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Charles Murray sits down with AEI’s Jonah Goldberg to discuss the future of the American project and his provocative new book, “By the People: Rebuilding Liberty Without Permission.”

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A panel of six leading conservative voices discuss “The Dadly Virtues,” a collection of essays on fatherhood and a hilarious rallying cry in defense of dads everywhere.

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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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The Case Foundation’s Jean Case and AEI’s Arthur Brooks discuss forging new paths for public-private partnerships, promoting social entrepreneurship, and fostering the next generation of philanthropic leaders.

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Former White House Press Secretaries Dana Perino and Mike McCurry sit down to discuss Perino’s new book about her journey to the White House and beyond.

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The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) provides food assistance to almost 46 million people – a two-fold increase since 2006. The dramatic increase in participants and expenditures have led to proposals for cuts and work requirements to control costs.

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In an academic study that has been getting a lot of press, authors used brain scans to demonstrate that the surface area of the cerebral cortex of poor children was 6% smaller than those of affluent families. Their conclusion was that poverty was the causal factor. I’m baffled by this confidence that poverty is the cause.

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In an effort to try and decrease the gap between girls and boys’ knowledge in STEM subjects, a Los Angeles school district board recently accepted the creation of an all-girls school. Here, the pros and cons of single-sex schools are discussed.

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How do we solve the wage gap issue in America? Panelists discuss how hiring tactics could be improved to help achieve equal pay.

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What exactly are trigger warnings and are they something we should welcome? AEI Scholar Christina Hoff Sommers gives you the facts.

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People are reflected on a portrait of U.S. artist Andy Warhol by Timm Rautert during the exhibit "Warhol on Warhol" at Madrid's Casa Encendida Cultural Centre in this November 23, 2007 file photo. Reuters

If it is progress against poverty that we’re pursuing, trade beats the pants off every fancy development program ever devised. The simple mundane beauty of making things and exchanging them freely is the best anti-poverty achievement in history.

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Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, 19, suspect #2 in the Boston Marathon explosion is pictured in this undated FBI handout photo. April 13, 2013. Reuters

The conviction of the Boston Marathon bomber puts opponents of capital punishment in an awkward spot.

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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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Columbia Journalism School Dean Steve Coll (R) and Dean of Academic Affairs Sheila Coronel appear at a news conference at Columbia University in New York April 6, 2015. A Columbia University review of a now-discredited Rolling Stone magazine story about an alleged gang rape at a University of Virginia fraternity was released on Sunday, addressing questions of journalistic principles raised by the provocative article. REUTERS/Mike Segar

The real reason for Rolling Stone’s missteps in the UVA rape article is ideological groupthink. No one will be punished or fired because in their hearts, they believe they were right, and that’s all that matters.

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Social enterprises may be a better alternative to government-sponsored programs for hard-to-employ people.

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