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Bad Faith: Why Debt Relief is Not On the Table for Greece

Readers of the financial press may be forgiven for thinking that the negotiations between Greece and Europe have one feckless partner — the new government of Greece — and one responsible partner, a common front of major governments and creditor institutions, high-minded in their pursuit of

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Greece, Europe, and the United States

The full brutality of the European position on Greece emerged last weekend, when Europe’s leaders rejected the Greek surrender document of June 9, and insisted instead on unconditional surrender plus reparations. The new diktat—formally accepted by Greece yesterday—requires 50 billion euros’

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Future U.S. Presidents Should Prepare to Face a Nuclear-Armed Iran

The Iranian government has been gloating about its recent nuclear deal, while many American foreign policy experts are despondent. Why? Because the provisions of the deal read like Ayatollah Ali Khamenei’s wish list. It gives Iran permanent sanctions relief in exchange for merely temporarily

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UT’s Francie Ostrower Snags $3.5 Million to Study Arts Engagement

From 2002-12, attendance at arts organizations declined from 39 percent to 33 percent. In a Sept. 26, 2013 article in the New York Times, Patricia Cohen wrote that the downward slope was continuing, especially in the theater. Last week, UT professor Francie Ostrower became the recipient

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Jailhouse suicides on the rise; reform advocates call for training and oversight

Los Angeles County has settled a lawsuit for $1.6 million with the family of a mentally-ill young man who killed himself while in custody. The settlement follows a legally binding agreement between the county and the Department of Justice to update jail protocols for mentally ill inmates.

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Ben Sasse's Plan to Save the Senate

Almost exactly a year ago, just after the 2014 elections, The Washington Post sized up the motley crew of newly elected senators—10 Republicans and one Democrat—and tried to figure out what roles they would play once they arrived in the Capitol. Ben Sasse, a 43-year-old conservative from

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