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In the New Year, Worry-Free California Has a Lot to Worry About

Wishful thinking and noble intentions ignore California's slowing state economy, and a structural deficit —keyed largely to state worker pensions— a looming fiscal crisis.
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What's Red, Blue, and Broke All Over? America

Beneath the sex scandals, moronic tweets, ridiculous characters, and massive incompetence that dominate Washington in this mean period of our history lie more fundamental geopolitical realities. Increasingly it is economics—how people make money—rather than culture that drives the country into perpetual conflict.
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Is the End Near for Religion?

Even at this season that should be about spiritual re-awakening, it is hard to deny that we live in an increasingly post-religious civilization. Virtually everywhere in the high-income world, faith, particularly tied close to institutionalized religion, has been dropping for a decade.

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Report on The New American Heartland

The greatest test America faces is whether it can foster the kind of growth that benefits and expands the middle class. To do so, the United States will need to meet three challenges: recover from the Great Recession, rebalance the American and international economies, and gain access to the global middle class for American goods and services.

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