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Rep. Sensenbrenner and a panel of experts will explore ways of simultaneously reducing America’s high levels of incarceration and of crime and disorder.

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In an attempt to determine the best path forward, an expert panel debates ongoing patent-reform efforts in the 114th Congress.

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Former U.S. Vice President Richard Cheney speaks at a luncheon event in Washington on July 14, 2014. Reuters

Please join AEI for a major address by former Vice President Richard B. Cheney on the consequences of the Iran nuclear deal to the security and interests of the United States and its allies in the Middle East.

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Why does time pass? And how did we go from a walkman to an iPod, and who was creatively destroyed in between? That and more choice picks here.

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More employment growth in the private sector would be most welcome.

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A nice piece of analysis by Evan Soltas critiques the Economic Policy Institute’s graph purporting to show a decades-long, massive divergence between wages and productivity.

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The economy added fewer jobs than expected this month, while the unemployment rate ticked down to 5.1%. Two new reports from AEI’s Political Corner put the hard numbers in context.

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The Class of 2015 SAT results are out, and they’re ugly.

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Detroit is home to the nation’s worst-performing urban school district (both financially and academically), where only 6% of its high school students are proficient in math, 4% are proficient in science, and one-third are proficient in reading. And yet a majority of Detroit teachers and administrators are ranked as “highly effective.”

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The bomb turns 70, and the world faces a new nuclear future.

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US presidential hopeful Donald Trump speaks during a press availability after signing a pledge with the Republican National Committee (RNC) at Trump Tower in Manhattan, New York September 3, 2015. Reuters

Trump’s issues, still raging for older voters, don’t seem to resonate with the young. And they don’t point to a way for Republicans to appeal to the electorate of the future.

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The challenge for policymakers in Nebraska and elsewhere is to craft reforms in Medicaid and other health and human service programs that open up new possibilities and opportunities for those participating in the programs rather than just giving them less support.

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Over at the Roosevelt Institute’s “Next New Deal” blog, Mike Konczal misunderstands the key difference between federal loan programs and Income-Share agreements. ISAs are not designed to “expand the supply of credit” indiscriminately. Instead, they spread the risk of investing across students and funders to align their incentives and channel funding and people toward valuable programs.

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