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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.

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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.


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.


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

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