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10 surprising things about American attitudes toward foreign policy

By Daniel W. Drezner September 16, 2014, 06:00 PM

A majority approves of globalization and prefers sanctions over force.

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Voter ID decison creates chaos in Wisconsin

By Editorial, New York Times September 16, 2014, 06:00 PM

The likely result is thousands of disenfranchised voters in November.

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The violence spills off the field

By Christopher Michaelson September 16, 2014, 06:00 PM

The NFL must holistically examine if on-field practices translate to recklessness elsewhere.

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Counterpoint: Open up the police recruitment process

By Gordon Ramsay and Janee Harteau September 15, 2014, 06:00 PM

Minnesota has high standards. But we are not seeing candidates who bring cultural diversity or who are seeking a second career. We need both.

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The price of turning away from institutions

By David Brooks, New York Times September 16, 2014, 11:41 AM

From jihadism to Ebola, a distrust of organizations has left the good guys not up to the task.

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What kids really learn when their parents hit them

By William Saletan, Slate September 16, 2014, 11:21 AM

They remember the punishment, not the crime.

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Punishing children: Yes, times have changed

By Richard Greelis September 15, 2014, 06:00 PM

Even as a detective investigating abuse, I was sometimes surprised at what qualified, but we now know there are better forms of discipline.

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'Why does she stay with a man who beats her?'

By Leslie Morgan Steiner September 15, 2014, 06:00 PM

Here's why I did — and how I finally broke away.

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Why we should care about 'useless' creatures, too

By Richard Conniff, New York Times September 15, 2014, 11:30 AM

Pleas for preservation often imply that animals matter only because they benefit humans. That’s a flawed argument.

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U.S. action against ISIL qualifies as a 'dumb war'

By Rosa Brooks, Foreign Policy September 15, 2014, 11:30 AM

Isn't that the kind the president said he opposed?

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