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unions versus the public
unions versus the public
Blue Civil War Meets Thin Blue Line

A Chicago policing practice highlights one of the many ways unions put the interests of their members over the interests of the public.

unions versus the public
Kids Lose, Unions Win in California Court

California’s powerful teachers unions have successfully fended off a legal effort to improve education for vulnerable students.

unions versus the public
Hillary Doubles Down on K-12 Status Quo

How a non-socialist rival might have responded to Hillary Clinton’s teachers’ union answer at last night’s debate.

unions versus the public
Blue Civil War in New York’s Jails

A legal appeal by the New York Correction Officers’ Benevolent Association highlights the ongoing clash between unionized public sector workers and the people they are supposed to serve.

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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.


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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