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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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Crude Economics

Moscow just promised to cut its oil output, but that promise rings hollow.

Asia's Game of Thrones

China’s seizure of Singapore’s troop carriers is a power move that sends a signal about Beijing’s displeasure with the Lion City.

Burma's Rohingyas

Outrage at Myanmar’s leader for her inaction on the Rohingya demonstrates the continuing failure of human rights activists to understand the world or develop wise strategies for dealing with it.

Looking Ahead

Nancy Pelosi’s re-election at House Minority Leader suggests that even the 2016 disaster has not yet weakened the establishment’s iron grip over Democratic power centers.

The Vapors

The inability of U.S. diplomats to explain Trump and his worldview to their foreign interlocutors is likely to be a more serious problem for American foreign policy than any early flubs by the President-elect.

The North American Energy Boom

Our southern neighbor is benefiting from the shale boom, too.

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