'Earth Hour' asks people to “make noise to shine a light on the need for climate action.” But they fail realize that abundant, cheap electricity has been the greatest source of human liberation in the 20th century.

Saturday's choice: Earth Hour... or Human Achievement Hour celebrating human progress

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Like any good puppy-parents we’ll take any opportunity we can to show off our fur-babies! Happy #NationalPuppyDay!
Time and again, the charge has been made that presidents have behaved “imperially,” employing authorities that break the bounds of law and the Constitution. Resident Scholar Gary J. Schmitt explores that idea in his new book. Join us live to discuss it!
When was the last time you saw one of these?

The Pentagon still uses them.

Rebuild Our Defenses for the Information Age

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All of us here at AEI renew our thanks to Chris DeMuth for his contributions to our institution.

Chris DeMuth to be awarded 2017 Bradley Prize

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Please join AEI, the Committee for Human Rights in North Korea, and the Yonsei Center for Human Liberty on March 27 — the third anniversary of the United Nations Human Rights Council’s endorsement of the Commission of Inquiry on Human Rights report on North Korea — for an expert update on the human rights situation in North Korea and a discussion of how Washington and its allies in the region...
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North Korea's human rights abuses: Crimes of a belligerent state

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In his new book, “One Nation Undecided: Thinking Clearly About Five Hard Issues That Divide Us” (Princeton University Press, 2017), Peter H. Schuck, the Simeon E. Baldwin Professor of Law Emeritus at Yale University, analyzes five of the hardest public policy issues: poverty, immigration, campaign finance, affirmative action, and religious exemptions from secular social policies. In this...
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One nation undecided: Discussing five hard issues that divide us

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For better or for worse, it's nearly impossible for the ACA’s insurance exchanges to implode to the extent that its detractors have long predicted. To understand why, it is important to understand how the subsidies and regulations in the ACA work.

The little death spiral that couldn't

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"In this, for the moment, the Economic Nationalists have clearly scored a victory." — Claude Barfield

The G20 meeting: Score One for the Economic Nationalists

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This *huge* economic stimulus gets almost no attention. Mark J. Perry looks at the numbers.

We hear about jobs outsourced overseas, but what about the ‘insourced’ jobs we ‘steal' from abroad?

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If you read the Constitution you see the lengths to which the Founders went to limit authority. And brilliantly so. Keeping this in mind, what should the role of government be when it comes to education?

Authority, schools, and America’s system of government

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Last week, the Federal Open Market Committee voted to raise interest rates. Only one member of the committee, Minneapolis Fed President Neel Kashkari, voted against this increase.

5 reasons the Fed should not be raising interest rates

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Join AEI for a panel discussion on the life and legacy of Alexander Hamilton and Richard Sylla’s new book, “Alexander Hamilton: The Illustrated Biography” (Sterling, 2016).
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The life and legacy of Alexander Hamilton

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Today is #InternationalDayOfHappiness! So, how can we be happier today? Armed with a little bit of knowledge from Arthur Brooks and a few simple rules, we can improve our lives and the lives of those around us today and every day.

A formula for happiness

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The selection of Neil Gorsuch tells us a little about what direction conservative legal thinking is taking on three important issues.

Gorsuch's test: 3 legal issues that divide conservatives

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When is politics like a tree? Arthur Brooks explains in The New York Times.

Depressed by Politics? Just Let Go

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This St. Patrick's Day, may the luck of the Irish be with you on your hunt for the pot o' gold! ☘
The U.S. has been relying too heavily on Shiites and Kurds. It needs to cultivate Sunni Arab partners.

A New Strategy Against ISIS and al Qaeda

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