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The Urgent Need for American ‘Exceptionalism’

Posted November 18th, 2015 at 1:03 pm (UTC-4)
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“Americans have been warned before and responded well to President Franklin Roosevelt’s wise belief that the only thing we have to fear “…is fear itself.” Fear would have us retreat. Fear would have us withdraw a helping hand. Fear would deny hope to those who have none.” Kevin Enochs

World Polio Day: How Far We’ve Come, What’s Left to Do

Posted October 23rd, 2015 at 9:20 am (UTC-4)
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Dr. Tom Frieden, Director, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention:
Today, on World Polio Day, we honor the sacrifices of the many people around the world who have brought us to a unique point in history: the brink of polio elimination.

Peril and Opportunity: The Nuclear Deal and the Expansion of Iranian Influence

Posted September 10th, 2015 at 12:13 pm (UTC-4)
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The U.S. needs a strategic partner in the region that is not a non-state actor, and with the rise of ISIS, Iran is seemingly the only regional player with enough vested interests to ensure a lasting presence to combat the growing threat. Prior to the signing of the nuclear deal, the U.S. and Iran demonstrated a mutual interest, defeating ISIS. The deal strengthens this partnership by giving Iran what it wanted, a nuclear program, and what the U.S. needed- a strong regional player.