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Where are the carriers? Look no further than the TPP

The United States could be adding two major assets to its national security apparatus in the coming year – the USS Gerald R. Ford and the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP). One is a state-of-the-art $13 billion aircraft carrier that is at the...

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Energy: technology and free markets beat mandates

Bill Gates is the latest prominent thinker to suggest that it is wrong to achieve our clean energy goals with a carbon tax, or even greater government intervention in the energy marketplace.   Gates believes we would be better served by...

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We must protect open and fair aviation competition

The planes are painted in the national colors of Norway, their tails decorated with pictures of famous Norwegians. Emblazoned on the fuselage in bold print is the airline’s name, Norwegian. You buy your tickets at Norwegian’s website to fly on...

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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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