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Politics

China Holds No Cards

It was 2 a.m., and my father and I had finally settled down for our flight from Shanghai to Beijing. Bleary-eyed, I was about to drift off to sleep, when I felt a tap on my shoulder. I hadn’t realized it, but there was a Chinese teenager more or less my age sitting...

Click of a Button: Implications of a Twittering President

Holding the highest office in the United States of America can be the loneliest of positions. It certainly is a role that no one can relate to. That’s why communication is key for our presidents. It’s fascinating to dig through old documents that time has yellowed to...

Confucius and the Right of Resistance

From the Magna Carta to John Locke and Jean Jacques Rousseau, Western tradition is saturated with the idea that individuals have the right to resist tyrannical oppression. Our American heroes, history, and political attitudes make the challenging underdog a...

Introducing AEI’s Initiative on Faith & Public Life

Founded in 2009, AEI’s Values & Capitalism initiative celebrated its tenth anniversary this year. Thanks to the hard work and dedication of many staff, interns, and partners, we have accomplished a great deal in the past decade. We’ve hosted over 60 major...

Investing in Service: Professionalization Effects on the Provision of Constituent Service

Despite the political media’s focus on the various legislative battles taking place in state capitols all across the country, policy and legislative work are only one part of a state legislator’s job description. State legislators are also responsible for helping...