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Nov. 17, 2010

Hypocrisy Behind Saudi Arabia's Election to U.N. Women Board

Saudi Arabia was recently elected to the board of U.N. Women, a move that sends the wrong message for advancing women's rights around the world, given the country's troubled human rights record.
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Oct. 31, 2010

A Regional Solution to Israeli-Palestinian Negotiations

To salvage Israeli-Palestinian negotiations, Obama should expand the peace process to involve Arab nations and start laying the groundwork now.
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Nov. 28, 2010

Teach For America's Effectiveness Rests Beyond the Initial Two Years

The true effectiveness of Teach for America (TFA) rests in the program's ability to train a cadre of future leaders working in diverse fields that share a commitment to educational reform.
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Nov. 29, 2010

Nanny State is Alive and Well in Four Loko Ban

The media-created panic over Four Loko has led the FDA and state governments to ban alcoholic energy drinks. This governmental overreach harms the free market and undermines the constitution.
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Dec. 1, 2010

Translating Energy into Climate Legislation

Although the new conservative Congress is unlikely to pass climate change legislation, lawmakers can find common ground on an energy bill in 2011.
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Dec. 6, 2010

Why Ecuador Holds the Key to South America

The standoff between the Ecuadorian police and President Rafael Correa may have read like a political thriller, but the implications for America and U.S. business in South America are very real.
Dec. 8, 2010

Political Discourse 2.0

Our generation has an opportunity to leverage Internet 2.0 and social media into an asset for democracy.
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Dec. 9, 2010

The North Korean Hot Potato

Should the U.S. and South Korea respond forcefully to North Korea's threats, or will diplomacy and economic incentives stave off another war on the Korean peninsula?
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Dec. 13, 2010

A Midterm November to Remember

President Obama does not face an easy road in the wake of the midterm election. As the president creates a more Republican-friendly agend, he will incur enormous opposition from both parties.
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Dec. 14, 2010

Deal or No Deal: Why Russia Cancelled Arms Shipments to Iran

The Obama administration has worked hard to "reset" the U.S.-Russia relationship. Russia's recent decision to cancel arms shipments to Iran shows that Obama's efforts are bearing fruit.
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Dec. 25, 2010

How Obama's Tax Bill Could Have Spurred Economic Growth

Tax breaks for the favored few do more harm than good for the economy.
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Dec. 28, 2010

Don't Use Polar Bears to Push Climate Change Regulation

The status of polar bears should be left as is, and not co-opted for another environmental agenda — or else the government risks doing more harm than good.
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Nov. 24, 2010

Don't Exaggerate the Costs of Global Warming

Scientists tell us that global warming exists; we should listen to them because they're experts. But, economists tell us that the costs may not be that high; we should also listen to them too.
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Nov. 20, 2010

The Peace Process: A Necessary American Monopoly

U.S. support for Israel has been a necessary condition to achieve past progress on Israeli-Arab peace. Russia simply cannot play as effective a role in the region.
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Nov. 1, 2010

Silence Over Arab Betrayal of Palestinians is Deafening

The deafening silence of Arab governments on their sharp decline of aid to the Palestinians in the last year underscores the deceptive and blatant hypocrisy of these regimes.
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Nov. 1, 2010

Can Social Media Bring Democracy to the Middle East?

Twitter, YouTube, and Facebook can change democracy promotion in the Middle East. Social media may not take down regimes, but it can help civil society to hold leaders more accountable.
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Nov. 1, 2010

Give Arizona SB 1070 a Chance

Criticisms about Arizona's immigration law, SB 1070, are exaggerated. SB 1070 is a constitutional, local law, supported by a large majority of Arizonans.
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Nov. 3, 2010

From Russia with Peace? The Rise of an Unlikely Middle East Broker

It's time for a global superpower to push negotiations in Israel-Palestine forward. Because America has lost credibility, Russia may be the missing link to break the stalemate.
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Nov. 7, 2010

A Renewable Portfolio Standard is No Endorsement for Climate Change

Developing an innovative Renewable Portfolio Standard (RPS), not implementing a national cap-and-trade system, will be key to building up an American renewable energy industry.
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Nov. 7, 2010

Young People's Silence Paved the Republicans' Road to Victory

The youth vote was significantly down during the past midterm election. Has the group of young people that helped elect Barack Obama into office gone silent?
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Nov. 9, 2010

Reid's Unlikely Victory in Nevada's U.S. Senate Race

Although it seemed certain that Nevada's Senate seat would go Republican, Harry Reid (D - NV) pulled through. His victory should serve as a powerful lesson to both parties.
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Nov. 14, 2010

Snyder v. Phelps: The Limits of Decency in Free Society

The most recent First Amendment showdown to come before the Supreme Court, Snyder v. Phelps, has tested the limits of free speech in America.
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Nov. 16, 2010

Education Is Not Like Healthcare

While the state of U.S. healthcare was in crisis before Congressional action earlier this year, the current firestorm over public education in the country may actually be overblown.
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Nov. 17, 2010

The Paradox of Democracy: Why Everyone Lost the Midterms

Democracy is not just about allocating power, but also about increasing understanding. The midterm elections accomplished the former without the latter. This is trouble for our country.
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Dec. 29, 2010

Obama, Settlements, & the Missing Leverage

President Obama was right to confront Netanyahu over Israeli settlements, but he simply did not go far enough in leveraging U.S. influence over Israel to advance his objectives.