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De Blasio Bumps NYC Minimum Wage

Wealthy cities like New York can often only afford progressive policies when the economy is booming.

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In NY Politics, Business as Usual Beats Reform

New York’s new state budget protects business as usual in the state from meaningful reform. That means NYC will continue to be terribly governed.

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Blue Model Driving NYC Bookstores over the Edge

An NYT writer laments the decline of the city’s independent booksellers due to high rents. We wonder if blue model policies have something to do with that.

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Bill de Blasio Suffering Hollande-like Slide in Approval

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio’s approval ratings have fallen to 39 percent—just over half of his total in last year’s election. It’s still early, but this is not a good start for the standard bearer of the Democrats’ liberal wing.

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"Peak" Oil?

The UK may have just found its biggest new reserve of offshore crude this century.

Land of the Rising Gun

Shinzo Abe is not letting the North Korean crisis go to waste.


The Obama Recovery didn’t do much for the housing sector.


Will we see a third ring of suburbs?

Asia's Game of Thrones

Time will tell if this strategy will backfire, generating more pushback from potential allies like South Korea.

Not Dead Yet

But this weekend’s protests, impressive as they were, are a long way from constituting a lasting threat to Putin’s power.

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