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February 3, 2019

United States
The Iowa Caucuses Are Exactly One Year Away

In case you haven’t been counting, the Iowa presidential caucuses are now exactly one year away. Seven Democrats—Cory Booker, Julián Castro, John Delaney, Tulsi Gabbard, Kamala Harris, Marianne Willi…

The Iowa Caucuses Are Exactly One Year Away

June 30, 2015

Elections and Voting
Campaign 2016: Bobby Jindal, GOP Presidential Candidate

The state of Louisiana has produced more than its share of great athletes, authors, chefs, and musicians. But it has never produced a U.S. president. Current Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal hopes to …

Republican presidential candidate and Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal formally announces his campaign for the 2016 Republican presidential nomination in Kenner, Louisiana June 24, 2015.

April 20, 2012

Education
Policy Initiative Spotlight: Louisiana’s Educational Overhaul

Today's "Policy Initiative Spotlight" focuses on the sweeping education reforms taking place in the state of Louisiana, which is fast becoming a kind of national laboratory for proponents of choice-b…

Teacher Darcy McKinnon teaches math to her seventh grade class at Samuel J. Green Charter School in New Orleans February 22, 2006.(Lee Celano/Courtesy Reuters)

September 11, 2012

Health
Question of the Week: Slactivism

Can YouTube and shoes promote development and reduce poverty? Question of the Week posts review important questions and controversies in global development by providing background information and l…

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December 15, 2015

Global
Ten Most Significant World Events in 2015

Every year has its share of significant events. Two thousand fifteen is no exception. Here is my list of the ten most significant events of the year. You may want to read what follows closely. Severa…

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November 20, 2015

Elections and Voting
Campaign 2016 Foreign Policy Roundup: Reactions to the Paris Attacks

The horrifying terrorist attacks in Paris last Friday have pushed foreign policy to the forefront of the campaign debate—at least for now. Republicans and Democrats split on the wisdom of accepting S…

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October 16, 2015

Elections and Voting
Campaign 2016 Weekly Foreign Policy Roundup: Afghanistan, the Democratic Debate, and Syria

A bit of bipartisanship blossomed this week when Republican presidential candidates voiced support for President Obama’s plan to keep nearly 10,000 U.S. troops in Afghanistan through the end of 2016…

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August 24, 2015

Elections and Voting
Campaign 2016: Jim Gilmore, GOP Presidential Candidate

The state of Virginia fashions itself as the “Birthplace of Presidents.” Eight American presidents, and four of the first five, were born in Virginia. But the Commonwealth has been suffering a dry sp…

Former Governor Jim Gilmore of Virginia speaking at the 2014 Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) in National Harbor, Maryland.

August 21, 2015

Elections and Voting
Campaign 2016: John Kasich, GOP Presidential Candidate

Ohio holds the title of “Mother of Presidents.” Eight of them were born, raised, or lived in Ohio at the time of their election. But the last president to hail from Ohio was Warren G. Harding, who wa…

hio Governor John Kasich formally announces his campaign for the 2016 Republican presidential nomination during a kickoff rally in Columbus, Ohio July 21, 2015.

June 19, 2015

What’s Worth Reading This Summer?

CFR.org editor Bob McMahon and I sat down yesterday to record the annual summer reading episode of CFR’s “The World Next Week” podcast. Our good friend and colleague, Janine Davidson, joined us for t…

People check books at a new mobile library for beach visitors initiated by the Tel Aviv municipality on the shore of the Mediterranean Sea in Tel Aviv July 9, 2013.