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The Supreme Court — That’s How Presidents Really Shape Policy

There are few things a president can do that a successor cannot reverse. One president’s war is often followed by the next president’s withdrawal. One president’s new social program frequently gives way to the new president’s budget cuts. The one exception to this cyclical dynamic is the

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On 25th Anniversary of Berlin Wall's Fall, Has America Lost its Idealism?

Newspapers, television and social media were filled this weekend with stories about the Berlin Wall. In case you were not paying attention, it came down 25 years ago, on Nov. 9, 1989 [...] After decades of restriction, this movement was possible because the leader of the Soviet Union, Mikhail

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Best state in America: Texas, where both crime and incarceration rates are falling

In the 1990s and 2000s, states pursued the expensive goal of being tough on crime. Now, with budgets strained near breaking points, those states are trying to cut costs by being smart on crime. Reducing crime rates, recidivism and prison populations isn’t just good for society, after all, it’s

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