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Across this vast and varied land, there are dozens of men and women who would make good — or even great — presidents. Can someone who is not anointed by one of the two parties become president?

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A supporter of the Scottish National Party (SNP) holds copies of their election manifesto at it's launch in Edinburgh, Scotland, April 201, 2015.  Reuters

The decline of heavy industry in Scotland plus the free market and anti-union policies of Margaret Thatcher’s Conservative governments in 1979-90 made her party anathema in much of Scotland.

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President Barack Obama speaks on the Affordable Care Act at Prince George's Community College in Largo, Maryland September 26, 2013.  Reuters

If someone nods along when Obama ludicrously claims to have no ideological agenda, it’s no surprise he’ll shake his head when a conservative admits to having one. But at least the conservatives aren’t lying.

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Liberal Democrat leader Nick Clegg takes part in a special BBC Question Time programme, hosted by David Dimbleby (standing left), with the three main party leaders appearing separately at Leeds Town Hall, West Yorkshire, during the General Election 2015 campaign. Thursday April 30, 2015. Reuters

Where Americans have polarization, the Brits have fragmentation.

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Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton delivers the keynote address at the 18th Annual David N. Dinkins Leadership and Public Policy Forum at Columbia University in New York April 29, 2015.  Reuters

The argument that the Clintons have always faced scandal charges is intended to shore up her support. But it may have the opposite effect.

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Former U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton speaks while former U.S. President Bill Clinton and their daughter Chelsea Clinton listen during the closing plenary session titled "Aiming for the Moon and Beyond" at the Clinton Global Initiative 2014 (CGI) in New York, September 24, 2014.  Reuters

The ethical standard is that public servants should avoid even the appearance of impropriety. But there’s three decades of evidence that the Clintons don’t think it applies to them.

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Do Americans think income inequality is a problem? The short answer is yes, and the May issue of AEI’s Political Report takes a close look at what the polls show.

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Republican U.S. Presidential candidate and Senator of Texas Ted Cruz speaks at the Iowa Faith and Freedom Coalition's forum in Waukee, Iowa, April 25, 2015.  Reuters

Coverage of the Iowa Faith & Freedom Coalition summit this past weekend is a great example of how political reporting can go wrong.

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This presidential race is shaping up as a contest of dynasties — potentially setting up an election that includes the exact same names that were on the ballot in 1992. But are these our only options?

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Questions on whether foreign donations to the Clinton Foundation helped buy influence at the State Department during Hillary Clinton’s time as Secretary of State are growing. Here, panelists weigh in on how she will most likely face the criticism.

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