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In an attempt to determine the best path forward, an expert panel debates ongoing patent-reform efforts in the 114th Congress.

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Former U.S. Vice President Richard Cheney speaks at a luncheon event in Washington on July 14, 2014. Reuters

Please join AEI for a major address by former Vice President Richard B. Cheney on the consequences of the Iran nuclear deal to the security and interests of the United States and its allies in the Middle East.

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In celebration of Labor Day, this AEI Public Opinion Study examines workers’ satisfaction with different aspects of their jobs, concerns about job security and employment, and how Americans balance work with personal life.

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As the United States celebrates Labor Day, polls show the majority of Americans are satisfied with their jobs.

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Here’s a fable that helps to illustrate how minimum wage laws that are designed to help the poor usually have effects that are exactly the opposite of those their well-intentioned sponsors intend them to have.

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For many years, Republican politicians, both nationally and in the states, have called for converting the federal Medicaid program, or at least portions of it, into a block grant. The latest example is the well-conceived health-care-reform plan proposed by Wisconsin governor and GOP candidate for president Scott Walker.

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Dr. Ezekiel Emanuel, professor of Health Care Management at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, speaks at the Reuters Health Summit 2014 in Washington April 1, 2014. Reuters

Emanuel would like Americans to dismiss the Walker and Rubio health plans as too onerous for families because they would lose the value of employer-paid premiums. He is dead wrong about that.

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The geography of Tweets: This image uses all of the geo-tagged Tweets since 2009 — billions of them. (Every dot is a Tweet, and the color is the Tweet count.)
Twitter, Flickr, 2013.

The US Air Force carries out numerous missions critical to daily life in America as we know it.

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My latest round-up of interesting economic links, quotes, charts, graphs, tables, videos and more.

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Iran's Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif (R) speaks as Majid Takhteravanchi, a member of Iran's nuclear team, listens during a nuclear deal review meeting in Tehran August 9, 2015. Dozens of companies tied to Iran's elite Revolutionary Guards, a military force commanding a powerful industrial empire with huge political influence, will win sanctions relief under a nuclear deal agreed with world powers. REUTERS/Raheb Homavandi.

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani’s interpretation of the nuclear deal cannot be reconciled with President Obama’s. And that is a problem.

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U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry delivers a speech on the nuclear agreement with Iran, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, September 2, 2015.   REUTERS/Charles Mostoller.

Congress has plenty to do about Iran in the days and months ahead. This vote is only the beginning.

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Evidence from the recent nationwide Quinnipiac poll suggests millennials are souring on the Democratic candidates.

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