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Why America's staggering wealth disparity is an economic problem -- not just a moral one.
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Why putting more military veterans on Capitol Hill won't end Washington's rampant partisanship.
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Why Turkey's nasty Gulen-Erdogan fight is making for some strange bedfellows.
5 reasons U.S. lawmakers need to get on board with mega-regional free trade deals.
Reflections on the flawed-but-unmatched legacy of Israel's Ariel Sharon.
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Why the Obama administration should ignore recommendations from the panel it established to review NSA surveillance.
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