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Terror’s exclusive club

A well-intended effort to help victims of the Sept. 11, 2001 terror attacks threatens to dilute the power of one of our most effective national security tools in the fight against global terrorism—the...

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Extinctions loom without a national conservation vision

In an isolated portion of the Selkirk Mountains in northern Idaho and northeastern Washington, at most 20 woodland caribou roam the alpine habitat, the last vestige of large herds that once ranged across boreal forests from Maine to Washington...
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The Yulin Dog Meat Festival: an abomination worth our attention

On Sept. 14, hundreds of people travelled from across the country to attend a briefing that I hosted on the Yulin Dog Meat Festival. At the briefing, Marc Ching, the Founder of the Animal Hope and Wellness Foundation, played 60 seconds of footage...

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Can we afford to ignore climate change?

In recent years, fossil-fuel interests have spent millions to convince us we can’t afford to stop global warming. They say remaking our energy infrastructure would hurt the economy and make electricity too expensive. But the truth is the opposite...

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The missing context in the BMI Consent Decree decision

Last Friday, Judge Louis Stanton rejected the Department of Justice’s (“DOJ”) interpretation of the department’s own consent decree governing the publishing rights organization (PRO) BMI. This was an unfortunate decision, especially considering...

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