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  • American Enterprise Institute Forum on 1996 Welfare Law States Panel
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    American Enterprise Institute Forum on 1996 Welfare Law, States Panel

    Panelists analyzed the impact of the Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunity Reconciliation Act of 1996 (PRWORA), also known as the welfare reform law. This panel included current and former state…

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    Fewer: The New Demography of Depopulation

    Mr. Wattenberg talks about his book Fewer: How the New Demography of Depopulation Will Shape Our Future, published by Ivan R. Dee. In the book he discusses low birth and fertility rates and…

  • Conversation with Lynne Cheney
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    Conversation with Lynne Cheney

    Professor Besharon moderated a discussion with Mrs. Cheney in which she talked about her experiences in political life, perceptions of U.S. history, books she had written, and teaching…

  • Political Dynamics in Washington
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    Political Dynamics in Washington

    Mr. Broder and Mr. Johnson spoke about political culture in Washington, DC in the aftermath of the 2000 presidential elections. Among the issues they addressed were the economy, energy…

  • Privacy in American Society
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    Privacy in American Society

    Participants debated the resolution, “there should be less privacy in American society, not more,” focusing on the competing interests between civil rights and public safety. After their…

  • Resolved Social Security
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    Resolved: Social Security

    Mr. Glassman and Mr. Aaron debated about the privatization of Social Security and if it would benefit the American people. They focused on the increased costs of mutual funds and pensions to last…

  • Maryland Gubernatorial Debate
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    Maryland Gubernatorial Debate

    The candidates debated about issues of national and local importance. They took questions from a panel of journalists.