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Stuff Learned Beats Time Served
Beating Back Credentialism

The federal government’s rigid hold over college accreditation is one of the major obstacles standing between our current bloated, unaffordable higher education system and something leaner and more widely accessible.

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Higher Education Gets "Competent"

Higher education is evolving slowly but surely, and one small school is giving its adult students credit for the skills they already have.

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Community Colleges Drop the "Community"

More community colleges are renaming themselves in order to appeal to a broader range of students, as they move into the market for four-year degrees and workforce development programs.

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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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