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Obama’s Haunting Legacy

A two-term presidency spent on running away from Black America.

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Vietnam: On the Futility of US Invasions

Why on earth did the US invade Vietnam half a century ago? Have the lessons finally been learned?

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Hillary Clinton’s Arduous Road to the White House in 2016

The Democratic Party’s likely 2016 presidential nominee faces many challenges.

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The Unmaking of American Foreign Policy

The American presidency has a long history of appropriating foreign policy powers from Congress.

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Five Big Challenges for the U.S. Economy

Prospects for U.S. jobs and wage gains are dimming.

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Being Old in 2040 Will Be No Fun

Current trends in demographics and national budgets will leave the elderly of the future in dire straits.

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The Yemen-Benghazi Connection: Politics Before People

When Republicans use American deaths in terrorist attacks as a political weapon.

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Who Bosses Whom? Israel Vs. the United States

The problem today is that the United States has too much influence on Israel, not the other way around.

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Can the United States Close the International Wage Gap?

A generational effort is required to restore growth in U.S. wages.

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The United States’ Technological Future: An Endless Frontier?

Despite the historical US lead in world research spending, future trends are not positive.

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