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NEW RESEARCH PAPER: The Strategic Case for Refugee Resettlement

by Professor Idean Salehyan

Professor of Political Science, University of North Texas

Adjunct Fellow, Niskanen Center


The Trump administration has dramatically reduced the number of refugees resettled to the United States. 300 more words

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A Response to Nancy MacLean

I have honestly tried as hard as possible to maintain my equilibrium and good nature when engaging with Professor Nancy MacLean around the subject of her book, Democracy in Chains. 1,107 more words

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You Can’t Understand Big Tech Without Understanding Network Effects. Here’s a Road Map.

Platforms are unique businesses — their purpose is more often to bring customers together to interact or make exchanges with each other than it is to sell something directly to the customers. 1,028 more words

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How the Tea Party Paved the Way for Donald Trump

The Tea Party that arose in 2009 seemed initially focused on bailouts, health care, and taxes. But new research suggests that concerns about cultural change and distrust of distant elites, the same themes that drove Trump supporters, were also central to the Tea Party—not just in the electorate but among activists and even for aligned Members of Congress. 138 more words

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How Iran Solved Its Kidney Shortage, And We Can Too

The U.S has a major shortage of kidneys for transplants. In 2015, there were over 121,000 people with End Stage Renal Disease (ESRD) on the kidney transplant list. 714 more words

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Let’s Bring Health Into the Climate Policy Debate

The Trump administration is continuing its overhaul of federal pollution restrictions by rolling back Obama-era strictures on coal-burning power plants. The EPA’s proposed Affordable Clean Energy Rule (ACE) 1,276 more words

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What You Need to Know About the Proposed Rule on Family Detention

Last Friday, the departments of Homeland Security (DHS) and Health and Human Services (HHS) officially published a proposed regulation altering the way immigration authorities detain families and children who enter the United States without legal status—like asylum seekers. 1,586 more words

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