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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.

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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.

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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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Asian Frustration over College Admissions Deepens

The Asian American community is quietly growing more and more dissatisfied with the convoluted admissions regime at America’s elite colleges.

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Department of Can-Kicking

So much for a breakthrough.

The Noose Tightens

As Putin heads to meet French President Emanuel Macron next week, his security services are interrogating a celebrated Cannes-winning director in Moscow.

TPP Post Trump

Picking up the pieces of TPP may be more difficult than many in Asia imagine, leaving China with an attractive opening.

Atrocity in England

Twenty-two people were killed in a bombing at a children’s concert, the deadliest in the UK since the 7/7 bombings.

Seeing a Pattern...

To lose one President to a corruption scandal may be regarded as a misfortune. To lose two in a row begins to look like carelessness.

Crude Economics

Iraq isn’t towing the cartel line.

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