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Blue Model Blues
Blue Model Blues
The Trump Movement and Blue Model Nostalgia

A profile of Steve Bannon reveals some blue model nostalgia driving the White House’s economic agenda.

Blue Model Blues
NYT: Pensions Con New Teachers

The best solution is to phase out defined-benefit pension systems and replace them with the type of 401(k) plans that are now the norm in the private sector.

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NYT Highlights Teacher Pension Ponzi Scheme

Unreformed blue model governance is harming taxpayers, teachers and students.

Blue Model Blues
California’s Crumbling Infrastructure

If the Trump administration is serious about improving infrastructure in America as a whole, it should keep the experience of California in mind.

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Pension Costs Batter Southern California

If relatively well-managed local government entities in a prosperous region in a wealthy state during an economic expansion face problems like theseā€¦

Blue Model Blues
NYPD Shakes Down De Blasio

How public sector unions use politics to extort settlements from politicians who don’t put taxpayers first.

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California Pension Woes Take a Bite out of State Budget

Golden State taxpayers will contribute a half-billion dollars more this year to prop up the state’s underfunded pension fund.

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Red States Take the Lead in Quest for Pension Stability

Some proactive measures to increase revenues are being taken by state administrations Democrats claim are hostile to workers.

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Nationwide Pension Debt Surges

The looming fiscal disaster is worthy of attention from the new Republican government in Washington.

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California Supreme Court Justices Could Make or Break Pension Reform

The outcome of the case will reverberate far and wide.

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Enviro-Mental

Time to unpack the irony.

Aramco IPO

Beijing is ready to invest in Saudi Aramco.

Venezuela seems headed for a boiling point while Maduro doubles down on Chavismo

Keeping Up With Medvedev

Now that Dmitry Medvedev knows beyond a reasonable doubt that he is being attacked, he will ruthlessly clean house when he gets his hands on the throne. And his enemies know he knows who they are.

Game of Thrones

Japan’s rise, and the reactions it provokes in capitals across the Pacific Rim is one of the key dynamics to watch as the Trump Administration gets its own footing in the region.

Higher Education Watch

The California State Auditor has delivered a damning assessment of the management practices at the single largest university system in the United States.

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