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Countering the Threat of Legalized Marijuana: A Blueprint for Federal, Community, and Private Action

David W. Murray et al.

America is at risk of hobbling a generation, who will face a future of increased failure, despair, and loss of capacity....

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Fake News, Exposed

Lee Smith

Obama's "echo chamber" lives on and the media are still buying....

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To Get High Growth, America Must Overcome Its Potential Labor Problem

Irwin M. Stelzer

The American economy has taken the shape of an iceberg. The visible part glistens in the reflected sunlight of Donald Trump. Beneath the surface lurks...

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Trump Isn't Sounding Like a Russian Mole

Walter Russell Mead

Trump’s core global strategy is intended to destroy any illusions in Moscow that Russia is a peer competitor of Washington’s....

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Mexican Foreign Minister: We Do Not Accept Trump Refugee Plan

Walter Russell Mead

Mexican FM suggests Mexico may not accept expelled illegal immigrants, bringing to the fore old divisions over the nature of the border....

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A Case for Caution

Irwin M. Stelzer

Think twice before throwing out the fiduciary rule....

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The Left's Blatant Hypocrisy on Russia and Iran

Rebeccah L. Heinrichs

Obama obsequiously courted the Russians, but only Trump is called a traitor....

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Decoding the Zimmermann Telegram, 100 Years Later

Arthur Herman

Trump should learn from Woodrow Wilson: Staying aloof from world affairs can’t keep America safe....

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How Congress Can Boost Haley at the U.N.

Ron Prosor

Withhold U.S. funds until the international body lives up to its ideals—and ours....

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How to Stop China in the South China Sea

Arthur Herman

All eyes on Taiwan, America’s 'unsinkable aircraft carrier'...

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The Death Of The Washington Metro

Harry Zieve Cohen

Ridership is down, and there are reasons to believe it may never recover....

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The Five Worst Things about Obamacare

Jeffrey H. Anderson

The fate of Obamacare is inexorably tied to the fate of America’s founding principles....

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Wayne Barrett, Donald Trump, and the Death of the American Press

Lee Smith

The American press’ new paradigm: not journalism, but information operation....

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Retirement Challenges Are Worse Than People Thought

Walter Russell Mead

Our elites don’t feel a sense of urgency about entirely predictable problems that threaten to devastate the middle class....

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Secretos del Potomac

Jaime Daremblum

Un vendaval noticioso ha sacudido los oscuros rincones de las agencias de espionaje de Estados Unidos. El jueves, la prensa en Washington dio a conoce...

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The Pro-Consumer Agenda at the FCC

Harold Furchtgott-​Roth

The American consumer wants a free and open Internet. That is precisely why FCC Chairman Ajit Pai is reviewing rules that put bureaucrats, not ...

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Can Iran Hold Together Long Term?

Walter Russell Mead

Many multi-ethnic states have broken down over the past 150 years, and Iran risks going the same way....

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"Wir müssen wissen, wer in diesem Land lebt“

Peter Rough

Amerika ist zunächst einmal ein Rechtsstaat. Es gibt diverse Möglichkeiten, in dieses Land zu reisen und hier zu leben. ...

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Getting a Feel for Trump's Trade Game

Irwin M. Stelzer

Donald Trump says he is for free trade. But it has to be fair trade....

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The Fight Pakistan Must Wage Within

Husain Haqqani

Attacks like the one in Sehwan show how its tolerance for terror groups undermines the country...

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104 Billion Reasons to Confront Obamacare's Hidden Spending

Jeffrey H. Anderson

With Obamacare unraveling in almost all ways, it's time to unravel the phony accounting practices that have allowed it to hide some $104 billion in fe...

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Another European Greece Failure

Walter Russell Mead

The policy paralysis that has crippled the European Union's response to the Greek calamity best demonstrates the EU's own dead end...

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The Echo Chamber Strikes Back

Lee Smith

The question of who leaked the story of Flynn’s conversation with the Russian ambassador and for what purpose is hardly insignificant....

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Israel Welcomes the Return of the U.S. Superpower Under Donald Trump

Ron Prosor

The meeting between President Trump and Prime Minister Netanyahu was full of promising signs for Israel and the Middle East....

