step of declining a seat on the UN Security Council, due to its anger over U.S. foreign policy. But the falling-out won't last long.
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Gas Prices Are Finally Down — and They May Just Stay That Way

Low gas prices may be just what the sluggish U.S. economy needs. Here are some reasons why gas should stay cheap, and the ways the president could keep the trend up.
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New Fracking Study Could Completely Shift the Debate

University of Texas Austin just released a study showing that fracking releases fewer emissions than previous thought. It will help swing the debate over fracking in favor of the gas industry.
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Yarnell Hill Fire Might Be the Government's Fault

The uptick in wildfires corresponds to some major policy shifts in Washington, in particular, a decline in the once prominent role of the commercial timber industry.
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3 Reasons Sanctions Are Having No Effect on Iran

In a recent report by the National Iranian-American Council, top Iranian experts explained why sanctions on Iran aren’t working.

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Obama Climate Change Speech: President's "All Of the Above" Approach Is Nothing Of the Sort

Reducing carbon emissions requires no less than the restructuring of an entire sector of our economy. Obama's climate policy isn't enough.

Why Was Absinthe Banned For 100 Years? A Mystery As Murky As the Liquor Itself

It turns out a liquor we banned for over a century wasn't that harmful after all.
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Is Environmentalism Hurting Economic Prosperity?

We spend so much money studying the impact of human activity on the environment and comparatively little on how regulations affect the economy and whether or not they are even effective.