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Blue Model Goes Belly-Up
Blue Model Goes Belly-Up
Connecticut Sings the Blues

Governor Malloy was the great progressive hope. Now, even his own base has abandoned him.

Blue Model Goes Belly-Up
Fire Alarm for Public Pensions

Detroit, Stockton, New Jersey, and Illinois today…how many more tomorrow?

Blue Model Goes Belly-Up
The Very Model of a Blue Model State

Rhode Island is a petri dish for liberal policies. Now it’s suffering from sky-high unemployment, government overreach, runaway spending, and condition known as “Rhode Apathy.”

Blue Model Goes Belly-Up
Pension Reform to Bleed California School Districts

California Governor Jerry Brown comes up with a plan to pay off the debt of the state’s teacher’s pension funds. It’s the right call, but it will hit school districts hard.

Blue Model Goes Belly-Up
Is It Official? Has Puerto Rico Failed?

Puerto Rico’s citizens are voting with their feet and against their blue model government. We’re not surprised.

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The Inauguration

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


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.

Rebuilding America

Paul Ryan will target $40 in private investment for every $1 his caucus approves in infrastructure spending.

Violence in Myanmar

Many of Myanmar’s long-suffering Rohingyas are now turning to internationally funded Islamist insurgents to resist the government.

The Shale Rebound

Texas’s Permian Basin has been called “the crown jewel of the world’s oil and gas industry.”

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