Pension Crisis
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California Has a Weird Definition of “Social Responsibility”

While pension fund bigwigs try to limit donations to think tanks advocating pension reform, California reaffirms its commitment to keeping pension money out of tobacco.

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New Jersey’s Credit Downgraded Again

This is the tenth time since Chris Christie took office.

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NJ Pension System Most Underfunded in the Nation

A grim milestone for the Garden State.

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Dallas Police Exodus: A Preview of Blue Model Collapse?

Wonks and policymakers need to be thinking harder about how to right this sinking ship beyond perpetually raising taxes to plug the leaks.

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Golden State Pension Deficit: $1.2 Trillion

With California’s pension debt now approaching 60 percent of the state’s GDP—and rising—it’s clear that tinkering around the edges won’t be enough.

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San Bernardino Stiffs Wall Street

In advance of releasing its bankruptcy plan, San Bernardino has paid CalPERS in full while stiffing Wall Street.

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New Jersey Collects New “Worst In America” Title

New Jersey has the most underfunded pension system in the country, and it’s about to get worse. That’s a warning for states thinking of issuing bonds as a short-term pension fix.

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An American Dream on the Public Dime

A new poll shows that Americans don’t want to cut public employee pensions, but they won’t suffer higher taxes or fewer services to pay for them.

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Setting Sun

President Trump now has the option to levy import tariffs on solar panels that caused “serious injury” to U.S. producers.

the new culture wars

The policy that set in motion a fierce culture war over young people, sex, and the meaning of consent is no more.

Rogue Nations

Trump’s simultaneous confrontation of Pyongyang and Tehran could have unintended consequences.

Pricing Carbon

Interest in cap and trade has waxed—not waned—after Trump’s decision to pull out of Paris.

Spanish Secession

The EU is walking a fine line as it uneasily backs Spain’s clampdown on Catalan separatists.

Examining the Energiewende

On the heels of news that Berlin will fall short of an emissions target, a new study says Germany will miss a renewable energy consumption goal.

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