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Age of Ambition: Chasing Fortune, Truth, and Faith in the New China. Evan Osnos wrote an engaging and insightful book on today’s China. In his words, the book “is an account of the collision of two forces: aspiration and authoritarianism.” 562 more words

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PBS: Video: NewsHour: David Brooks & Ruth Marcus on Police Power in Ferguson

This post was originally posted at The New Democrat on Blogger

Liberals and Libertarians coming together on Ferguson and its militarization of police. Something where we should definitely be able to agree especially for a town that is as small as Ferguson, Missouri and is a suburb of St. 57 more words

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PBS: Video: NewsHour: David Brooks & Ruth Marcus on Police Power in Ferguson


This post was originally posted at The New Democrat on Blogger

Liberals and Libertarians coming together on Ferguson and its militarization of police. Something where we should definitely be able to agree especially for a town that is as small as Ferguson, Missouri and is a suburb of St. 57 more words

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New York Times Columnist Line of the Day

If you frequent this here premier “web log,” there’s a good chance you may once or twice have read the New York Times op-ed page. You might even recognize the names of the columnists, who every day spout the most conventionally wise of the conventional wisdom. 105 more words

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PBS: Video: NewsHour: Shields & Brooks on Iraq, Richard Nixon's Legacy

This post was originally posted at The New Democrat on Blogger

What choice does President Obama have, but defend Americans who are still in Iraq? That is what the airstrikes are about defending our personal that is still in there. 158 more words

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PBS: Video: NewsHour: Shields & Brooks on Iraq, Richard Nixon's Legacy

This post was originally posted at The New Democrat on Blogger

What choice does President Obama have, but defend Americans who are still in Iraq? That is what the airstrikes are about defending our personal that is still in there. 157 more words

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The Character Factory - hooray for David Brooks

The problem is that policies that ignore character and behavior have produced disappointing results. Social research over the last decade or so has reinforced the point that would have been self-evident in any other era — that if you can’t help people become more resilient, conscientious or prudent, then all the cash transfers in the world will not produce permanent benefits.

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