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Deep in the Red, California Pension Fund Pulls Political Stunts

State governance would proceed more smoothly if leaders focused on getting the basic job done before taking on elaborate special projects.

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The Rockefeller Divestment and Other Empty Gestures

The Rockefeller family announced that it will “divest” one of its big funds of investments in the fossil fuel industry. Perhaps it can afford the inefficient gesture, but environmentalists ought to embrace smarter economics.

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Regulation Drives Up LA Housing Costs

Los Angeles has the highest rental rates in the country, thanks to bad zoning laws and counterproductive environmental regulation. But its problems are hardly unique.

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Massachusetts Debates Worst Pensions Idea Yet

Massachusetts has the most severe pensions crisis in the nation, and now it could get even worse: State legislators are debating dumping profitable pension investments.

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Climate Skepticism on the Rise

More than four in ten people think that the media exaggerates the dangers of global warming—the highest numbers ever recorded. Green exaggerations, more than “big oil,” are the leading cause of Americans’ growing climate skepticism.

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Walter Russell Mead & Staff
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.

beyond blue

Financial literacy has to become a basic element of the U.S. educational system.


The inability to pass the easiest of trade deals with Canada speaks to a deeper structural crisis at the heart of the continent.

After the Elections

Fair enough. But some of the Realpolitik Russia won’t like.

Shale Is Hale

Welcome to the era of the “monster frack.”

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