Can ‘leadership decapitation’ strikes defeat ISIS?

Decap­i­ta­tion strate­gies, according to two researchers, how­ever, can lead to even more vio­lence due to the inex­pe­ri­ence of mid-​​​​level leaders taking the reins. “When their lead­er­ships are debil­i­tated in a […]

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House turns focus to opioid abuse

Leo Beletsky, a drug policy expert and law pro­fessor at North­eastern Uni­ver­sity, said he noticed opioid use reaching a crisis point in 2006. “A response has been very slug­gish,” Beletsky said. […]

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Puerto Rican crisis roils 2016 race

Even more sig­nif­i­cantly, a huge chunk of the Puerto Ricans that fled the island reset­tled in Florida, pre­senting a new voting bloc in that crit­ical swing state.“Over half are going […]

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Lawmakers eye crackdown on illicit trade

Nikos Passas, a crim­i­nology pro­fessor at North­eastern Uni­ver­sity, called for increased data sharing so coun­tries and busi­nesses could put together oth­er­wise dis­tant pieces. “The pri­vate sector does not want to deal […]

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Dukakis on Clinton: Everyone in DC uses private email

Former Demo­c­ratic pres­i­den­tial nom­inee Michael Dukakis said Friday morning that con­tro­versy over cur­rent front-​​​​runner Hillary Clinton’s exclu­sive use of pri­vate email while sec­re­tary of State is “non­sense.” “The notion that […]

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Don’t rewire filibuster rules

It is hard to dis­agree with the head­line on Bill Gal­ston and Mark McKinnon’s op-​​​​ed in The Hill on Jan. 17: €œTime for up-​​​​or-​​​​down votes in Senate on appointees.€ The […]

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