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Kofi Annan, Champion for Women’s Rights, Passes Away

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TANF at 22: Still Failing to Help Struggling Families Meet Basic Needs

Twenty-two years ago this week, on August 22, 1996, President Clinton signed a law creating the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) block grant and radically restructuring cash assistance for families with children living in poverty. Our week-long blog series examines TANF’s role — and its performance — in helping parents work and in providing modest but crucial anti-poverty support. Today’s post looks at TANF’s declining performance in supp...

Can We Pursue a Victory Strategy Against Iran? – AEI – American Enterprise Institute: Freedom, Opportunity, Enterprise

The attractiveness of applying to Iran the set of policies that caused the relatively peaceful collapse of the Soviet Union in the 1980s and early 1990s, often called the “Victory Strategy,” is obvious. The strategy produced the most desirable possible end to the Cold War—victory for the United States and its allies without a major direct conflict with the Soviet Union. Similarities between Iran and the Soviet Union make it reasonable to assess that applying a similar set of policies wo...

Cambodia: Free Opposition Leader Kem Sokha

201709Asia_Cambodia_KemSokha Expand Cambodia’s opposition leader and Pr...

US: Key Rights at Stake in Supreme Court Nomination

201808us_KavanaughTrump_Presser Expand U.S. President Donald Trump loo...

Uganda: Attacks on Opposition Figures, Media

Riot police block a driveway on the outskirts of Uganda's capital Kampala, February 20, 2016. Expand ...

Nigeria: Journalists, Activists Detained, Allege Torture

(Abuja) – Several recent arrests and detentions of journalists and activists in Nigeria suggest a disturbing trend toward repression of freedom of expression, Human Rights Watch said today. In one case, it was revealed that a journalist had been held incommunicado for nearly two years, and in another, an activist said he was tortured. ...

Online Jokes Are No Laughing Matter in Russia

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Killer Robots Fail Key Moral, Legal Test

Growing opposition to fully autonomous weapons from various quarters shows how the public conscience supports banning weapons systems that lack meaningful human control. ...

The Challenge of Cyber Strategy

The Challenge of Cyber Strategy A discussion of the nature of cyber as a modern form of political warfare and how to navigate the spectrum of cyber operations. ...

Ukraine’s Political Season Is about to Begin. Here’s What You Need to Know.

Ukraine’s Political Season Is about to Begin. Here’s What You Need to Know. The hot summer of 2018 has been unusually calm in Ukraine, where in the absence of other news, a scandal or a crisis catches the… ...

‘Watch what Trump does, not what he says’ – AEI – American Enterprise Institute: Freedom, Opportunity, Enterprise

It is increasingly common to hear conservatives say that they don’t like President Donald Trump’s political incorrectness and rhetoric, but they do like the policy victories of his administration. In the fight between tweets and policy, the argument goes, policy should win: Conservatives should support the president and the GOP. Let’s consider this argument first by questioning its premise. Excessive political correctness can be irritating, and even socially damaging. But calling...

Discussing the Catholic Sex Abuse Scandal: Thiessen on Fox News’ ‘Special Report with Bret Baier’ – AEI – American Enterprise Institute: Freedom, Opportunity, Enterprise

Resident Fellow Marc Thiessen discusses the fallout after the Catholic church’s sex abuse scandal surfaced. ...

The public agrees with teachers . . . and Betsy DeVos?! – AEI – American Enterprise Institute: Freedom, Opportunity, Enterprise

Education Next has just released its influential annual survey of American attitudes on schooling (full disclosure: I’m an executive editor of Education Next), and the results offer a window into our heated education debates. The most striking takeaway: while U.S. Secretary of Ed...

மூன்று வியப்புகள்!!! பகுதி – 3

1958 – ல் நான் துணை விடுதிக் காப்பாளனாகப் பொறுப்பேற்ற போதுதான், விடுதி வரவு – செலவுகளைக் கண்காணிக்கவும், கணக்கு எழு...

மூன்று வியப்புகள்!!! – பகுதி – 2

பகுதி – 2 பழைய கனவுகளில் மூழ்கி, தலைப்பை மறந்து, பாதை மாறி, வெகு தூரம் வந்து விட்டேன்! மன்னியுங்கள்! மீண்டும் 1957 ஆகஸ்டு முதல் தேதிக்குப் போவோம்!   ...

மூன்று வியப்புகள்!!!

1957- ஆம் ஆண்டு, ஆகஸ்டுத் திங்கள், முதல் நாள், அன்று தான் அதிராம்பட்டினம் மண்ணில் முதல் தடவையாகக் காலை வைத்தேன்! முதல் நாள் அன்றே மூன்று வியப்புக் குறிகள் என் நெஞ்சில் பதிந்த...

எம் சிந்தையைக் கவர்ந்த கல்வித் தந்தை!

எம் சிந்தையைக் கவர்ந்த கல்வித் தந்தை! சுருங்கப் பேசுகின்ற எஸ். எம். எஸ்., ...

ஐம்பது ஆண்டுகளுக்கு முன்!

அதிரை நகரக் கல்வித் தந்தை ஹாஜி எஸ்.எம்.எஸ். ஷேக் ஜலாலுதீன் 28-01-1920 – ல் பிறந்தார். நகரத் தந்தை சேர்ம...

நடையா, இது நடையா! நற் கடமையன்றோ நடக்குது!

“நான் வாக்கிங் போகும்போது கச்சலை அவிழ்த்து விட்டு,சலாம் சொல்லிக் கடக்குமளவு...