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Golden State Blues
Golden State Blues
California Democrats: Teachers Shouldn’t Pay Taxes

The latest bad idea produced by the Golden State’s Democratic legislators.

Golden State Blues
CA Public Sector Pensions Higher Than Private Sector Salaries

A nice racket—while it lasts.

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California’s Pension Crisis Has Arrived

How long before voters demand a change?

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Why California Can’t Build More Housing

Labor unions side with NIMBYs to block a measure that would slow the growth in housing costs.

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The Fruits of Pension Politicization

In California, pensioners have taken a back seat to well-connected corporations and fashionable liberal political causes.

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Another California Rail Fail

The high-speed rail increasingly looks like a last-ditch effort to project 20th-century ideas about transportation into the future.

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Why Can’t California Cut Prison Costs?

A part of the answer: prison guard unions.

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Crude Economics

OPEC and co. hardly have a choice in the matter.

Asia's Game of Thrones

China is moving closer to replacing the United States as a key Pakistani ally.

The Future

Here’s some fodder for your next dinner party.

Psy-ops

Hint: It involves leaflets, psy-ops, and calls from Mom.

Libyan Afterparty

America’s top general in Africa has confirmed that Russia is up to new tricks in Libya.

EDTECH

As if holding back America’s schools wasn’t enough….

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