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Dueling Blogposts From Larry Summers and Ben Bernanke

Robert Litan: Mr. Summers’s main prescription for how to encourage growth in the short term and long term is more infrastructure spending, whose economic value should easily exceed current low borrowing costs. Full News here – Washington Wire

Sen. Robert Menendez Indicted on Corruption Charges

The Justice Department indicted Sen. Bob Menendez of New Jersey on corruption charges, bringing the first criminal charges against a sitting U.S. senator since 2008. Full News here – WSJ.com: Politics And Policy

Will Congress Be Duped Again on Offshore Taxes?

Like a savvy bargainer on a used car lot, big multinational corporations have mastered the art of feigning indifference and walking away. What they walk away with is their profits, stockpiling them abroad where they legally remain untaxed until returned to the United States. Then these corporations threaten to keep the cash offshore permanently unless […]

Former Rep. Asa Hutchinson discusses the findings and recommendations of the National School Shield Program in Washington

Arkansas governor rejects bill after pressure over gay discrimination

By Steve Barnes LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (Reuters) – Republican Arkansas Governor Asa Hutchinson on Wednesday rejected a religion bill he had said he would sign into law, reversing course after a firestorm of criticism assailing such legislation as discriminating against gays and lesbians. In a news conference at the Capitol in Little Rock, Hutchinson said […]

Man stands near national flags of U.S. and Cuba on balcony of a hotel being used by first U.S. congressional delegation to Cuba since change of policy announced by U.S. President Obama, in Havana

Poll finds rising exile support for Obama’s Cuba policy

(Reuters) – A poll of Cuban-Americans shows support for the White House's new Cuba policy has risen in the three months since it was announced, with 51 percent now in favor of closer engagement with Cuba, up from 44 percent in December. The poll by consulting firm Bendixen & Amandi International, and released in New […]

How Conservatives Hijacked Religious Freedom

01 April 2015

Amanda Marcotte, TPMThere’s been an amazing backlash against the new law in Indiana, signed by Gov. Mike Pence, that appears to give business owners broad rights to discriminate against LGBT people by citing “religious freedom.” The backlash is so rampant that Pence has already started dodging and weaving and pretending that this bill has nothing […]

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Iran Nuclear Talks to Stretch Into Thursday

01 April 2015

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry will remain in Switzerland until at least Thursday morning to continue talks on Iran’s nuclear program. Full News here – WSJ.com: Politics And Policy

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A World Remade by Fracking

01 April 2015

Holman Jenkins, Wall Street JournalIf not for fracking, oil would probably be $ 200 a barrel and gasoline $ 6.50 in the U.S.Western economies would likely be in free fall. The grudging U.S. recovery would be in retreat. The modest and possibly illusory green shoots seen in Europe, largely a function of cheap oil and […]

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The Fallacy of Right-to-Work

01 April 2015

Wisconsin just recently became the 25th state to succumb to the fallacy of right-to-work (RTW), as Governor Scott Walker has been bitten by the presidential bug. No phrase, however, is more misbegotten in our political lexicon than right-to-work. There simply is no such right. The only remotely connected right is to seek a job on […]

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Supporters of the presidential candidate Muhammadu Buhari and his All Progressive Congress party celebrate in Kano

In Nigeria, ‘Buharism’ will need to modernize fast

01 April 2015

By Ed Cropley NALYSISABUJA (Reuters) – As Muhammadu Buhari sat in front of the TV watching his election victory unfold, Nigeria's future president took care to be photographed beside a Muslim elder and a bishop, a choreographed statement of unity in a religiously mixed nation. More importantly for investors, over the left shoulder of the […]

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America’s Academies for Jihad

01 April 2015

Ayaan Hirsi Ali, Wall Street JournalLess than a year after I moved to the United States in 2006, I was asked to speak at the University of Pittsburgh. Among those who objected to my appearance was a local imam, Fouad El Bayly, of the Johnstown Islamic Center. Mr. Bayly was born in Egypt but has […]

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Cruz Jumps Into Top Tier of GOP Field

01 April 2015

A new Public Policy Polling survey finds Sen. Ted Cruz’s support nationally has jumped from 5% to 16% in just over a month. Scott Walker continues to lead the field with 20%, followed by Jeb Bush at 17%, Cruz at 16%, Ben Carson and Rand Paul at 10%, Marco Rubio and Mike Huckabee at 6%, […]

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Trucking and Rail Industries Turn State Troopers Into Unwitting Lobbyists

01 April 2015

A proposal to allow bigger trucks on highways, which could be costly to railroads, has put law enforcement officers at the forefront of a safety debate. Full News here – NYT > Politics

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Tell Me How This Ends Well

01 April 2015

Thomas Friedman, New York TimesHONG KONG — I’ve been in China for the last week. It’s always instructive to see how the world looks from the Middle Kingdom. Sometimes the best insights come from just reading the local papers. On March 25, The China Daily published an essay detailing how “Beijing authorities” had “launched inspection […]

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Indiana’s “Anti-Gay” Law That Wasn’t

01 April 2015

James Antle, The Daily CallerYou’ve probably heard by now about Indiana’s horrible new anti-gay law.That would be the one signed by Republican Gov. Mike Pence, allowing religious people to exempt themselves from any generally applicable law they feel like and permitting businesses to discriminate against gays.No shoes, no shirt, no heterosexuality, no service. Full News […]

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