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Blue vs. Red
Blue vs. Red
Will Blue California Lose Green Titan to a Red State?

Elon Musk and his electric car company Tesla are unlikely to build their next job-creating venture in the Golden State, where the company is based. California’s environmental review laws are so cumbersome that the green company is considering several red states as potential hosts for its new factory.

Blue vs. Red
A Tale of Two Pensions: Illinois vs. Texas

The pension cuts Illinois passed with so much kicking and screaming were merely the prelude to bigger problems. Chicago faces a dangerously underfunded system and a looming half-billion contribution increase in 2015 with no plan for how to pay it. Meanwhile, a thousand miles to the southwest, a more prudent and responsible model of fiscal governance seems to be taking place in Texas. Blue states, take note.

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Crude Economics

That OPEC production cut is going to have to fall on the Saudis’ shoulders—if it’s to happen at all.

Egypt in Turmoil

The West is ignoring an ongoing crisis in Egypt, as painful austerity measures stoke outrage against the Sisi government.

Why We Can't Have Nice Things

Déjà vu all over again.

Public Opinion

A new Gallup poll registers big increases in respect for police, including among Democrats and nonwhites.

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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