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Merrick Garland may never serve on the Supreme Court

On March 16, President Obama nominated Chief Judge of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit, Merrick Garland, to replace conservative associate justice, Antonin Scalia, to the Supreme

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Why Republicans have the best economic vision for 2016

In this debate series, GRI asked whether the Democrats or Republicans have a less politically risk vision in the 2016 presidential election. Jeff Moore presents why the Republicans’ vision of

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4 numbers tell the story of U.S. immigration reform

Just behind the rhetoric of the debate, the numbers show what a massive undertaking immigration reform is. With the budget and debt ceiling having been dealt with already this year,

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Why the US Shutdown May Actually Mean Bigger Government

It sounds like the kind of lofty thought experiment that academics would ponder: What happens if the U.S. government shuts down? The event is full of paradoxes. On the one