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Why the next president needs a housing policy director

Nearly every U.S. Presidential Administration in recent history has viewed housing as a fundamental plank of its core domestic agenda for one clear reason: Access to safe, affordable housing, whether owned or rented, is critical to the economic...

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Yes, black lives do matter. But so do immigration facts.

Black Lives Matter’s new foray into the immigration policy debate has pro-enforcement advocates scratching their heads. The group included immigration in their recently announced policy platform and they’ve formed a side-project called the Black...

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Peter Thiel, plutocrat

Coercion - financial or otherwise - to silence independent voices is the prerogative of the plutocrats. 

Peter Thiel might feel like celebrating his multi-million dollar attack on Gawker, which he wanted to quiet because he didn’t like...

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A great America deserves a great international food aid policy

If Hillary Clinton or Donald Trump wants to ensure that America remains a great country, one place she or he could start is by working with Congress to reform America’s international food aid policy.  Currently, U.S. food aid programs...

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Preserving access to life-saving air medical services

In today’s America, 115 million people – one in three people – live in rural areas where getting urgent medical care for events like cardiac emergencies, stroke, and trauma is extremely difficult due to the fact that appropriate medical...

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