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Arthur Brooks, Ed Gillespie, and Kristen Soltis Anderson discuss with moderator Marc Thiessen the importance of and need for a conservative message that speaks to voters’ hearts and minds.

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To make sure America avoids the Great Stagnation, we need the Great Optimization.

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Republican presidential candidate Mike Huckabee speaks to the 42nd annual meeting of the American Legislative Exchange Council in San Diego, California July 23, 2015. Reuters

Huckabee isn’t saying anything that lots of serious people haven’t said, albeit more eloquently. In countless speeches, Bibi Netanyahu and other Israeli leaders have stressed that the legacy of the Holocaust is such that Israel cannot take a chance on Iran having a nuclear weapon.

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A discussion on new reports from the State Department regarding Hillary Clinton’s email server, and the possibility those emails are tied to the 2011 Benghazi attack.

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The White House deserves credit for issuing a new report that focuses on one area of bipartisan cooperation: the reform of occupational-licensing laws that restrict job opportunities and raise prices.

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GOP presidential candidates on stage before the Reagan Centennial GOP presidential primary debate at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library in Simi Valley, California September 7, 2011. Reuters

Limiting the GOP debate to ten candidates based on poll numbers is an effective strategy to ensure the most popular candidates are present.

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Covering a political story today? Here’s the latest from AEI’s political corner experts.

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As the presidential campaign heats up, there is an asymmetry between the two political parties. This asymmetry helps explain some otherwise puzzling things.

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Gov. Chris Christie unleashes a tirade against the pollster who found him trailing in N.H. Has attacking the messenger ever been a good tactic?

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Demonstrators chant slogans as they await the arrival of presidential candidate Senator Bernie Sanders (I-VT) to address a rally calling for a national $15 minimum wage bill on Capitol Hill in Washington July 22, 2015. Reuters

The idea that the minimum wage — at least for young workers — should be a “living wage” is absurd, even immoral. Employers are taking a risk when they hire people with no work experience. Why further discourage that?

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Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton speaks during an event at the New York University Leonard N. Stern School of Business in New York July 24, 2015. Reuters

The paper of record’s inaccurate reporting on a nonexistent criminal investigation was a failure that should entail more serious consequences.

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