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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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A panel of distinguished experts discuss the role of economics, policy, and culture in the struggles of black men in the United States, and how their prospects can be improved.

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Iranian press has reported that Iranian forces have intercepted a cargo vessel—which they erroneously claim to be American—and directed it to Bandar Abbas, Iran’s main port in the Persian Gulf.

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When it comes to trade, currency manipulation just doesn’t matter very much.

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An innovation box would encourage economic growth by imposing lower tax rates on income that accrues to patents, copyrights, unique production processes, and other innovations that result from research and investment.

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American efforts to force Iraqi reconciliation with Baathist forces have been ham-fisted, and played into Iranian propaganda. Iran has become the master of the information operation.

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By naming three covert CIA officers in a recent article, The New York Times unnecessarily endangers them and their families. Although it may not have broken the law, the paper had no justification for doing so, even by the lax canons of today’s journalism.

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While spectrum auctions are inherently economic, not political, exercises, regulators and politicians can still exercise favoritism through the rules that govern how the auctions work.

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US Senator Bob Corker (R-TN) (L), along with Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) (R), speaks at a news conference after the weekly Senate Republican policy luncheon at the US Capitol in Washington, March 3, 2015. The White House has said President Barack Obama would veto the Iran Nuclear Review Act, which was introduced by Republican Senator Bob Corker, chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, and Democratic Senator Robert Menendez, the top Democrat on the panel, to require Obama to submit any final nuclear deal with Iran for Congress' approval. Reuters

The Iran Nuclear Agreement Review Act is a disastrous bill that will pave the way for a disastrous nuclear agreement that will pave the way for an Iranian bomb.

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Using a retirement age increase only accounts for a portion of the shortfall in Social Security. The rest would be fixed in other ways, principally ways that are targeted at higher earners. A reform package can easily be designed to account for and accommodate differences in life expectancies between rich and poor.

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Here’s today’s assortment of charts, videos, interesting links, quotes, a ‘Who-d a-thunk it?’ item, a ‘market in everything,’ and more.

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It began as an ordinary piece of fan mail, thanking me for writing a book I published a few years ago (“Coming Apart”) and expressing the writer’s shared concern with the loss of seemliness in American life. And then the ordinary suddenly became extraordinary: “I write to give you my personal perspective on why CEOs make so much money as you describe in ‘Coming Apart.'”

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