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Chicago Schools Plunge Further into the Abyss

The weight of decades of unfunded pension promises made to Chicago’s teachers’ unions is coming crashing down on the city’s public schools.

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Obamacare Dysfunction Splits the Left

The battle over the future of the Affordable Care Act will not be over for quite some time.

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New Federal Regulations Squeeze Small Colleges

A new regulation is likely to force costs upward, especially at smaller schools.

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Pension Mismanagement Hits Blacks Hardest

One of the under-appreciated tragedies of black history in the United States: blacks often only get to the gravy train when the locomotive is coming to the end of its run.

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Will the Left Turn on Hamilton?

Why Alexander Hamilton is a safe choice for liberal elites in the age of Obama.

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Federal Overtime Rules Skewer Colleges

The administration’s overtime push will make it harder for colleges to hire and put upward pressure on tuition.

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Black Lives Matter vs. Police Unions

Public sector unions are under scrutiny—this time not from conservatives, but from a leftwing activist group.

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Asian Frustration over College Admissions Deepens

The Asian American community is quietly growing more and more dissatisfied with the convoluted admissions regime at America’s elite colleges.

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Hillary Clinton’s ‘Black Lives Matter’ Triangulations

Clinton’s Facebook statement rebuking Sanders and O’Malley on race was part of an effort to compensate for her populist deficiencies by emphasizing her identity politics bona fides .

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Bill DeBlasio Is Not Enough

As New York City’s true blue mayor reveals a plan to tackle a long-simmering pension standoff with public unions, union leaders are bristling.

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WRM in the WSJ

Eliot Cohen’s new book presents a nuanced and compelling defense of hard power.

Infowar

Regular readers know the answer: not very effective at all.

Horn of Africa

…and that may not be such a bad thing.

The Inauguration

As Donald Trump takes the oath, an essay on the historical forces that have shaped this moment by Walter Russell Mead.

Recessional

Clearly a lot of frustration for the outgoing American President has been stored up in the Russian psyche.

the roots of populism

If the term “intellectual” only encompasses thinkers on the Left, then it is only natural that right-wing populists would turn it into a slur.

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