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David Heineman and Mike Beebe: He Made Politics a Knockdown Brawl. (Hint: It Wasn’t Trump)

News / News September 24, 2018

Contrary to the cries of ‘It’s never been worse,’ politics has always been personal, passionate and contentious

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John Richter: When Fried Pickles Lead to Better Policymaking

News / News September 24, 2018

American Congressional Exchange program helps lawmakers build personal and working relationships

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Election 2018: How easy it is to vote in your state?

Democracy / News September 21, 2018

Long lines at the polls can undermine the voting experience, even to the point of discouraging people from voting,” starts a recent report from the Bipartisan Policy Center.

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Byron L. Dorgan: Carbon Dioxide Isn’t Just a Problem. It’s a Lucrative Product

Energy / News September 18, 2018

America needs to invest in the next big thing — direct air capture and storage

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Why 9/11 isn’t a national holiday, and why it’s likely to stay that way

News / News September 12, 2018

While Congress has designated Sept. 11 as a day of observance known, officially, as Patriot Day, the date most Americans know as 9/11 has not joined the ranks of official holidays such as Memorial Day or Veterans Day.

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James Lockhart: A decade after the financial crisis, mortgage market still needs fixes

News / News September 12, 2018

There is no excuse for the continued massive government involvement in housing finance. As we did 10 years ago, the Federal Housing Finance Agency must work with Congress and the administration to reform the mortgage market.

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Congress Can Rein in America’s Forever Wars, It Just Won’t

National Security / News September 12, 2018

Seventeen years after Congress told George W Bush to go after the 9/11 attackers, the military is using that authorisation to fight battles all over the world.

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Bipartisan Policy Center Honors 9/11 Commission Co-Chairs

News / News September 12, 2018

The Bipartisan Policy Center honored former Gov. Thomas Kean (R-NJ) and former Rep. Lee Hamilton (D-IN) for their work as co-chairs of the 9/11 Commission.

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