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Former US Representative Frank Wolf and two other religious freedom experts address how American foreign policy leaders should tackle religious persecution in Iraq and around the globe.

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Huckabee’s basic “get what you paid for” statement is incorrect: by law, Social Security benefits will be cut when the trust fund runs out (next year for disability, in the early 2030s for retirement).

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A new phrase has rapidly become familiar in schooling: “opt-out.” Across the nation, hundreds of thousands of students are refusing to take state reading and math tests, usually at the behest of their parents.

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Three things about unionization and women stand out to me.

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Can’t we all learn about the great Americans of history with a view to what they did, rather than what they looked like?

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Nearly halfway through his six-year term, Peña Nieto does not appear to have a comprehensive strategy for dealing with lawlessness in many parts of Mexico.

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President Obama (L) greets Marine Corps' Commandant Joseph Dunford after nominating Dunford to be the next Joint Chiefs chairman, during an event in the White House Rose Garden in Washington May 5, 2015.  Reuters

Gen. Joseph Dunford doesn’t fit the profile of an “Obama General,” but he may be the right man for the job. However, if, like Army Gen. Martin Dempsey, he appears to be an Obama echo chamber rather than an independent-minded professional, his chairmanship will be dead on arrival.

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Former U.S. Presidents George W. Bush (L) and Bill Clinton (C) join U.S. President Barack Obama in the Rose Garden of the White House in Washington while talking about disaster aid to Haiti January 16, 2010.  Reuters

Could the fact that the last three presidents won the White House on their first try be a sign that voters have become more averse to staleness in politicians?

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Senator Jeff Sessions (R-AL) (C) is pursued by the media while heading to the Senate floor to vote on a $1.1 trillion spending bill in Washington December 12, 2014.  Reuters

Republican Senator Jeff Sessions’ list of concerns on Trade Promotion Authority (TPA) and the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) are wrong about currency manipulation and trade deficits.

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Euro coins are seen in front of displayed logo of Gazprom in this picture illustration taken in Zenica, April 21, 2015. Reuters

The EU needs to do much more than just punish Gazprom. It must create a genuinely competitive marketplace for energy, providing the European economy with cheap, secure and, ideally, clean energy.

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To prevent another cycle of escalation in the Persian Gulf, President Obama must send a clearer message about how far we will go to protect freedom of navigation in the Strait.

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