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California Pension Meltdown Hits Schools Hard

Keep an eye on whether and how the intra-Democratic fight over scarce resources shakes up politics in the Golden State.

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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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Asia's Game of Thrones

After the Chinese abruptly canceled a trade summit, the Philippine President is now walking back his Foreign Secretary’s harsh criticism of China.

Technology and Africa

A moment of bitter irony in the midst of Cameroon’s Anglophone crisis highlights the promises and limits of technology.

Bromance Interrupted

The love of Putin’s Russia is a precious gift that costs a lot and can be taken away at a moment’s notice—as soon as the beloved doesn’t fit the Kremlin’s selfish interests any longer.

Higher Education Watch

How the government might restrict the flow of subsidies to selective American universities whose priorities aren’t necessarily in line with the public’s.

My Big Fat Greek Bailout

Europeans hoping that the U.S. might lean on the IMF for friendlier Greek bailout terms may be out of luck.

Crude Economics

US imports of Middle Eastern crude are set to drop, and our exports just hit a 24 year high.

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