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Pension Crisis
Pension Crisis
New Jersey’s Credit Downgraded Again

This is the tenth time since Chris Christie took office.

Pension Crisis
NJ Pension System Most Underfunded in the Nation

A grim milestone for the Garden State.

Pension Crisis
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.

Pension Crisis
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.

Pension Crisis
San Bernardino Stiffs Wall Street

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

Pension Crisis
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.

Pension Crisis
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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illiberalism

Tribalism on one side strengthens tribalism on the other.

A Setback?

Austria’s far-right Freedom Party suffered a defeat at the polls on Sunday. But the country’s next parliamentary could come sooner than most expect, offering the populists another chance.

Europe's Mess

A “No” vote many thought would strike a serious blow against the EU may have been more of a stay of execution. But that does not mean any of Europe’s underlying problems have gone away.

Budget Battles

Many of the nation’s top military brass have Putin on their minds when looking at the 2018 defense budget.

democracy and its discontents

The outcome of the election made the public more supportive of America’s idiosyncratic election system overall.

Consequences

Yet more proof that the only way to assure good treatment for refugees is to do everything to prevent their displacement in the first place.

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