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Philip Tetlock | Image courtesy of University of Pennsylvania

Philip Tetlock discusses his new book, “Superforecasting: The Art and Science of Prediction,” revealing lessons he has learned about making predictions — lessons that have radical implications for present-day politics, policy, technology, journalism, and education.

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Pope Francis waves from the popemobile during a parade in Philadelphia September 27, 2015.  REUTERS/Matt Rourke/POOL.

The mainstream media often portrays Pope Francis as a kindly, almost secular figure. An in depth look at the Pope’s visit reveal this characterization is misleading and misses the point.

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AEI President Arthur Brooks discusses the ability of conservatism to bring people out of poverty.

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Dodd-Frank has existed for five years — scholar Peter Wallison reflects on the controversial act, its impact on small business, and the future of regulation.

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Not all important public policy reforms come from Washington. Really lasting reforms can percolate from the bottom up.

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Donald Trump’s poll numbers demonstrate trends within the election cycle — some beneficial to the GOP and some less than ideal.

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The polls are clear: opportunity matters more to voters than income inequality. Politicians, take note.

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Division over the 2014 AP US History curriculum wasn’t between liberals and conservatives, but between academics who uniquely emphasize the sins of America’s past and Americans who believe that virtues should be taught alongside missteps.

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Russia's President Vladimir Putin (C) poses for a picture during a ceremony to award Mufti Ildus Faizov (seated), the region's top religious leader who was wounded in a car bombing on July 19, the Order of Courage, as he visits the town of Bolgar, part of "White Mosque" complex, in Tatarstan region August 28, 2012. Reuters

In a testimony today at 2:00pm before the House Committee on Foreign Affairs, Subcommittee on Europe, Eurasia, and Emerging Threats, Russia expert Leon Aron will discuss the growth of radical Islam within Russia.

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Pope Francis’ reference to President Lincoln takes on a very particular and perhaps still unexplored character

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Pope Francis waves as he arrives at the Festival of Families Sunday mass along Benjamin Franklin Parkway in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania September 27, 2015. Reuters

Does the evidence really suggest that the retreat from marriage is wreaking havoc on the social environment, especially its most vulnerable members? At least in the United States, the answer is yes.

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