Argentina defaulted after last-minute talks broke down last night, though the market seems poised to give them a second chance. But can Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner take advantage of it?
The Wisconsin Supreme Court upheld a controversial collective bargaining law as constitutional, completing and sealing Governor Scott Walker’s momentous victory over public sector unions.
Bernard-Henri Levy writes that the selective outrage of Europeans at the actions of Israel—and their silence over the atrocities of Assad and Hamas—reveals that old, dark force at work: anti-Semitism.
Republicans and Democrats are backing a new “community school” model, in which public and private services are delivered to lower-income students at their schools. If advocates are right that it can raise both student performance and quality of life, this could a good post-blue idea for reforming government service delivery.
The U.S. and Europe have finally imposed sanctions against Russian energy interests, a measure Europe has been especially hesitant to take over energy security concerns. Policymakers hope that by targeting high-tech shale segments of the industry, the West can dim Russia’s energy future without endangering Europe’s present.
To save on health costs for municipal labor, NYC Mayor Bill De Blasio is pushing sensible reforms of health care service delivery.
Xi Jinping’s anti-corruption campaign is an old-school Communist Party purge. Now that it has taken down China’s biggest “tiger,” Xi is shifting attention to Shanghai, the richest city in the country.
The totalitarian temptation is alive and well in Hungary, with Viktor Orbán proudly renouncing liberal democracy in a speech over the weekend.
California’s insurance commissioner claims that ACA premiums have spiked by as much as 88 percent in his state. The ACA may be insuring more people, but a broader view of its effects presents a much less pretty picture.
A tanker loaded with Kurdish crude is floating far enough off the coast of Galveston to be outside the jurisdiction of the Texas court that ordered its cargo seized yesterday.