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A new approach to abortion polling? – AEI – American Enterprise Institute: Freedom, Opportunity, Enterprise

This week marks the 45th anniversary of the Roe v. Wade decision on abortion. Many pollsters have marked the occasion by updating familiar questions on the issue. Tresa Undem, a student of public opinion on the subject and a principal in the West Coast communications/research …

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How the Every Student Succeeds Act can help revamp high school technical education – AEI – American Enterprise Institute: Freedom, Opportunity, Enterprise

One of the most interesting possibilities of the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) is its potential to influence high school-level career and technical education (CTE) programming. This relatively new federal law caused states to create new education accountability systems; it essentially compelled state governments to …

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Trump’s second year is a tough road ahead – AEI – American Enterprise Institute: Freedom, Opportunity, Enterprise

As we approach, gingerly, the first anniversary of Donald Trump’s inauguration as president, none of the disasters feared by critics has come to pass. The economy has turned at least mildly upward rather than plummet to depression, the executive branch has obeyed court orders and …

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The astonishingly weak antitrust case against Facebook, Google, and Amazon – AEI – American Enterprise Institute: Freedom, Opportunity, Enterprise

Amazon has released its first-cut finalists for its HQ2 — sorry, Anchorage — and if some activists have their way, there might one day also be an HQ3, HQ4, and HQ5 for all sorts of mini-Amazons. Slicing and dicing America’s tech giants into separate pieces …

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German defenses: taking a back seat – AEI – American Enterprise Institute: Freedom, Opportunity, Enterprise

With the UK’s decision to leave the European Union and with two successive American administrations showing little taste for prioritizing transatlantic relations, Europeans have talked quite a bit about how now is the time for the EU to get its act together on the defense …

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Time for the US military to get its swagger back – AEI – American Enterprise Institute: Freedom, Opportunity, Enterprise

While the Pentagon’s new strategy is being released in 2018, it is more like the year 2000 on Capitol Hill with members itching for the maverick spirit of then-presidential candidate John McCain’s campaign bus, the Straight Talk Express. The substance of the document is classified …

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Challenges mount for tribal patent immunity play – AEI – American Enterprise Institute: Freedom, Opportunity, Enterprise

The Patent Trial and Appeals Board (PTAB) ended 2017 with a bang, issuing a decision that may imperil the recent innovative, controversial strategy by some patent holders to shield their assets from collateral attack by assigning them to Native American tribes. United States Patent and …

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The F-35: How Taiwan could really push back against China – AEI – American Enterprise Institute: Freedom, Opportunity, Enterprise

For the first time, an American National Security Strategy (NSS) explicitly mentions Taiwan. The NSS includes a commitment to “maintain our strong ties with Taiwan in accordance with our ‘One China’ policy, including our commitments under the Taiwan Relations Act to provide for Taiwan’s legitimate …

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Republicans are shooting themselves in the foot with the Cadillac tax – AEI – American Enterprise Institute: Freedom, Opportunity, Enterprise

Congressional Republicans are hoping to pass a temporary funding bill that would keep the government open until mid-February, thus allowing negotiations to continue on immigration and other matters. To attract more support for the stop-gap bill, Republican leaders have proposed combining it with other unrelated and more popular provisions, …

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There Is “Little Doubt” About the Promised Bounty of Genetically Modified Crops – AEI – American Enterprise Institute: Freedom, Opportunity, Enterprise

Key Points  The US has allowed genetically modified (GM) technologies to be used since 1996, while the European Union has banned their use. Over 90 percent of US corn and soybean acreage is planted to a GM variety. US corn and soybean crop yields have …

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