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Israel Strikes Again in Syria

Walter Russell Mead

Israel's latest strikes against Hezbollah are likely to be cheered by the Sunnis....

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GOP Tax Cut Shows Why Administrative State Needs Pruning

Walter Russell Mead

But zealots who want to burn down the whole administrative state have it wrong....

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Europe Is Eroding from the South

Walter Russell Mead

The most serious challenge to the European project is not in the Netherlands or France....

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The New Era in China-U.S. Relations Begins

Seth Cropsey

President Trump pledged to make America great again. Standing firm on U.S. assurances to Taiwan will be a large step toward achieving this....

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Israel, Fake News and the 'Apartheid State'

Lela Gilbert

Thanks to the willful blindness of various journalists, diplomats and anti-Israel activists, apartheid accusation against Israel has never disappeared...

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GM Prepares For A Future In Which Americans Don’t Own Cars

Harry Zieve Cohen

Launching a "Netflix for cars" plan is the Detroit automaker's latest step toward a brave new world....

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A Conversation with Novelist, Screenwriter, and Director Michael Tolkin

Lee Smith

Michael Tolkin is one of America's greatest living novelists—and way too underappreciated, perhaps because of his successes in other genres. ...

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The Department of Pay-for-Slay

Douglas J. Feith & Sander Gerber

How the Palestinian Authority not only incites terrorist murder—but supports it with U.S. tax dollars...

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Conspiracy Thinking and Our Deteriorating Liberal Order

Harry Zieve Cohen

People believe in conspiracies when their ideas and ideologies fail to explain reality....

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The Political Ripples to Trump and Health Care Reform

Irwin M. Stelzer

The president's health care reform and his radical budget: RIP....

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Why Not an Auction?

Irwin M. Stelzer

A modest immigration proposal....

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No More "Strategic Patience" on North Korea

Walter Russell Mead

Speaking in Seoul, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson ruled out new negotiations with the Norks while raising the implicit threat of pre-emptive strikes...

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As We Work to Eradicate ISIS, Iraq's Christians, Yizidis Need Our Help Now More Than Ever

Nina Shea

A few brave Christian and Yizidi genocide survivors are straggling back to the rubble that was once their homes and businesses in Iraq....

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The Grey Lady Soft Pedals Richard Falk

Walter Russell Mead

NYT bias and laziness does a disservice to Israel, America, and UN officials who did the right thing....

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Will Trump Side With Democrats on Prescription Drug Prices?

Ronald Radosh

He appears to have more allies on the left for this issue....

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Once upon a Time Jews Lived Here

Samuel Tadros

Samuel Tadros reviews two recent novels dealing with the presence and loss of Jews from Arabic-speaking countries....

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EU Elections

Walter Russell Mead

An update on the Dutch election with guest host Dan Senor, journalist Michiel Vos, Nell Breyer, and Walter Russell Mead....

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How Not to Defend Free Speech

Martha Bayles

And why some limits on speech are not only good but even necessary for a free society....

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Will Obama's Foreign Policy Wizards Save Trump?

Lee Smith

The new president’s approach to Iran, Syria, and Israel looks a lot like the old president’s—because the same people are implementing it...

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Does Egypt Still Matter?

Samuel Tadros

President Trump’s first call to his Egyptian counterpart after taking office could have been copied from any of his predecessors since the late '70s....

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CBO: You Can't "Lose" Medicaid You Don't Have

Hanns Kuttner

In English, you must have something before you can lose it. In the world of comparisons to a budgetary baseline, you can lose something you don't have...

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Elite Moral Decline Affecting Military

Walter Russell Mead

We cannot walk away from the moral and spiritual foundations of American greatness without losing our freedom and power and wealth....

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Diplomacia Borrascosa

Jaime Daremblum

El presidente turco, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, promueve un referendo, en abril próximo, que autorizaría una expansión de sus extensos poderes. Las encu...

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A Larger Fleet Is Not Enough

Seth Cropsey

Expanding the navy is a good idea, but only in service of a strategy to ensure U.S. dominance at sea....

