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The Latest on the Dakota Access Pipeline

The Latest on the Dakota Access Pipeline
February 17, 2017 • 09:02 am

Timothy Lee, CFIF's Senior Vice President of Legal and Public Affairs, discusses the latest developments on the Dakota Access Pipeline, including a recent ruling by U.S. District Court Judge James Boasberg to deny a request for a restraining order that would have temporarily halted work on the final stretch of the Dakota Access Pipeline, President Donald Trump's order to move the project forward and the Army Corps of Engineers' issuance of an easement.

Turmoil at the National Security Council

Turmoil at the National Security Council
February 17, 2017 • 08:17 am

David Adesnik, Policy Director at the Foreign Policy Initiative, discusses the role and membership of the National Security Council and the Principals Committee, former National Security Advisor Michael Flynn, and what precedent should teach us about the importance of de-politicizing the NSC.

Immigration Reform: 180,000 Jobs with the Stroke of a Pen

Immigration Reform: 180,000 Jobs with the Stroke of a Pen
February 10, 2017 • 08:13 am

David North, a Fellow of the Center for Immigration Studies, discusses how President Trump could create roughly 180,000 new jobs for American college graduates by abolishing an obscure program in which the government subsidizes the hiring of foreign college graduates.

The Times They are A-Changin': Paid Family Leave

The Times They are A-Changin': Paid Family Leave
February 10, 2017 • 07:41 am

Aparna Mathur, Resident Scholar in Economic Policy at the American Enterprise Institute, discusses how America compares to other developed countries on the issue of paid family leave, the benefits and costs of enacting a federal law, and paid family leave state laws currently on the books.

America's Refugee Program

America's Refugee Program
February 03, 2017 • 09:12 am

Matthew Clark, Senior Counsel for Digital Advocacy with the American Center for Law and Justice, discusses President Trump's temporary pause of America's refugee program, the idea of in-region safe zones, and whether Senate Democrats may filibuster Trump's Supreme Court nominee.

The Pressing Opioid Epidemic

The Pressing Opioid Epidemic
February 03, 2017 • 08:41 am

Sally Satel, M.D., Resident Scholar at the American Enterprise Institute, discusses how to treat America's pressing opioid epidemic, mental health policies, and political trends in medicine.

Should the Government Police Speech it Thinks is Offensive?

Should the Government Police Speech it Thinks is Offensive?
February 03, 2017 • 08:10 am

Megan Brown, partner at Wiley Rein LLP, discusses Lee v. Tam, a case filed by an Asian-American rock band challenging the constitutionality of the "disparagement clause" of the Lanham Act as applied to the band's trademark registration request.


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