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Ahead of sham elections, Maduro favors Cuban allies over suffering Venezuelans – AEI – American Enterprise Institute: Freedom, Opportunity, Enterprise

Reuters reports that the Maduro regime in Venezuela has found another way to squander the nation’s assets — by purchasing foreign oil to ship directly to Cuba. According to internal documents from the state-run oil firm PDVSA, crisis-ridden Venezuela has purchased nearly $440 million worth …

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Another setback for India’s Congress Party – AEI – American Enterprise Institute: Freedom, Opportunity, Enterprise

Election results in the southern Indian state of Karnataka have reopened a long-standing question in Indian politics: Is the Nehru-Gandhi dynasty that has dominated the country for most of its post-independence history in terminal decline? When I raised this question nearly four years ago in …

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The Femsplainers Ep. 2: Tina Brown’s Vanity Fair diaries – AEI – American Enterprise Institute: Freedom, Opportunity, Enterprise

Tina Brown joins this episode of The Femsplainers. The legendary editor dishes on legends—and how she managed it all. Continue Reading....

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If anybody is ‘losing’ on trade, it’s China. We got $505B of its goods and only gave up $130B = a $375B ‘goods surplus’ – AEI – American Enterprise Institute: Freedom, Opportunity, Enterprise

We keep hearing from Trump how the United States is losing billions of dollars on trade, especially with China. And he continues to make the false claim that the “United States has been losing $500 billion a year on trade with China.” Fortunately, some media …

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Universal basic income would undermine the success of our safety net – AEI – American Enterprise Institute: Freedom, Opportunity, Enterprise

The American safety net is not perfect – not by a long shot – but it does a good job of ensuring that low-income Americans have enough support to meet their basic needs. The data are clear about that: Consumption poverty, which measures the wellbeing …

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A guide to grilling the president’s judicial nominees – AEI – American Enterprise Institute: Freedom, Opportunity, Enterprise

Two of President Donald Trump’s judicial nominees have refused to tell senators whether the Supreme Court acted correctly in Brown v. Board of Education, the landmark 1954 decision holding school segregation unconstitutional. For the more paranoid elements of the left, the fact that Wendy Vitter …

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Don’t fall for employers’ whining about a ‘skills gap’ – AEI – American Enterprise Institute: Freedom, Opportunity, Enterprise

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Kathua case: How should Hindus respond to a terrible crime? | In 60 Seconds – Banter #315: Mackenzie Eaglen on the 2019 defense budget and the National Defense Strategy – AEI

  In January, six men allegedly drugged and raped a young Muslim girl, holding her captive and eventually murdering her. This has created a divide in India’s majority Hindu community. While many people condemned the awful crime, a small but vocal minority argued that the …

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In Brief: Defense Budget Peaks in 2019, Underfunding the National Defense Strategy – Banter #315: Mackenzie Eaglen on the 2019 defense budget and the National Defense Strategy – AEI

Download the printable one-pager. AEI’s newest research paper delves into President Donald Trump’s second defense budget, the first to include five- and 10-year outlooks for defense spending. Despite claims that this was a banner year for defense, the conclusions from the budgetary documents are often …

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Banter #315: Mackenzie Eaglen on the 2019 defense budget and the National Defense Strategy – Banter #315: Mackenzie Eaglen on the 2019 defense budget and the National Defense Strategy – AEI

This week on Banter, AEI Resident Fellow at the Marilyn Ware Center for Security Studies Mackenzie Eaglen joined the show to discuss her latest white paper “Defense Budget Peaks in 2019, Underfunding the National Defense Strategy,” which analyzes President Trump’s second defense budget. She argues …

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