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Deep in the Red, California Pension Fund Pulls Political Stunts

State governance would proceed more smoothly if leaders focused on getting the basic job done before taking on elaborate special projects.

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The Rockefeller Divestment and Other Empty Gestures

The Rockefeller family announced that it will “divest” one of its big funds of investments in the fossil fuel industry. Perhaps it can afford the inefficient gesture, but environmentalists ought to embrace smarter economics.

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Regulation Drives Up LA Housing Costs

Los Angeles has the highest rental rates in the country, thanks to bad zoning laws and counterproductive environmental regulation. But its problems are hardly unique.

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Massachusetts Debates Worst Pensions Idea Yet

Massachusetts has the most severe pensions crisis in the nation, and now it could get even worse: State legislators are debating dumping profitable pension investments.

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Climate Skepticism on the Rise

More than four in ten people think that the media exaggerates the dangers of global warming—the highest numbers ever recorded. Green exaggerations, more than “big oil,” are the leading cause of Americans’ growing climate skepticism.

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retirement crisis

Young Americans expect to lean more heavily on Social Security when they retire. But the system is underfunded.

Hail Shale

Give shale the credit it’s due this holiday weekend.

Pressuring Pyongyang

An analysis of their trade flows suggests so.


We are greatly saddened here at The American Interest to hear about the death of our friend, colleague, and mentor Zbigniew Brzezinski.

China's Big Money Diplomacy

China wants to help Egypt construct a new capital—but can they follow through?

social norms

The President’s assault on P.C. was at least partly successful. That is both good and bad.

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