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Pension Crisis
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California Has a Weird Definition of “Social Responsibility”

While pension fund bigwigs try to limit donations to think tanks advocating pension reform, California reaffirms its commitment to keeping pension money out of tobacco.

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New Jersey’s Credit Downgraded Again

This is the tenth time since Chris Christie took office.

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NJ Pension System Most Underfunded in the Nation

A grim milestone for the Garden State.

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Dallas Police Exodus: A Preview of Blue Model Collapse?

Wonks and policymakers need to be thinking harder about how to right this sinking ship beyond perpetually raising taxes to plug the leaks.

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Golden State Pension Deficit: $1.2 Trillion

With California’s pension debt now approaching 60 percent of the state’s GDP—and rising—it’s clear that tinkering around the edges won’t be enough.

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San Bernardino Stiffs Wall Street

In advance of releasing its bankruptcy plan, San Bernardino has paid CalPERS in full while stiffing Wall Street.

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New Jersey Collects New “Worst In America” Title

New Jersey has the most underfunded pension system in the country, and it’s about to get worse. That’s a warning for states thinking of issuing bonds as a short-term pension fix.

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An American Dream on the Public Dime

A new poll shows that Americans don’t want to cut public employee pensions, but they won’t suffer higher taxes or fewer services to pay for them.

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The Inauguration

As Donald Trump takes the oath, an essay on the historical forces that have shaped this moment by Walter Russell Mead.

Recessional

Clearly a lot of frustration for the outgoing American President has been stored up in the Russian psyche.

the roots of populism

If the term “intellectual” only encompasses thinkers on the Left, then it is only natural that right-wing populists would turn it into a slur.

Rebuilding America

Paul Ryan will target $40 in private investment for every $1 his caucus approves in infrastructure spending.

Violence in Myanmar

Many of Myanmar’s long-suffering Rohingyas are now turning to internationally funded Islamist insurgents to resist the government.

The Shale Rebound

Texas’s Permian Basin has been called “the crown jewel of the world’s oil and gas industry.”

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