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Are All Terrorists Crazy?

Each time a terrorist act occurs in the world, the specter of madness looms on the horizon.

On October 22, 2014, Michael Zehaf-Bibeau fatally wounded a soldier on Parliament Hill …


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Are Two Presidents Better Than One?

Does America need more than one president?

The question comes to mind as we watch Barack Obama abandon cooperation in favor of strategies that bypass Republican obstruction on Capitol Hill. Obama’s …


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Could Ebola Kill Global Trade?

“Health consists of having the same diseases as one’s neighbors,” the English writer Quentin Crisp once quipped. He was right: When a disparity occurs, the sense of threat to our …


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Why Walls Don’t Work

The end of the Cold War and the fall of the Berlin Wall in 1989—25 years ago this week—led to the long-awaited development of a “global village” characterized by the …


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Why Don’t Women Rule the World?

This November, nearly 200 women are running for Congress. Most are not going to win, if the past is any guide. Of the 535 representatives and senators currently serving, only …