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Join AEI and Opportunity America for a discussion with Chairman of the House Subcommittee on Human Resources Adrian Smith (R-NE) and a panel discussion with experts on policy ideas to eliminate barriers and enhance opportunity for poor and working-class Americans.

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Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) shares his perspective on 2018’s national security challenges and how Congress and the Trump administration can work together to address them.

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Join AEI, Freedom House, and the Center for American Progress for a discussion of Freedom House’s “Freedom in the World 2018” — and the global erosion of political rights and civil liberties and how the United States can reverse the trend.

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Join AEI as Frederick M. Hess and Michael Q. McShane host a major research conference exploring the lessons learned in education policy from the George W. Bush and Barack Obama administrations.

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According to an opinion poll conducted in 2013, the general public thinks the average company makes $36 in after-tax profits for every $100 in sales when it’s really only about $7. Perhaps that helps explain the public support for public policies like a $15 per hour minimum wage.

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North Korea Ballistic missile

The Obama administration dangerously politicized intelligence gathering and analysis as senior officials strove to support their preconceived notions of North Korea’s true progress in developing nuclear weapons.

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President Trump needs to realize that it was this meeting, not his barrage of tweets, that finally destroyed Michael Wolff’s account. The lesson is that being presidential is far more powerful than the tactics that got him to the White House.

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Given the tendency for the president’s tweets to be improvisational, it is less sure that his use of the bully pulpit will elicit a positive response from those in Iran who are seeking a better future. The real impact will come from the decisions regarding the nuclear deal with Iran in the coming weeks, beyond the bully pulpit of Twitter.

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The military alliance is deeply integrated and reliable, which would make it highly effective in wartime. But there are few structures or standard operating procedures holding the two countries together politically. North Korea could indeed create a wedge between the United States and South Korea, reducing the alliance’s effectiveness in facing the North Korean nuclear threat.

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Allowing states to impose work requirements for able-bodied Medicaid recipients provides an opportunity to build evidence (one way or the other) for work requirements in other public programs.

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New research on inequality shows that previous work suffers from serious measurement issues. Moreover, income may be the wrong measure to evaluate inequality.

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Following the repeal of the individual mandate,  what does the new year hold for the the future of the individual health insurance market?

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By introducing an element of unpredictability to U.S. policy, Mr. Trump could force the generals who effectively run Pakistan to recalculate the costs of thwarting the world’s most powerful nation.

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Though much of our approach toward fighting poverty involves providing money, it is important to realize that human capital can play a bigger role than financial capital.

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