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Students Lose, Wall Street Wins in Blue Model Merry-Go-Round

Wall Street emerges as an unexpected beneficiary of the corrupt bargain between Chicago’s leadership and its teachers unions.

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POST WITHDRAWN: How the Blue Model Drives Jobs Away

Put off by Chicago’s blue model failures, GE decides to locate its new headquarters in Boston instead.

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Why the Rahm Story Matters

Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s struggles point to the escalating crisis of governability for blue cities across the United States.

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An Empty Windy City?

With chances for more sweeping reforms looking dim, Chicago is trying to tax itself out of its problems. But will people stick around to pay their rising bills?

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Trump Ties

Dmitry Firtash, a Ukrainian oligarch with ties to former Trump campaign manager Paul Manafort, could soon face extradition to the U.S. on bribery charges.

Frack Baby Frack

A newly energized shale industry is once again pushing U.S. oil production near the 9 million barrels per day mark.

governance

… covered very differently by the New York Times.

MSM watch

The purpose of a pension fund is to invest money and turn a profit for pensioners, right?

Higher Education Watch

GOP legislators are beclowning themselves by proposing utterly unworkable solutions that infringe on academic freedom and in any case would make things far worse.

Asia's Game of Thrones

On behalf of ASEAN, the Philippines has issued a rare expression of unanimous concern over China’s actions in the South China Sea.

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