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U.S. Senator Rand Paul (R-KY), a 2016 Republican White House hopeful, speaks at a campaign event in Milford, New Hampshire April 8, 2015. REUTERS/Joel Page

Ask Democrats tough questions about abortion, and their extremism on the issue becomes obvious.

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Demonstrators gather at Monument Circle to protest a controversial religious freedom bill recently signed by Governor Mike Pence during a rally in Indianapolis March 28, 2015.  Reuters

The original RFRA was a good and just law that had absolutely nothing to do with gays. It was introduced in the House by  Charles E. Schumer (D-NY). It passed on a voice vote in the House and by 97 to 3 in the Senate. President Clinton signed it into law without controversy.

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Covering a story about society and culture? Here’s the latest from AEI’s Society and Culture experts.

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Infographic on public opinion on police in the United States.

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D.C.’s lawmakers have plans for the next battle on immigration-citizenship. D.C. councilmembers introduced the Local Resident Voting Rights Amendment Act, a bill to grant non-American citizens residing in the D.C.-area the ability to vote in municipal elections.

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Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu attends the weekly cabinet meeting at his office in Jerusalem January 18, 2015. Netanyahu said on Sunday a wave of anti-Semitism and what he called "Islamisation" in Western Europe are factors in a Jewish state push to expand trade with Asia. REUTERS/Abir Sultan/Pool

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu asked French Jews to come home. There is strength in numbers and the more Jews there are in Israel, the stronger Israel will be. The flip side is that the fewer Jews there are in France — or Europe or America — the weaker Jews as a whole will be.

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Candles and flowers are seen as people continue to pay tribute to the shooting victims on Wednesday at the satirical weekly Charlie Hebdo, at the Republique square in Paris January 10, 2015. French police searched for a female accomplice to militant Islamists behind deadly attacks on the satirical Charlie Hebdo weekly newspaper and a kosher supermarket and maintained a top-level anti-terrorist alert ahead of a Paris gathering with European leaders and demonstration set for Sunday. In the worst assault on France's homeland security for decades, 17 victims lost their lives in three days of violence that began with an attack on the Charlie Hebdo weekly on Wednesday and ended with Friday's dual hostage-taking at a print works outside Paris and kosher supermarket in the city. REUTERS/Pascal Rossignol

How far should a tolerant society tolerate intolerance? Those protecting a tolerant society from the intolerant will sometimes go too far. It’s impossible to prevent it from ever happening, but it’s important not to let it happen too often.

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The data on arrest-related deaths do not support the conclusion that police are racially biased.

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The US, and the West more broadly, is becoming intolerant of expression that offends an angry minority or the elite sensibilities.

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In this photo, reviewed by the U.S. Military, leg shackles are seen on the floor at Camp 6 detention center, at the U.S. Naval Base, in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, January 21, 2009. Reuters

If I torture a fiend to find out where he left a child to suffocate or starve in some dungeon, that’s a less evil act than torturing someone just to hear them renounce their god or country.

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