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Kansas’ Credit Rating Goes Down the Tubes

The fiscal picture in Kansas continues to darken as the state reels from Governor Sam Brownback’s budget-busting tax cuts.

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Reform Government First, Cut Taxes Later

Enthusiasm for state-level tax cuts is on the wane as legislators look at the fiascos in Kansas and Louisiana.

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More Fiscal Headwinds in the Sunflower State

The doctrinaire right-wing governance of Kansas has, by virtually all measures, yielded disappointing results.

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We need to carefully think through a lot of our assumptions about gender roles, and build kinds of educational and social systems to help our boys succeed.

Theft in Broad Daylight

This is not your everyday bank failure in Russia.

Asia's Game of Thrones

As he heads to Japan, Duterte is once again denouncing U.S. military involvement in the Pacific. Can Tokyo push back?

The Cracks Start to Widen

Again, the question supporters of the law will have to answer centers on sustainability: is the health system that Obamacare establishes something that can really last?

Crude Economics

That OPEC production cut is going to have to fall on the Saudis’ shoulders—if it’s to happen at all.

Egypt in Turmoil

The West is ignoring an ongoing crisis in Egypt, as painful austerity measures stoke outrage against the Sisi government.

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