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Obama surrogate #PloughsharesFund $$$ to #NPR #BrookingsInstitution and #JStreet to help sell #IranDeal. Move along, nothing to see here.

ASSOCIATED PRESS
Group that helped sell Iran nuke deal also funded media
by Bradley Klapper
May 20, 2016

A group the White House recently identified as a key surrogate in selling the Iran nuclear deal gave National Public Radio $100,000 last year to help it report on the pact and related issues, according to the group’s annual report. 104 more words

Israel & Middle East

Donald Trump and the authoritarian temptation | Brookings Institution - Shadi Hamid

This article by Shadi Hamid, published by the Brookings Institution (originally published in the Atlantic) is a must read. It argues that Donald Trump has exposed the tension between democracy and… 80 more words

Politics

Feature Friday: Congress gets a None (Repost)

Note: With the victory of Freethought Equality Fund-endorsed candidate Jamie Raskin, it is time to unearth this article from the last time a “none” was elected.  1,007 more words

Secular Politics

Fighting poverty with opportunity

“Poverty is changing, and policy responses must change too,” argues an important recent report published by the right-leaning American Enterprise Institute and the left-leaning Brookings Institution. 663 more words

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The U.S. can’t afford to end its global leadership role | Ivo Daalder and Robert Kagan - Brookings Institution

In this excellent Brookings publication, it is argued that the economic, political, and security strategy that the United States has pursued for more than seven decades is under attack by leading political candidates in both parties. 97 more words

Politics

Tax filing: Is there a better way to do it here in the United States?

Tax filing day has come and gone, and for millions of Americans, it’s another reminder of how complicated and convoluted our current tax collection system is. 624 more words

Economics

The Bipartisan Enemy of the Good

Frontpage, by Caroline Glick, April 5, 2016:

Originally published by the Jerusalem Post.

On March 25, The New York Times published an editorial effectively calling for US President Barack Obama to abandon the US alliance with Egypt. 1,405 more words

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