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Back to Benghazi: How Not to Have a Debate About US Foreign Policy

In the 2012 presidential election, the biggest foreign policy issue was the killing of the US ambassador to Libya Christopher Stevens in September of that year–an incident known by its location: Benghazi. Now, as we gear up for the 2016 presidential race, it looks like the biggest international

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America's Role In The Battle Against Islamic State

President Barack Obama and his French counterpart will meet at the White House Tuesday to discuss the next steps in the fight against the Islamic State.  Joy Cardin’s guest foreign policy expert looks at America’s role in the battle, including Obama’s refusal to deploy ground troops, as well as

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Revitalizing the U.S. National Security Strategy

Strategy is an act of imagination. That is the fundamental insight from Carl von Clausewitz, the nineteenth-century Prussian theorist who in his classic book, On War, wrote: “ … if the whole is to be vividly present to the mind, imprinted like a picture, like a map, upon the brain, without

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Killeen case shines light on housing teens in Bell Co. Jail

Four robberies with nine victims in less than a month. These circumstances led a juvenile court judge to decide a 16-year-old Killeen teen would face trial as an adult. Malik R. Boone is accused of nine counts of aggravated robbery stemming from the four incidents, which began

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Kids in cages

This talk was given at a local TEDx event, produced independently of the TED Conferences. Michele Deitch, an expert on prison reform and juvenile justice and an award-winning teacher at the University of Texas, addresses the problem of youth who are prosecuted in the adult criminal justice

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Red states see insurance rise despite Obamacare opposition

Recalcitrant red states have done little — or nothing — to promote Obamacare. Yet their residents are getting health coverage by the millions.

Across the country, efforts to resist or undermine the law persist. Calls for repeal haven’t died down. Most of the states with Republicans in

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