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The Crisis of the Future

Blue model policies aren’t only failing the public, they are failing the civil servants intended to benefit from them.

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The Pension Crisis Keeps Getting Worse

A recent report says the solvency of state pension funds declined from 2014 to 2015, despite a rising stock market.

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Russia Takes Away Workers' Piggy Banks

Russia is raiding money that was supposed to be invested for future pensions in order to make current pension payments.

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SEC Official: State and Local Governments Are Misleading Investors on Pensions

A friendly reminder for our readers who may be counting on a state pension: Assurances from city and state officials that these obligations will be met should be taken with a gargantuan brick of salt.

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Walter Russell Mead & Staff

Regular readers know the answer: not very effective at all.

Horn of Africa

…and that may not be such a bad thing.

The Inauguration

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


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.

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