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Building a wall at the border would divide us

This election season, there’s no televised presidential debate – Democratic or Republican – that doesn’t eventually address immigration reform. At its best, the debate informs us about the lives and families torn apart by deportation. We see...

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Overregulation: undermining America's economic engine

The overarching theme so far this election season has been widespread economic anxiety among Americans. Candidates in both parties have traced it to stagnant wages and incomes resulting from global competition, the rise of technology and other...

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How Purdue Pharma and the nation's sheriffs are saving lives

In a presidential campaign season marked by unprecedented uncertainty and an intensifying partisan divide, there has been one issue both Democratic and Republican candidates have agreed on as they’ve crisscrossed the country looking for votes...

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An unconstitutional oversight board for Puerto Rico?

After months of endless hearings in Congress, agonizing negotiations and shuttle diplomacy back and forward to San Juan and Washington, Puerto Rico’s monumental default on its debt is here.

On Monday, Puerto Rico defaulted on the debt...

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Preparation

In real estate, they say the three most important things are location, location, and location. Well, when it comes to presidential campaigns, the three most important things are preparation, preparation, and preparation. As anyone who has ever...

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Proposed overtime changes: too much for higher ed

Any day now, the U.S. Labor Department is expected to overhaul federal overtime rules in a way that the higher education community knows will have unintended negative consequences for our institutions, their employees and the students we serve....

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Iran's cyber army - the latest in a series of maleficence

In July, when the P5+1 struck a nuclear deal with Iran dubbed as “historic,” administration officials spun it as a first step on a path toward improving Tehran’s behavior. That path hit yet another bump in recent weeks, when Iran launched nuclear...

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