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When Angela Meets Donald

Kenneth R. Weinstein & Craig Kennedy

The best course of action for Merkel is to address Trump’s serious concerns about jobs, fair trade and defense....

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The EU Has a New Enemy

Walter Russell Mead et al.

Turkey and the West are undergoing an increasingly acrimonious divorce, with both sides shedding former illusions about shared values and interests....

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There's a Way to Stop a North Korean Missile Attack

Arthur Herman

The U.S. and Japan have the means to employ the defensive system, a boost-phase interceptor....

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The Road For An Infrastructure Bill Clears

Harry Zieve Cohen

"Fix it first" is a promising approach to infrastructure....

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The American Left Discovers Its Inner George Wallace

Irwin M. Stelzer

Our liberal governors and mayors are in the tradition of their Democratic predecessors in Arkansas and Alabama....

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Why Should U.S. Taxpayers Fund a Pushback Against Russia in Europe?

Marius Laurinavicius

A recent Senate hearing explored the role of U.S. allies bordering Russia – and how they help defend American democracy....

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Quantum Cryptography: A Boon for Security

Arthur Herman

Keeping secrets will be easier, but that’s not all....

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Yes, the Russian Ambassador Met Trump's Team. So? That's What We Diplomats Do.

Husain Haqqani

As ambassador, I met with aides to both major-party candidates to establish a good relationship on behalf of my country....

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Illegal-Immigrant Crime: VOICE Registry Will Increase Public Understanding

John Fonte

A registry of illegal-immigrant crime will bring home the need to rein in 'sanctuary cities.'...

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Why Russia Is Cheating on the INF Treaty

Richard Weitz

Despite years of warnings, Russia has doubled down on its previously alleged violation of a three-decade-old nuclear arms control treaty by deploying ...

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What Might Donald Trump's Tax Plans Mean for the World?

Irwin M. Stelzer

Irwin Stelzer gives his analysis of Trump's tax plans....

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The CBO's Lousy Track Record on Coverage Projections

Jeffrey H. Anderson

Most Americans hardly care what the CBO says. Moreover, they are right not to care: The CBO is often wildly off....

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Putin y el Pato Donald

Jaime Daremblum

Putin anda estos días muy sonriente. Según algunos, el jefe del Kremlin contiene la risa cada vez que se entera de la ofuscación en el Congreso y l...

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Literary Awakenings, Courtesy of the Hudson Review

Lee Smith

A conversation with the esteemed journal's managing editor....

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Is the Philanthropic Elite a Scourge of Democracy or Its Guarantor?

William A. Schambra

Americans are sick of foundations and other elite institutions that ‘know best’...

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Trump and Russia: A Clash of Conspiracy Theories

Michael Doran

Who’s telling the truth, the president or James Clapper? It’s possible both of them are....

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An Anti-Hate Group that Jumped the Shark

Harry Zieve Cohen

Thanks to their uncritical reliance on the Southern Poverty Law Center, the mainstream media labels Charles Murray and other decent people as bigots....

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On the March 6 Executive Order

Nina Shea

Statement of Nina Shea in light of the March 6 Executive Order, which drops prior version’s refugee section on religious persecution of minorities...

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The Real Trade Challenge Is Germany, Not China

Walter Russell Mead

Trump may be more focused on China, but the economic and political implications of Germany's trade imbalance pose more serious long-term challenges....

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Is Trump Responsible for Some of His Recent Troubles?

Ronald Radosh

Nevermind the media, he could have made some better decisions....

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Can Yellen Keep the Boom Going?

Brendan Brown

President Trump and his advisers may believe that Yellen can be the exception to the rule....

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Friend of Freedom

Christopher DeMuth

The spirit of Michael Novak....

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Forces of Evil Undeterred by FCC Privacy Rules

Harold Furchtgott-​Roth

We must fight back, not with half-baked rules that remove sovereignty from the American consumer. ...

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Charles Murray Shouted Down on Campus: 'Liberal Tolerance' is an Assault on Self-Governance Itself

Rachel Pagano Mackey

Protesters who silence others by angry chants presume their fellow citizens not capable of choice — unfit for self-government....

