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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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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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