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Republican nominee Donald Trump was recently invited to a fundraising event organized by a conservative group of Hindu Americans, the Republican Hindu Coalition. A poster from the event, which describes...

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Global policymakers will soon consider a policy of requiring that only reduced-nicotine cigarettes can be manufactured or sold. This may sound good, but as someone who has studied tobacco for decades,...

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Over the last 40 years, hundreds of millions of people in China have escaped poverty as this enormous nation urbanized and became a manufacturing powerhouse fueled by cheap coal and cheap labor. But this...

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About 17 million adults and more than 850,000 adolescents had some problems with alcohol in the United States in 2012. Long-term alcohol misuse could harm your liver, stomach, cardiovascular system and...

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As the new NBA season begins, the Golden State Warriors find themselves in an unfamiliar role: villain. After the Warriors drafted Stephen Curry from unheralded Davidson College in 2009, fans across...

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If there’s one thing that nearly all economists agree on, it’s that getting rid of trade restrictions is generally good for a country’s economy. Doing so leads to a higher national income, faster...

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Just look at a map of Remote Oceania – the region of the Pacific that contains Hawaii, New Zealand, Samoa, French Polynesia and Micronesia – and it’s hard not to wonder how people originally settled...

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Enron. Worldcom. The Madoff scandal. The mortgage meltdown. Now Wells Fargo. High-profile corporate frauds like these all seem to follow the same pattern. First the misconduct is discovered, and then...

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The cost of academic journals has increased steeply over the past few decades and continues to climb. Academic libraries, already caught in an economic squeeze, are finding it difficult to acquire new...

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Seasonal influenza is a major global health concern. Worldwide, annual influenza epidemics result in three to five million cases of severe illness, and about 250,000 to 500,000 deaths. In industrialized...