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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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How much do you know about the news? Take a 12-question quiz from Pew Research and find out.

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Here’s a great collection of ten classic Milton Friedman quotations on the free market, greed, the social responsibility of business, drug legalization, and more.

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Whether recruited in Iran or Afghanistan, the presence of an Afghan Shi‘ite force in Damascus suggests significant Iranian assistance with regard to logistics.

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Iraqi Kurdish regional President Masoud Barzani speaks during a news conference with German Defence Minister Ursula von der Leyen (not pictured) in Arbil, north of Baghdad, September 25, 2014. Reuters

When Iraqi Kurdish leader Masoud Barzani meets with President Barack Obama he is expected to request more direct assistance and weaponry in the fight against ISIS. There are many questions that President Obama and Congress should ask the Kurdish leader.

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Iranian Revolutionary Guard Commander Qassem Soleimani walks near an armoured vehicle at the frontline during offensive operations against Islamic State militants in the town of Tal Ksaiba in Salahuddin province March 8, 2015. Reuters

Antipathy toward Israel remains an ideological pillar of the Islamic Republic of Iran and its Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps.

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Public perception still hovers around the belief that contemporary war veterans are a population that requires services to function in civil society, rather than a population that has valuable services to offer back. Handfuls of veteran-initiated groups and associations have formed in recent years to reverse this public image of “the broken veteran.”

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Iranian Revolutionary Guard Commander Qassem Soleimani (L) stands at the frontline during offensive operations against Islamic State militants in the town of Tal Ksaiba in Salahuddin province March 8, 2015. Reuters

The public rise of IRGC Commander Qassem Soleimani suggests Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei is looking for an alternative to become president should Rouhani and Zarif push their international agenda beyond Khamenei’s comfort zone.

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Colombia must not sacrifice crucial anti-drug programs to achieve peace with FARC rebels.

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President Barack Obama speaks on the Affordable Care Act at Prince George's Community College in Largo, Maryland September 26, 2013.  Reuters

If someone nods along when Obama ludicrously claims to have no ideological agenda, it’s no surprise he’ll shake his head when a conservative admits to having one. But at least the conservatives aren’t lying.

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It’s that time of year — CEO bashing season with exaggerated claims that the CEO-to-worker pay ratio is 300-to-1 — but a more detailed analysis of all chief executives in the US shows that the ratio is actually less than 4-to-1.

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