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Since FDR, a president’s first 100 days offer an important – if arbitrary – measure for evaluating success. While it is unlikely any executive will again match the productivity of Roosevelt, most...

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The federal government is currently being funded by a continuing resolution that expires on April 28, 2017 – which also happens to be the 99th day of Donald Trump’s presidency. If Congress fails...

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For years now, the death penalty’s days have seemed numbered. Death sentences and executions are in decline. And some current Supreme Court justices have been pushing the court to revisit the constitutionality...

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When the French presidential elections begin on April 23, the world will be watching closely. Polls are tightening up, but Marine Le Pen, of the far-right National Front (FN) Party, seems likely to get...

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In the U.S. today, a single immigration case takes an average of 677 days simply to get to the initial scheduling hearing. There are more than half a million cases in the system, and just over 300 judges...

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As France goes to the polls to elect a new president, observers are wondering if the vote will follow a populist trend that led to Brexit and the election of Donald Trump. Here are a few important things...

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Although the Venezuelan government has become increasingly authoritarian since the early 2000s, last week was the first time it openly attacked democracy. On March 29, the Venezuelan Supreme Court, controlled...

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Last November, Maine voters approved, by a slim majority, a ballot initiative to adopt a voting system called “instant runoff.” This system has been proposed as an alternative to our traditional...

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Much attention has been focused recently on President Trump’s “new” foreign policy. This policy change is symbolized by the U.S. missile attack on Syria’s Shayrat airfield, which followed Syrian...

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In 2016, Somalia was declared the most fragile state in the world – worse off than Syria. In February 2017, the United Nations issued an early famine warning for the country, which is suffering from...