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Trump Racing Obamacare Ticking Time Bomb

Jeffrey H. Anderson

ACA's 'unbalanced risk pool' scares away Humana, highlights danger of delayed or partial repeal...

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Can Trump and Putin, Despite Uproar, Still Make a Deal?

Richard Weitz

Reports of Russian influence in the highest levels of US government could speed a deal for Trump and Putin...

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GOP Goes After Tenure

Walter Russell Mead

Comprehensively reforming public higher education systems is more important than attacking tenured radicals running indoctrination shop classrooms....

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US Gains Favor in Russian Media, Polls

Hannah Thoburn

Favorable reporting of President Trump by the Kremlin-controlled media has sparked gains in US popularity in Russia for now....

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What Would Happen to People Under an Obamacare Alternative?

Jeffrey H. Anderson

There has been a lot of speculation about what will happen to various people if Obamacare is repealed and replaced with a conservative alternative. ...

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Hecatombe Siria

Jaime Daremblum

Hay un capítulo que sobrepasa cualquier asesinato masivo registrado en la presente guerra....

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A Step Toward Mideast Peace: Tell the Truth

Max Singer

Netanyahu’s Washington visit is an opportunity to debunk pernicious falsehoods about Israel....

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Why We Can’t Have Nice Things, Healthcare Edition

Walter Russell Mead

The party that owns the status quo owns a wretched mess that it cannot actually fix....

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What Flynn's Resignation Really Means

Walter Russell Mead

Flynn's resignation tells us less about insidious Russian schemes than the Trump Administration’s flawed assumptions about Russia....

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The Principles Behind and Main Points of the Executive Order

Rebeccah L. Heinrichs

The 9th Circuit Court of Appeals rejected President Trump’s executive order pausing refugee travel, but understanding its purpose is still useful....

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NYT Ignores Obvious Fix For Subway Delays

Harry Zieve Cohen

To admit the problem, the Times would have to say unpleasant things about public sector unions....

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Repeal/Replace or Reform of Obamacare

Tevi Troy

Tevi Troy, author of Shall We Wake The President, on Repeal/Replace or reform of the ACA—what Washington and the GOP is doing on health care....

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Trump's Travel Ban Addressed Real Problems

Lee Smith

Now we need a debate on how to get it right....

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The Method in Trump's Tumult

Christopher DeMuth

A raucous cabinet can be an asset. Some of the best presidents, including Washington, wielded disagreement as a tool....

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Trump Derangement Syndrome Comes to the Markets

Irwin M. Stelzer

A spectre is haunting America, the spectre of TDS. That is the acronym for the plague that is afflicting half of our adult population, more than half ...

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We Don't Have the Tools to Measure the New Economy

Walter Russell Mead

Our measures of economic growth and wealth may not fully account for the improvements taking place in our lives....

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US vs. China: First Round to Trump

Walter Russell Mead

Trump Derangement Syndrome obscures a small reality: in the first round of exchanges between Trump and Xi, it is advantage Trump....

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A Guide to the Fleet the United States Needs

Bryan Clark & Bryan McGrath

Unless America competes effectively and deters aggression by adversaries, it risks undermining its alliances and the way of life Americans expect...

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Impossible Dream

Lee Smith

Trump won't be able to talk Putin out of his ­alliance with Iran....

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A Política Externa de Donald Trump

Harry Zieve Cohen

A aparente falta de lógica da política externa de Donald Trump é só aparente, dizem alguns especialistas. O plano, posto em prática com rapidez desde ...

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Trump Macht Ernst

Peter Rough

Ist dieser Präsident zu stoppen?...

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Poll: Americans Prefer Lower Costs to Obamacare Provisions

Jeffrey H. Anderson

Commonsense healthcare reform would balance popular protections against premium hikes...

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People Power Rise Up Against Corruption in Romania

Hannah Thoburn

Massive crowds gathered in cities across Romania to protest official corruption, forcing PM Grindeanu to back off a law that would sanction bribes....

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Telework: The Miracle Cure

Walter Russell Mead

The end of nine-to-five office jobs would produce many social and economic benefits....

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Will Japan Be the U.S.'s New 'Special Relationship'?

