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“Starve the Beast” Fails in the Sunflower State

Kansas lawmakers repudiate Gov. Brownback’s extreme supply side approach to public budgeting.

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Kansas’ Credit Rating Goes Down the Tubes

The fiscal picture in Kansas continues to darken as the state reels from Governor Sam Brownback’s budget-busting tax cuts.

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Reform Government First, Cut Taxes Later

Enthusiasm for state-level tax cuts is on the wane as legislators look at the fiascos in Kansas and Louisiana.

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More Fiscal Headwinds in the Sunflower State

The doctrinaire right-wing governance of Kansas has, by virtually all measures, yielded disappointing results.

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Hugging the News Cycle

With the Iraqi government’s move to retake Kirkuk, it’s time for the U.S. to start planning for just how bad things could get.

Counting Carbon

The EIA projects US energy-related greenhouse gas emissions will continue to fall this year.

European Disunion

In forcing Catalonia to clarify its intentions on independence, Madrid is chipping away at the separatists’ facade of unity.

Development and Its Discontents

A new data dive offers mixed evidence, confirming some prevailing narratives and confounding others.

Echo Chamber Redux

Americans deserve in-depth commentary and analysis about the merits and faults of the Iran nuclear deal. They are not getting it.

Spy Games

Another disturbing chapter in the Obama-era spy wars.

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