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Iain Duncan Smith, UK Department for Work and Pensions secretary of state, discusses the UK welfare reform effort with Rep. Todd Young (R-IN) and a panel of experts.

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U.S. President Barack Obama (R) participates in the taping of an MSNBC/Telemundo town hall discussion on immigration with host Jose Diaz-Balart (L) at Florida International University in Miami, February 25, 2015. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst

Liberalism isn’t dead yet. It’s just resting. But it certainly could use an exciting, charismatic savior to breathe new life and fresh thinking into its ranks.

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While 20something marriage has gotten a reputation from parents, peers, and the popular culture for being a bad idea, the evidence suggests many benefits to marrying in your mid-to-late 20s if you find the right person.

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The States of Change: Demographics and Democracy project offers a preview of how the United States might look in 2060.

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Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker talks with other governors before the arrival of U.S. President Barack Obama to address the National Governors Association at the White House in Washington February 23, 2015.
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Much of our political media has set aside its job of informing the public, and instead they have dedicated their column inches to telling Walker that he’s not playing their media game well enough.

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Obama’s actions wouldn’t add an immediate cost for schools, but the prospect of increased illegal immigration leaves state policymakers and budget forecasters with a whole lot of guesswork.

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Since 2003, over 70% of Iraq’s Christian population has fled the country. And with ISIS now ordering those still left to leave, or have them face gruesome consequences, is it possible to ask whether Christianity in Iraq may soon be entirely wiped out?

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The brain is organized as modules and circuits for specialized actions. The scientist who figured that out reflects on  his discovery.

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The States of Change: Demographics and Democracy project is a bipartisan collaboration that documents and analyzes demographic change in America.

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Republicans have begun to talk about poverty, an issue that has largely been dormant for at least two decades in GOP political circles. The intellectual muscle behind Its quiet resurgence is largely attributed to one person: Arthur Brooks. He has the ear of every potential Republican presidential candidate and is trying to change the way the party thinks about poverty and poor people.

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In this year’s Super Bowl, there were far fewer ads catering to the male gaze, and many promoting women’s causes. However, Sports Illustrated published its swimsuit issue just days after. Are gender scholars right to be offended.

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