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The State of Education Reform

by Chester E. Finn Jr.via Defining Ideas
Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Though amazing progress has been over the past three decades, we need to do more. 


2014 Triskaidekaphobia

by Bill Whalenvia A Day At The Races
Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Ok, so that’s a mighty big word stating at you in the headline.

Featured Commentary

To Govern Is To Choose: We Are Making Poor Choices On Research Funding

by Henry I. Millervia Forbes
Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Congress and the scientific community need to review and revise the nation’s research priorities. We are wasting money on trivial or poorly-conceived projects while life-threatening illnesses are shortchanged.

John Kerry
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John Kerry Fails to Hold Hamas Accountable

by Peter Berkowitzvia Real Clear Politics
Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Rewarding vicious conduct is a sure-fire method of generating more of it. And wrongly blaming an ally for provoking young men and women to join your brutal adversary is an excellent recipe for harming friends and strengthening enemies. Yet in the struggle against Islamic extremism, the Obama administration has adopted both of these profoundly counterproductive tactics.

The Provinces

Xi Jinping’s Inner Circle—Part 3: Political Protégés from the Provinces

by Cheng Livia China Leadership Monitor
Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Throughout the reform area, top Chinese leaders have usually risen to their positions after gaining substantial experience as provincial-level leaders. 

Great Wall of China
Party Affairs

What They Did on Their Summer Vacation

by Alice L. Millervia China Leadership Monitor
Tuesday, October 21, 2014

As some members of the Xi Jinping leadership retreated to the seaside summer resort at Beidaihe, several events and trends converged in anticipation of a Central Committee plenum later this fall.  

Democrat's Donkey

Time To Start Thinking Democratic Shake-up?

by Bill Whalenvia A Day At The Races
Tuesday, October 21, 2014

With two week to go until Election Day, it may be premature to start tap-dancing on a grave. That said, there’s the question of what the Democrats’ next move (or moves) should be if the November vote doesn’t go their way.

US-Iran Relations

Some Implications of President Obama’s Plans to Sidestep Congress on Iranian Sanctions

by Jack Goldsmithvia Lawfare
Tuesday, October 21, 2014

David Sanger recently reported that the Executive branch thinks it can suspend “the vast majority” of congressional sanctions unilaterally if it reaches a deal with Iran to forestall that nation’s nuclear weapons program. 

Chainlink fence with an american flag.
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There's A Better Way To Do Immigration Reform

by Timothy Kanevia Los Angeles Times
Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Immigration is the definitive wedge issue in American politics, but it doesn't have to be. When the Senate's Border Security, Economic Opportunity and Immigration Modernization Act failed to pass the House this year, it was the third such failure of comprehensive reform in a decade.

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It’s All in the Execution: Struggling with the Reform Agenda

by Barry Naughtonvia China Leadership Monitor
Tuesday, October 21, 2014

China’s authoritative leadership small groups have met and struggled to define priorities within China’s broad reform agenda.