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Inside the Beltway: Pillars of Liberty

Inside the Beltway: Pillars of Liberty

July 25, 2012 at 10:15 pm

WASHINGTON TIMES 07/25/12 By Jennifer Harper THE COST OF AURORA “Why must the tragic Colorado theater shootings stimulate a debate on more than mere gun control? Not simply because, or however remarkable the fact that, violent mass killings — whether in Columbine, Virginia Tech or now Aurora — tend to […]

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Afghanistan Exit Strategy Must Focus on Development

Afghanistan Exit Strategy Must Focus on Development

May 31, 2012 at 10:10 pm

US NEWS & WORLD REPORT 05/31/12 By Michael Shank and U.S. Representative Michael Honda (D-CA) With NATO’s meeting in Chicago two weekends ago building consensus on critical next steps vis-a-vis anticipated withdrawals and deadlines, discussion of the development agenda post-withdrawal in Afghanistan must not slip from our radar screen. The […]

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Study Lists Louisiana as Most Violent State

Study Lists Louisiana as Most Violent State

April 26, 2012 at 11:17 pm

SHREVEPORT TIMES 04/26/12 By Kris Wartelle The Institute for Economics and Peace released its annual peace index Tuesday, and Louisiana makes the bottom of the list again. This is the second year the nonpartisan group has released the assessment, but according to IEP Vice President Michael Shank, the study tracked […]

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Increasing the Peace Can Reduce the Debt

Increasing the Peace Can Reduce the Debt

April 2, 2012 at 10:17 pm

ROLL CALL 04/02/12 By Michael Shank and Former Republican Congressman Wayne Gilchrest (R-MD) Three months in and 2012 is setting trans-Atlantic records for harsher-than-normal austerity measures and disillusioned voters. East of the Atlantic, Greece struggles to regain footing while Portugal, Italy and Spain teeter on the brink. West of it, […]

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Candidates Should Address Cost 
of Violence in Primary States

Candidates Should Address Cost 
of Violence in Primary States

February 17, 2012 at 10:30 pm

THE HILL 02/17/12 By Michael Shank 
and Rep. Steve Cohen (D-Tenn.) As the Republican candidates head to Democratic Rep. Steve Cohen’s state of Tennessee next month for the Super Tuesday primaries, one topic seems to have escaped their attention entirely: a credible economic cure for what ails the states in […]

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Will Republicans Suggest an Economic Cure in Nevada?

Will Republicans Suggest an Economic Cure in Nevada?

February 4, 2012 at 9:33 pm

AL JAZEERA 02/04/12 By Michael Shank and US Congressman Steve Cohen (D-TN) As the Republican candidates depart the southeast United States to head to Nevada, one topic seems to have escaped their attention entirely: a credible economic cure for what ails the states where they’re waging their campaigns for president. […]

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A Peace Dividend We Should All Want

A Peace Dividend We Should All Want

December 21, 2011 at 8:04 pm

THE HILL 12/21/11 By Michael Shank and US Congressman Michael Honda (D-CA) In light of Congress’s failure to wrestle up short-term cost-cutting measures for our country, we must not lose sight of longer-term concerns about the sustainability of our deficits, debts and, ultimately, our budgets.  While we tempt deadlines now, […]

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America Cannot Afford Such Inequality

America Cannot Afford Such Inequality

October 5, 2011 at 10:56 pm

THE GUARDIAN 10/05/11 By Michael Shank The huge costs of social deprivation make the US poorer, even as the top 1% gets richer. Fix that and you fix the budget deficit On the heels of the US government’s announcement that personal income of Americans has dropped for the first time […]

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Why Washington Must Look to Ankara

Why Washington Must Look to Ankara

May 15, 2011 at 11:10 pm

THE GUARDIAN 05/15/11 By Michael Shank Turkey’s economic strength and diplomatic stature are growing fast. The US needs to nurture closer ties. America has yet to figure out whether Turkey is friend or foe. With conflicts in Libya and Afghanistan, and tsunamis in Japan and Indonesia, Turkey’s generous military and […]

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After the Shooting Stops

After the Shooting Stops

November 28, 2008 at 11:17 pm

THE GUARDIAN 11/28/08 By Michael Shank Post-catastrophe finger-pointing is both natural and necessary. Crisis responders frequently call for accountability (“Government, why didn’t you protect us?”) and summon mass appeals to rationality (“Why did this happen?”). Mumbai was no different. Hardly a manic minute passed after the massacre before Pakistan was […]

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