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Today, 241 years after our Declaration, we find ourselves living in a nation divided: people with higher-order reading skills and those without them. Unfortunately, too many adults and children live in the second category.

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Factual Feminist Christina Hoff Sommers

During an interview with NPR’s Lulu Garcia-Navarro on June 25th, 2017, tennis great John McEnroe said that tennis great Serena Williams would rank about “700 in the world” if she played against men.

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AEI President Arthur Brooks guest hosts CNBC’s ‘Squawk Box’ to discuss the latest news on the political climate in Washington over the GOP health care bill, the value of a free market economy, and problems with the US labor market.

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Lisa Feldman Barrett argues that science can “provide empirical guidance for which kinds of controversial speech should and shouldn’t be acceptable on campus and in civil society.” It’s a point that she doesn’t prove, and that poses dangers to which she seems blind.

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Despite new polls revealing support among his Republican base, President Trump is still heavily criticized by lawmakers from his own party. His public support may erode over time due to the decisions he makes as President. The messaging problems plaguing the Trump administration continue to impact their policy agenda. President Trump’s tweets about Russia and the lack of unity and purpose among members of the administration makes it difficult to convey cohesive messages.

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Donald trump jr. russia meeting

For now, two words describe Donald Trump Jr.’s June 2016 meeting with Russian lawyer Natalia Veselnitskaya meeting: brain-dead. But dumb does not equal criminal.

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AEI’s Aparna Mathur and Isabel V. Sawhill from the Brookings Institution discuss their paid family leave policy proposal and the reasoning behind it.

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In this AEI Events Podcast, AEI’s Ryan Streeter welcomes Sen. Mike Lee (R-UT) to deliver a keynote address on the Joint Economic Committee’s Social Capital Project, a new initiative to study the state of life and social relations in America.

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A Pew Research Center study found a fifty-eight percent of Republicans believe colleges have a negative effect on the country. A lot of departments in colleges have taken up social justice as there cause and advancing a more left agenda. There is a deep division in this country and some wonder if there is a solution. One solution is to stop demonizing people we disagree with.

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Join AEI for an event on the role of social capital and local government in a transitioning America.

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I can’t help thinking that the center has come undone, in no small part, because mainstream, time-tested, once uncontroversial conservative sentiments have been labeled offensive by the same voices who wonder what happened to the responsible right.

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