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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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Former White House Press Secretaries Dana Perino and Mike McCurry sit down to discuss Perino’s new book about her journey to the White House and beyond.

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Panelists discuss the role carbon taxes can play in broader fiscal reform and in the run-up to the December 2015 United Nations climate conference.

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The hundreds of poll questions that have been asked about the environment over the past forty years paint a clear picture of the evolution of Americans’ attitudes. A careful reading of them shows that both sides of the political spectrum misunderstand key elements.

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President Obama has criticized China’s proposed counterterrorism law, despite its similarities to US “legal-intercept” regulations. The US must prepare to see practices that it has already adopted become prevalent elsewhere or be ready to modify US surveillance behaviors that US authorities do not want to see spreading around the globe.

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Peter Thiel, partner of Founders Fund, speaks during the panel discussion "In Tech We Trust? A Debate with Peter Thiel and Marc Andreessen" at the Milken Institute Global Conference in Beverly Hills, California April 29, 2013.  Reuters

The year 1914 was a flexion point in history. Is Thiel right in supposing, or fearing, that 2007 was a flexion point too? There are unsettling indications that the answer is yes.

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Voluntary home visiting programs, while not as well-known as Head Start or state pre-K, may be the single most promising approach to improving the lives of America’s most disadvantaged young children.

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Compared to 1970 when the first Earth Day was celebrated, the US economy is now more than twice as energy efficient (and twice as green) thanks to innovation and energy-saving technologies

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Andrew P. Kelly’s presentation of survey results sheds light on how individuals view the costs and benefits of going to college.

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Recent research on the labor market returns to short-term educational credentials—particularly certificates and associate degrees in technical fields—suggests that such training can be as lucrative, or more so, than a four-year degree.

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At a speech in 2003 at Caltech titled “Aliens Cause Global Warming” Michael Crichton explained why “consensus science” doesn’t exist. If it’s consensus, it isn’t science. If it’s science, it isn’t consensus. Period.

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As the need for action grows, political will may be waning.

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Outgoing U.S. Federal Reserve Board Chairman Ben Bernanke participates in a discussion at the Brookings Institution in Washington January 16, 2014.  Reuters

Ben Bernanke, a think-tanker who has for some reason rapidly moved into the top rank of economics bloggers, has written a post on monetary policy that seems destined to be influential.

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