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Wednesday, October 02, 2013

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Gingrich Vs. Clinton & Boehner Vs. Obama: Government Shutdowns, Now & Then | Chemical Weapons Inspectors on the Ground in Syria | Coping With the Closing of the National Parks | Why Americans Abroad are Giving Up U.S. Citizenship | Valerie Plame on the CIA, Current Events, and Her New Crime Novel | Government Shutdown: A Sign of Failure or Success For Democracy?

Gingrich vs. Clinton, Boehner vs. Obama: Government Shutdowns, Then and Now

In the weeks before October 1st, number-crunchers at the Office of Management and Budget prepared for a government shutdown. That day has arrived, as it did twice during the Clinton A...

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Chemical Weapons Inspectors on the Ground in Syria Amidst Civil War

A team of chemical weapons inspectors arrived in Syria yesterday to begin their mission of securing, removing, and destroying all 1,000 tons of the country’s chemical weapons. Michael...

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Coping With the Closing of the National Parks

The government shutdown doesn’t just mean the shuttering of offices on Capitol Hill. It also means the closing of the 84.4 million acres that make up the National Park System. This me...

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Why Americans Abroad are Giving Up U.S. Citizenship

The Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act requires all financial institutions around the world to report to the IRS the earnings and assets of U.S. citizens living abroad in an effort to...

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Valerie Plame on the CIA, Current Events, and Her New Crime Novel

Ten years ago, Valerie Plame’s career as a CIA operative came to an abrupt end when her identity was revealed by Washington Post journalist Robert Novak. She’s just completed her firs...

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Government Shutdown: A Sign of Failure or Success For Democracy?

In the Constitution, there is a fundamental tension between the decision-making authority of the majority, and the protections granted to the minority. We take a closer look the asser...

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Italian President Doubles Back on Threat to Bring Down Government

This weekend, five members of Italian President Silvio Berlusconi's party resigned. Today Berlusconi announced that his center-right party would support the fragile coalition governme...

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