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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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.