Kenneth R. Weinstein & Arthur Herman

Considering Asia’s importance in trade and security, Japan should be key for Trump....

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Bebidas Peligrosas

Jaime Daremblum

Criticar al régimen de Vladimir Putin es una actividad riesgosa en Moscú o en cualquier otra ciudad rusa. De hecho, podría serlo aun fuera de Rusia...

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Poll: Americans Prefer Lower Costs to Obamacare's Preexisting-Conditions Protections

Jeffrey H. Anderson

Americans want preexisting-conditions protections, but not Obamacare’s preexisting-conditions protections if those lead to much higher premiums...

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Russian Dissidents at Risk

David Satter

David Satter on President Trump’s dangerous praise for Vladimir Putin. ...

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Elliott Abrams Doesn't Deserve Attacks From the Right

Ronald Radosh

Abrams is being criticized as a potential No. 2 at State....

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The Risky Business of Commercial Marijuana

David W. Murray et al.

Potential investors should know that legal marijuana remains a practice that several nations have tried and none has found the consequences tolerable...

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The Perils of Delaying Obamacare Repeal

Jeffrey H. Anderson

Postponing ACA action not an inherent betrayal but settling for 'repair' is unacceptable...

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Trump Gives a Boost to Putin's Propaganda

David Satter

The president’s line that the U.S. also has ‘killers’ will be used to justify still more Russian murders....

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How Trump Could Win the Currency War

Brendan Brown

The Trump administration could take the high road in its coming trade confrontations with Beijing, and also more widely with Europe and Japan....

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The Biggest Issues Facing Our Navy And Military Strategy Across The Seas

Bryan McGrath

Bryan McGrath discusses a range of national security issues facing our Navy, including the size of its fleet, the Western Pacific, and technology...

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Ukraine Flares Up: Worst Fighting in Nearly Two Years

Hannah Thoburn

It's been described as a frozen conflict but Ukraine's civil war has suddenly heated up. So why now?...

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The Path to Trump's Success Runs Through Congress

Irwin M. Stelzer

Most presidential honeymoons are characterized by congressional and presidential vows of everlasting cooperation, but the policy cohabitations are soo...

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Trump's Statement on Settlements Doesn't Mean What You Think

Harry Zieve Cohen

There were lots of ways in which the Obama years weren't good for Bibi, but the hatred of settlements is Washington was politically useful for him....

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The Enigma Machine

Gabriel Schoenfeld

Edward Snowden: spy or useful idiot savant?...

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'Repair' Means Retreat

Jeffrey H. Anderson

Republicans rode their near-unanimous support for repealing Obamacare to big wins in the elections of 2010, 2014, and 2016. Now, having won control of...

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Trump Wants Health 'Insurance for Everybody.' Here's How the GOP Can Make it Happen.

Lanhee J. Chen & Tevi Troy

They can win the health-care fight and reform our system....

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Asia-Pacific Allies On Edge

Lewis Libby

Hudson Institute Senior Vice President Lewis “Scooter” Libby on President Trump's tense phone call with Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull...

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Syrian Refugees Are the New Jews. So Who Are the Nazis?

Lee Smith

Comparing the persecution of Jews to that of Syrian refugees, has become a consensus take. But no one has bothered to identify the murderous culprit....

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Europeans Back Trump's German Grievances

Walter Russell Mead

In taking on the destructive consequences of Germany’s export economy, the Trump Administration has a real point....

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Trump's Australia Imbroglio

Walter Russell Mead

Trump's diplomatic blowup with the Australian Prime Minister is a reminder that the politics of refugees can't be wished away....

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The NYT's Misleading Settlements Coverage

Walter Russell Mead

Whatever one's opinion of the settlements, without the information that the NYT has deep-sixed, it’s actually impossible to know what is going on....

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The Mystery of Russia's 1999 Apartment Bombings Lingers — the CIA Could Clear It Up

David Satter

It obviously has relevant documents. Does it know whether Putin was responsible?...

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Putting Iran on Notice

Lee Smith

If Iran believes that it alone defines the nature of the relationship, this might turn out to be a very dangerous assessment....

