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Global Magnitsky's power to protect

 

Like the endangered wildlife he helps protect, Congolese environmentalist Bantu Lukambo is being hunted. In the Democratic Republic of Congo, conservation is dangerous work because it threatens the interests of powerful groups....

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Amateur theatrics: An insult to Africa

Last week, I watched with dismay as two American diplomats walked out on the inaugural address of a respected African leader who continues to make a major contribution to our shared objectives in the region and who has been a steadfast ally in...

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How will the election impact K Street?

Every four years, Washington experiences an existential crisis of sorts. Trade associations and Washington offices wonder whether they are well positioned for the changing of the guard.  And employees wonder whether the Transition presents a...

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Cooperating for a better tomorrow

At a time when the American economy is recovering from the greatest economic crisis since the Great Depression, the ugly truth is that we’re experiencing a persistent hurdle to spreading economic opportunity in the most impoverished communities...

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The Sunshine Act: Transparency, but not enough action

This year the pharmaceutical industry has been relentlessly targeted for criticism by virtually all major candidates, regardless of political party. You would think that the industry is a mortal enemy of our nation.

It is unfortunate that...

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When drug prices threaten patient care

The debate over high drug prices has raged for decades, thanks to the inherent tension between delivering innovative and cost-effective patient care. But recently something has changed, and it’s one that may have major ramifications for how we...

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Invest in infrastructure to transform America

Infrastructure matters. It matters to our economy, our communities, our health and our safety. From electricity and internet, to pipes and ports, infrastructure is an interconnected web that reaches into every aspect of our lives. It brings jobs...

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