FILE - In this Jan. 21, 2013 photo, Emma Clyman, 5, of Manhattan, holds a sign that reads "No More Newtowns" outside city hall park during the One Million Moms for Gun Control Rally in New York. Despite a proposal backed by over 8 in 10 people in polls, gun control supporters are struggling to win over moderate Democrats in their drive to push expanded background checks of firearms purchasers through the Senate next month. (AP Photo/John Minchillo, File)

America Is No Longer Gun-Shy About Gun Control

When President Barack Obama announced he would not campaign for or endorse any candidate that doesn’t support stricter gun laws, it was another marker in a sea change in the …

A Chinese investor monitors stock prices at a brokerage house in Beijing, Tuesday, Aug. 25, 2015. China’s main stock market index fell for a third day on Tuesday, plunging 7.6 percent to an eight-month low despite a multibillion-dollar government effort to stop a slide in prices. (AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein)

How Do You Say Laissez-Faire in Chinese?

China’s Communist leaders are struggling to embrace one of the pesky truths of the capitalist system they have adopted (and adapted) with such success: Markets don’t just go up; sometimes …

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How to Get L.A. to Update Its Community Plans—Finally

Update the community plans now!

That is the good government proposal of choice in Los Angeles, the recommendation that candidates, elected officials, and blue-ribbon commissions make over and over. The theory …