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Money can’t buy you love

Each year, the United States spends over $35 billion on foreign aid. While the efficacy of such aid is one of the most hotly debated topics in international policy, few will deny that well-administered funds can bring significant...

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Protectionism: the curse that keeps on taking

“Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it,” warned the Spanish philosopher George Santayana more than a century ago.

Listening to our major presidential candidates talk about trade, I’m worried that we’re about to...

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The unfulfilled promise of mental health parity

Earlier this summer, the House of Representatives passed a bipartisan bill aimed at fixing this country’s broken mental health system. It contained some good proposals and was a welcome, if small, step forward. However, the bill failed to...

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Do we still need a renewable fuel standard?

Headlines tell us the world is awash with oil. Gas costs less than bottled water in many places, and petroleum markets are in a prolonged slump that’s wreaking havoc on the industry’s bottom line.

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Congress must avoid temptation of extended CR

This Fall, our congressional leaders have an important opportunity to demonstrate their commitment to change. We all know that putting federal funding on “auto-pilot” through massive bills known as...

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Truth at the U.N. refugee summit

The United Nations Summit on Large Movements of Refugees and Migrants, planned for today in New York, is an opportunity for the global community to address a humanitarian crisis of unprecedented breadth. More than 65 million...

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