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De Blasio Bumps NYC Minimum Wage

Wealthy cities like New York can often only afford progressive policies when the economy is booming.

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In NY Politics, Business as Usual Beats Reform

New York’s new state budget protects business as usual in the state from meaningful reform. That means NYC will continue to be terribly governed.

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Blue Model Driving NYC Bookstores over the Edge

An NYT writer laments the decline of the city’s independent booksellers due to high rents. We wonder if blue model policies have something to do with that.

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Bill de Blasio Suffering Hollande-like Slide in Approval

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio’s approval ratings have fallen to 39 percent—just over half of his total in last year’s election. It’s still early, but this is not a good start for the standard bearer of the Democrats’ liberal wing.

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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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