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Shaking up Higher Ed Accreditation

The existing higher ed accreditation system is a disaster for students—and breaking the federal monopoly on accreditation is a promising way to improve higher ed.

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Breaking the Federal Monopoly on Higher Ed Accreditation

A new House of Representatives proposal would be the first step in broadening access to accredited courses and apprenticeships offered by institutions ranging from corporations to non-profits.

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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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