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The Senate filibuster and the threat of its use have grown in importance since the early 20th century. But has it grown too powerful? Please join AEI as a panel of scholars and experts discuss the merits and drawbacks of maintaining, reforming, or abolishing the Senate filibuster.

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Please join AEI for the sixth annual Walter Berns Constitution Day Lecture, as Judge Brett Kavanaugh of the US Court of Appeals, DC Circuit, discusses the jurisprudence and legacy of the late Justice Rehnquist on the 230th anniversary of the signing of the Constitution.

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Constitution Day, September 17th — the day delegates to the Constitutional Convention signed the draft Constitution and sent it to the states for ratification — is a poor cousin to July 4th. No fireworks, no days off from work. It’s doubtful that one in ten thousand Americans will even take note of the day.

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Do you live vocationally in your day job, even if you aren’t making a career of it? God’s calling on your life is not a maintenance request; the task is not finite, nor is it particular.

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In a society where personal identity is conveyed by one’s job title, it is of little wonder that the nation’s youth are so anxious about career choice.

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The inadequacy of presidential responses to racial incidents has been a tragic trend for decades. Rare is a post-War World II presidential response by a Democrat or Republican to an event about race and violence that unites a divided country and pulls along his party’s base.

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President Trump’s response to Charlottesville was tepid at best. He missed an opportunity to set an unambiguous path toward patriotism and away from prejudice.

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As the nation recovers from the violent clashes in Charlottesville, experts discuss the role of identity politics in the American political system. Some argue that identity politics can be used constructively to unify different communities.

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The following review of Dario Antiseri’s book, L’invenzione cristiana della laicità (Rubbettino, 2017) appeared June 9, 2017 in Avvenire.

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AEI President Arthur Brooks sat down to discuss leadership and political culture at the Aspen Ideas Festival.

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New Englanders have a long and storied tradition of localism and a fierce ability to solve problems. It’s time for them to demand more diversity of ideas on their hallowed quads and campuses.

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As the United States prepares to celebrate Independence Day, this issue of AEI’s Political Report looks at polls that measure the American spirit: Americans’ pride in their nationality, their feelings and anxieties about their country, and perceptions of political unity and division.

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