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What Does China's Increased Military Spending Mean?

Richard Weitz

The world's largest army is getting a spending rise but the 7 percent increase is the smallest in years....

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The Trump Economic Target

Irwin M. Stelzer

Call it the 3-1/2-percent solution....

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College Protestors Send Professor to the ER

Harry Zieve Cohen

Protestors at Middlebury College attacked Charles Murray and a professor on Thursday....

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Protecting America's Voice Abroad

Martha Bayles & Jeffrey Gedmin

A memo to the new CEO of U.S. international media....

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Why Tax Credits Should Never Be Income-Tested

Jeffrey H. Anderson

Tax credits are highly progressive by their very nature, and income-testing them is plainly overkill....

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Jews, Christians and Another Deadly Jihadi Pogrom in Egypt

Lela Gilbert

Hundreds of Christians in Egypt have been forced to flee for their lives because ISIS continues to make bloodthirsty threats against believers...

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In Jakarta, a Key Test of Tolerance Looms for the Muslim World

Paul Marshall

The leading candidate for governor of Indonesia’s capital is Christian, and he’s being tried for blasphemy....

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The Importance of Making Good Deals

Harry Zieve Cohen

Can Trump get the American people a better deal on infrastructure construction and repair?...

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The Muslim Brotherhood: Terrorists or Not?

Mokhtar Awad & Samuel Tadros

It’s complicated. The Islamist group splintered after 2011, and some of its spinoffs are violent....

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Boris Nemtsov

Jaime Daremblum

Solíamos leer con interés las noticias sobre Boris Nemtsov, científico, escritor y líder democrático ruso. Lamentablemente, fue asesinado en Mosc...

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A Campus Free Speech Case Study Emerges In Vermont

Harry Zieve Cohen

Middlebury College is gearing up for a test of its commitment to open discourse and free speech this week, when political scientist Charles Murray vis...

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Countering the Threat of Legalized Marijuana: A Blueprint for Federal, Community, and Private Action

David W. Murray et al.

America is at risk of hobbling a generation, who will face a future of increased failure, despair, and loss of capacity....

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Fake News, Exposed

Lee Smith

Obama's "echo chamber" lives on and the media are still buying....

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How Trump Split Conservatives Three Ways

Tevi Troy

A guide to the new intellectual camps that could reshape American politics....

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To Get High Growth, America Must Overcome Its Potential Labor Problem

Irwin M. Stelzer

The American economy has taken the shape of an iceberg. The visible part glistens in the reflected sunlight of Donald Trump. Beneath the surface lurks...

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Trump Isn't Sounding Like a Russian Mole

Walter Russell Mead

Trump’s core global strategy is intended to destroy any illusions in Moscow that Russia is a peer competitor of Washington’s....

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Mexican Foreign Minister: We Do Not Accept Trump Refugee Plan

Walter Russell Mead

Mexican FM suggests Mexico may not accept expelled illegal immigrants, bringing to the fore old divisions over the nature of the border....

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A Case for Caution

Irwin M. Stelzer

Think twice before throwing out the fiduciary rule....

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The Left's Blatant Hypocrisy on Russia and Iran

Rebeccah L. Heinrichs

Obama obsequiously courted the Russians, but only Trump is called a traitor....

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Decoding the Zimmermann Telegram, 100 Years Later

Arthur Herman

Trump should learn from Woodrow Wilson: Staying aloof from world affairs can’t keep America safe....

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How Congress Can Boost Haley at the U.N.

Ron Prosor

Withhold U.S. funds until the international body lives up to its ideals—and ours....

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How to Stop China in the South China Sea

Arthur Herman

All eyes on Taiwan, America’s 'unsinkable aircraft carrier'...

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The Death Of The Washington Metro

Harry Zieve Cohen

Ridership is down, and there are reasons to believe it may never recover....

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The Five Worst Things about Obamacare

Jeffrey H. Anderson

The fate of Obamacare is inexorably tied to the fate of America’s founding principles....

