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Budget Woes
Budget Woes
The Chickens Come Home to Roost

Both President Bush and President Obama added enormously and unwisely to the country’s deficit and debt.

Budget Woes
Pensions in the Land of Lincoln, Round 2

The challenge to Illinois’s pension reform is heading to the state supreme court. Here’s how the state is feeling the pinch from its long-term pension mismanagement.

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Walter Russell Mead & Staff

Hint: it isn’t pretty.

Blue Model Blues

Kicking the can down the road is turning into a hobby for PA lawmakers.

Xi who must be obeyed

The Chinese President’s new status as “core” leader will strengthen his hand, but rifts remain within the Party.

Deal or No Deal

The answer isn’t straightforward, and it’s likely to be decided by our next president.

Asia's Game of Thrones

As Duterte continues to slam the U.S. and look to China, Japan is caught in an awkward position.


By snubbing nuclear power, Berlin has consigned itself to decades of coal dependence.

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