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Trump Agita la Casa Blanca

Jaime Daremblum

Donald Trump no cesa de concebir decisiones polémicas. ...

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The US Must Do More for Minority Faiths Facing Genocide Abroad

Nina Shea

The fact that President Trump’s executive order allows the government to prioritize individual claims of religious-based persecution from religious ...

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America's Crisis of Credibility in Asia

Arthur Herman & Lewis Libby

Gen. James Mattis’s first mission as U.S. Secretary of Defense: Fix Obama’s failed pivot to Asia...

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An Obamacare Replacement Should Focus on the Median American

Jeffrey H. Anderson

Part of why Obamacare is so unpopular is that it is neglects the typical American. This provides a huge opportunity for Republicans...

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U.S.-India Ties were Impeded by The Raj

Aparna Pande

The Raj ended in 1947 but its shadow impeded cordiality between the world’s oldest and largest democracies for several decades. ...

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Fixing New York's Airports

Harry Zieve Cohen

Port Authority is the poster boy of bloated blue governance....

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Trump's Travel Ban and the Democrats' Big Con

Arthur Herman

If you are trying to understand what all the hoopla regarding President Trump’s so-called refugee ban is about, you’d better go watch The Sting....

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Should Middle East Religious-Minority Refugees Be Prioritized?

Samuel Tadros

The prioritization of religious minority application is not only justified, but would also correct a current wrong....

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Why Flyover Country is Fated to Lead

Arthur Herman

Robert Kaplan isn’t the only journalist to be seized with a desire to see the America that sent Donald Trump to the White House. ...

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Asia Whole and Free?

Charles Horner

A review of The End of the Asian Century: War, Stagnation, and the Risks to the World’s Most Dynamic Region, by Michael R. Auslin...

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Sessions the Tribune of the American Worker

John Fonte

Nominee for attorney general has upended GOP norms by putting the people first...

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Not A Muslim Ban

Lee Smith

The point of the executive order is not to ban Muslims, but, to review the visa issuance process....

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A Truth-Telling Strategy to Advance Israeli-Palestinian Peace

Max Singer

Washington should move to a truth-telling strategy to dismantle the structure of false views that slander Israel and stand in the way of peace....

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Trump Week One

Jeffrey H. Anderson

Jeffrey Anderson joins host Eric Felten to talk about the unfolding strategy to repeal and replace Obamacare....

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The Refugee Ban and the Holocaust

Walter Russell Mead & Nicholas M. Gallagher

The foreign policy failures of the Obama years are father to Trump’s callous treatment of refugees....

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Trump Takes On the Old Order

Irwin M. Stelzer

Trumponomics and more in his first week on the job....

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The U.S. GMD System Can Shoot Down a North Korean ICBM

Rebeccah L. Heinrichs

Hudson Institute Fellow Rebeccah Heinrichs on the capabilities of the Ground-based Midcourse Defense (GMD) system....

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The Left Has Lost the Working Class

Harry Zieve Cohen

Democrats can no longer claim to represent the people who don't own the means of production....

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Trump's 'America First' Puts Britain 'at the Front of the Line'

Michael Doran & Peter Rough

Donald Trump's meeting with Theresa May reflects a revival of nationalism that could help reinvigorate Europe....

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Egypt & Persecution of Coptic Christians

Samuel Tadros

Egypt's indigenous Christians, the Copts have endured persecution ever since the 7th century. We discuss the most recent church bombing, and the ongoi...

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Smart Republicans Would Address This Now

Walter Russell Mead

Momentum is building, as it should, for policymakers to do more to make saving for retirement easier for more people....

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Ajit Pai Could Bring Consistency Back to the FCC

Harold Furchtgott-​Roth

As chairman, Ajit Pai could limit the FCC to just what is clearly in statute. The agency would still retain vast powers. ...

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Gabbard's Assad Trip--Courtesy of an Anti-Semitic Middle East Organization

Lee Smith

Gabbard calls Khawam, a member of one of the region's most violent, anti-Semitic groups in the Middle East a "peace activist."...

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Post-Mortem on the Woman's March: What Did it Achieve?

Ronald Radosh

'Women's March' Misstep: Radicals Linda Sarsour, Angela Davis Will Scare Supporters...

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