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Blacks, Elderly to Government: Stop Helping Us

African Americans and the elderly take a dim view of government programs—even those they do or would benefit from.

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For Aspiring Black Homeowners, the Recession Is Still Very Real

Aspiring African American homeowners are still deep in the recession. From 2013 to 2014, foreclosures increased by 50 percent in Maryland’s Prince George’s County, which is majority black. The erosion of the black middle class, just as it was starting to come into its own, is one of the greatest social policy failures of American history.

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Illinois: Greece of the Great Lakes

Illinois’s serial policy failures would look bad in any circumstance, but they look even worse when placed next to the success of reform-minded neighbors like Michigan, Ohio, Indiana, and Wisconsin.

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Will Illinois Get Its Scott Walker?

In Illinois’s gubernatorial race, public employee unions face an unappealing choice between a public pension reformer and a slightly less zealous public pension reformer.

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Asia's Game of Thrones

Both Washington and Manila are doing damage control in the wake of Duterte’s latest comments, but the real test is yet to come.


Even the New York Times is beginning to acknowledge Obama’s sorry legacy in the Middle East.

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Financial literacy has to become a basic element of the U.S. educational system.


The inability to pass the easiest of trade deals with Canada speaks to a deeper structural crisis at the heart of the continent.

After the Elections

Fair enough. But some of the Realpolitik Russia won’t like.

Shale Is Hale

Welcome to the era of the “monster frack.”

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