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17 Democrats Ran for President in 1976. Can Today’s GOP Learn Anything From What Happened?

With 17 candidates in the race to become the Republican presidential nominee, many have mused that the contest looks more like a Ringling Br


Tencent Gives its Two Cents on World War III

Tencent, one of China's Internet commerce giants, released a chest pumping (but visually accurate) CGI video of a victorious PLA in time for


Can This Man Save the Public University?

On the morning of June 3, Senator Lamar Alexander walks into an ornate meeting room in the Dirksen Senate Office Building and gavels open a


Opinion: Liberals Push to Correct Inequality — Just Not If It Involves Opening Up Our Neighborhood Schools

Like most American liberals, I’m hoping that income inequality and social immobility will be major themes driving the United States’ politic


Can Humanitarian Intervention Be Saved From Its Friends?

President Barack Obama has now used force or supported others’ use of force for humanitarian purposes more times than George W. Bush or Bill


what you think you know about fixing American politics might be wrong

Mark Schmitt says that when it comes to political reform, we shouldn't dismiss the skeptics' ideas.


The Case for a Cyber Red Cross

But these national groups must collaborate to address cyber threats whose effects spill across international borders, William Harvey, lead f


MLK, Civil Rights and The Fierce Urgency of Now

According to Zelizer, the Selma film is “really exceptional in capturing the bravery and the courage of the movement, showing how the moveme


What history teaches us about tackling corruption

Just how do we proceed? Wedel suggested that the only way to truly restore public trust is to bring more “outsiders” back into the political


Social Innovation: A Bi-Partisan Bright Spot

Making government payments contingent on measurable results is part of a larger push for evidenced based policy-making. Outside of governmen


Stop Pretending Nothing Happens in August

Andrés Martinez wrote for Zocalo Public Square about the historical significance of August.