The Globalist

Europe’s High-Speed Rail Leaders

Spain, France and Germany have the largest high-speed train networks after China and Japan.

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The State of US High-Speed Rail

The fledgling network does not compare well to other countries with high-speed trains.

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China’s Massive High-Speed Rail Network

From zero to leader in a decade.

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Trump Role Models in History: Take Your Pick

Far from being a unique phenomenon, Trump actually shares striking characteristics with a host of historical figures.

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Why Trump Holds Such a Grudge Against Germany

It isn’t just about Angela Merkel or Trump’s general misogyny. The current U.S. President’s negative attitude toward Germany is rooted in his grandfather’s murky personal biography.

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Why It’s Hard to Tax Sugary Products

An unusually complicated web of existing policy and lobby influences keep governments from forging ahead.

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Too Much Sugar

Experts say consumers are still eating too much added sugar each day.

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The Influential Sugar Industry

They dominate dietary research and policymaking, making public health adjustments challenging.

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China & India: The Single Time-Zone Kings

The world’s two billion-person nations continue to stick to one time zone each.

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Nine Time Zones: A Trace of American Empire?

How the United States ended up with one of the highest numbers of time zones for a single country.

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