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A fiscally responsible path to fighting Zika

Last week, the Centers for Disease Control confirmed that the Zika virus, transferred by mosquitos, can cause various forms of severe birth defects. With summer right around the corner, the Zika virus poses a substantial threat right in our own...

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Fix America’s ailing international tax system

The Obama Administration issued new rules to prevent corporate inversions earlier this month, but this action addressed just one symptom of our ailing system of international taxation.  The underlying disease, however, remains untreated....

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A Supreme Court above politics and above reproach

Eight Supreme Court justices took their seats last week to hear arguments on whether President Obama’s executive action on immigration is legal. While advocates hope Chief Justice John Roberts can wrangle a five-vote majority to their side, a...

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Why I'm angry

One of the things we have learned in the current Presidential campaign is that there are a lot of angry people out there. As it turns out, most of them are white and male, and a lot of them are old. In other words, they’re me. So, I confess. I’m...

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Secretary Clinton has the solution for student debt

More than 40 million Americans still have student debt.

I know because I’m one of them. I still owe $50,000 in student loan payments. I know I’m not the only member of Congress who personally faces this issue. Even Barack and Michelle Obama...

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The Grand Canyon is under siege

Ha ŧay g’am, Wi:Nyi Gacha, Ongtupqa, Tsékooh Hatsoh, Chimik'yana'kya deya'a. (“Grand Canyon” in Havasupai, Hualapai, Hopi, Navajo, and Zuni languages.)
 
You may not recognize these words, though you know the place they describe. The...

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Working together in Europe makes us stronger

Sometimes a simple idea helps us all to be better and stronger, and in ways we never could have imagined.  For example, the international standardization of shipping containers after World War II radically cut the costs of global trade and...

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