Blue Civil War
Blue Civil War
To Save Public Higher Education, Defang Public Sector Unions

Why do public university budgets keep getting the ax?

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Blue Civil War in California as State Jacks Up Traffic Fines

As the blue model becomes fiscally unsustainable, the political coalition that holds it together will come under strain as well.

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California Pension Meltdown Hits Schools Hard

Keep an eye on whether and how the intra-Democratic fight over scarce resources shakes up politics in the Golden State.

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Chicago Schools Plunge Further into the Abyss

The weight of decades of unfunded pension promises made to Chicago’s teachers’ unions is coming crashing down on the city’s public schools.

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Obamacare Dysfunction Splits the Left

The battle over the future of the Affordable Care Act will not be over for quite some time.

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New Federal Regulations Squeeze Small Colleges

A new regulation is likely to force costs upward, especially at smaller schools.

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Pension Mismanagement Hits Blacks Hardest

One of the under-appreciated tragedies of black history in the United States: blacks often only get to the gravy train when the locomotive is coming to the end of its run.

Blue Civil War
Will the Left Turn on Hamilton?

Why Alexander Hamilton is a safe choice for liberal elites in the age of Obama.

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Federal Overtime Rules Skewer Colleges

The administration’s overtime push will make it harder for colleges to hire and put upward pressure on tuition.

Blue Civil War
Black Lives Matter vs. Police Unions

Public sector unions are under scrutiny—this time not from conservatives, but from a leftwing activist group.

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Hugging the News Cycle
Setting Sun

President Trump now has the option to levy import tariffs on solar panels that caused “serious injury” to U.S. producers.

the new culture wars

The policy that set in motion a fierce culture war over young people, sex, and the meaning of consent is no more.

Rogue Nations

Trump’s simultaneous confrontation of Pyongyang and Tehran could have unintended consequences.

Pricing Carbon

Interest in cap and trade has waxed—not waned—after Trump’s decision to pull out of Paris.

Spanish Secession

The EU is walking a fine line as it uneasily backs Spain’s clampdown on Catalan separatists.

Examining the Energiewende

On the heels of news that Berlin will fall short of an emissions target, a new study says Germany will miss a renewable energy consumption goal.

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