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Vision Talks

Hear four concise talks on why America needs to rethink education, what that thinking looks like in practice, and how to move from ideas to action.

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Secretary of Defense is a terrible job for anyone with any self-respect. The administration won’t listen to the military, won’t do what’s necessary to fight ISIS, al Qaeda or other groups.

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From now on, all nuclear wannabes can simply say that “military dimensions” of their nuclear weapons programs are off limits. Look at the precedent.

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We have to make sure the US economy is as open and dynamic as possible, with lots of innovative startups commercializing invention and constantly threatening incumbent players.

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Richard Bennett provides answers to the most commonly asked questions about broadband quality, Internet regulation in the US, and the future of the Internet ecosystem.

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The most striking aspect of the newly-reauthorized CCDBG is its pivotal shift from viewing child care solely as a babysitting service for working parents to seeing it, too, as a crucial opportunity for young children’s early development and learning.

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Anyone who has listened to the Gruber tapes has heard Prof. Gruber’s repeated references to the “three-legged stool” that forms the core of Obamacare. However, those who pay close attention to his remarks may have detected that Gruber enthusiastically endorses (and Obamacare contains) a more sinister three-legged stool of deception regarding employer health plans.

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President Barack Obama walks with senior advisors on the Colonnade of the White House, Nov. 5, 2014. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)

The Obama administration has wisely decided to lower expectations about new health coverage under the Affordable Care Act in the hope that by setting the bar low enough even mediocre enrollment gains become a political victory. That can hardly be considered a sign that Obamacare is working.

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Relatives hold pictures of missing students of the Ayotzinapa Teacher Training College Raul Isidro Burgos, during a protest march demanding the government find them, in Chilpancingo, Guerrero November 14, 2014. Reuters

The recent kidnapping and probable murder of 43 students at the hands of corrupt local officials in Iguala, Mexico, should prompt the United States to invigorate security cooperation with Mexico to fight crime and secure the border.

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Hyperbole, scientists say, obscures the complex story of what’s really happening to bees and why—and the risks that advocacy groups and activist journalists risk of driving science and agricultural regulations into a policy ditch.

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Although necessary and overdue, quantitative easing by the ECB will not be enough to turn around Europe’s economy.

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