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The federal government’s handling of the legal and political issues surrounding NSA meta-data collection has not been a pretty picture. Somewhere in Russia, Edward Snowden is probably smiling.

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Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac’s profits utterly depend on having their obligations backed by the U.S. Treasury — and thus by taxpayers. Without the Treasury’s effective guarantee, Fannie and Freddie would be unable to remain in business, especially with the capital of approximately zero they have had since 2008.

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After his first year in office, Prime Minister Narendra Modi has put India down a better path of economic growth, but it still is not the best economic course.

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This was an unusually positive week in healthcare, and in the thinking around healthcare; here are four recent developments to feel good about.

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The changing population of the veterans’ community has profound implications for civil society as a whole, beyond simple logistics affecting the National Cemetery Administration.

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On Memorial Day, we honor the lives of military men and women who died in the service of their country. We can also pause to consider the sacrifices of those who serve today in the military, which is the institution Americans hold in the highest esteem.

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Whether the Islamic State wins or loses, even its brief occupation of Palmyra will resonate for generations.

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There is simply no excuse for the United States releasing $11.9 billion in frozen assets to the Islamic Republic, not only prior to an Iranian nuclear deal, but also while Iran continues to hold four American hostages.

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“Free” college plans aren’t really about economics. They’re about anti-economics, the belief that incentives don’t matter, that somehow simply putting more money into higher education without any reform will somehow result in a better system.

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Not only did the EU summit in Riga avoid any discussion of Russia’s ongoing aggression against Ukraine, it also exposed the lack of a shared vision for engaging with the Eastern Partnership.

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