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Wayne Barrett, Donald Trump, and the Death of the American Press

Lee Smith

The American press’ new paradigm: not journalism, but information operation....

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Retirement Challenges Are Worse Than People Thought

Walter Russell Mead

Our elites don’t feel a sense of urgency about entirely predictable problems that threaten to devastate the middle class....

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Secretos del Potomac

Jaime Daremblum

Un vendaval noticioso ha sacudido los oscuros rincones de las agencias de espionaje de Estados Unidos. El jueves, la prensa en Washington dio a conoce...

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The Pro-Consumer Agenda at the FCC

Harold Furchtgott-​Roth

The American consumer wants a free and open Internet. That is precisely why FCC Chairman Ajit Pai is reviewing rules that put bureaucrats, not ...

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Can Iran Hold Together Long Term?

Walter Russell Mead

Many multi-ethnic states have broken down over the past 150 years, and Iran risks going the same way....

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"Wir müssen wissen, wer in diesem Land lebt“

Peter Rough

Amerika ist zunächst einmal ein Rechtsstaat. Es gibt diverse Möglichkeiten, in dieses Land zu reisen und hier zu leben. ...

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Getting a Feel for Trump's Trade Game

Irwin M. Stelzer

Donald Trump says he is for free trade. But it has to be fair trade....

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The Fight Pakistan Must Wage Within

Husain Haqqani

Attacks like the one in Sehwan show how its tolerance for terror groups undermines the country...

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104 Billion Reasons to Confront Obamacare's Hidden Spending

Jeffrey H. Anderson

With Obamacare unraveling in almost all ways, it's time to unravel the phony accounting practices that have allowed it to hide some $104 billion in fe...

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Another European Greece Failure

Walter Russell Mead

The policy paralysis that has crippled the European Union's response to the Greek calamity best demonstrates the EU's own dead end...

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The Echo Chamber Strikes Back

Lee Smith

The question of who leaked the story of Flynn’s conversation with the Russian ambassador and for what purpose is hardly insignificant....

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Israel Welcomes the Return of the U.S. Superpower Under Donald Trump

Ron Prosor

The meeting between President Trump and Prime Minister Netanyahu was full of promising signs for Israel and the Middle East....

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Trump Racing Obamacare Ticking Time Bomb

Jeffrey H. Anderson

ACA's 'unbalanced risk pool' scares away Humana, highlights danger of delayed or partial repeal...

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Can Trump and Putin, Despite Uproar, Still Make a Deal?

Richard Weitz

Reports of Russian influence in the highest levels of US government could speed a deal for Trump and Putin...

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GOP Goes After Tenure

Walter Russell Mead

Comprehensively reforming public higher education systems is more important than attacking tenured radicals running indoctrination shop classrooms....

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Répondre à l'attaque russe contre notre démocratie et nos valeurs

Nicolas Tenzer et al.

Les objectifs de Moscou vont au-delà de l'élection de candidats favorables. La Russie cherche à affaiblir l'Occident de l'intérieur en insinuant que n...

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US Gains Favor in Russian Media, Polls

Hannah Thoburn

Favorable reporting of President Trump by the Kremlin-controlled media has sparked gains in US popularity in Russia for now....

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What Would Happen to People Under an Obamacare Alternative?

Jeffrey H. Anderson

There has been a lot of speculation about what will happen to various people if Obamacare is repealed and replaced with a conservative alternative. ...

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Hecatombe Siria

Jaime Daremblum

Hay un capítulo que sobrepasa cualquier asesinato masivo registrado en la presente guerra....

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A Step Toward Mideast Peace: Tell the Truth

Max Singer

Netanyahu’s Washington visit is an opportunity to debunk pernicious falsehoods about Israel....

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Why We Can’t Have Nice Things, Healthcare Edition

Walter Russell Mead

The party that owns the status quo owns a wretched mess that it cannot actually fix....

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What Flynn's Resignation Really Means

Walter Russell Mead

Flynn's resignation tells us less about insidious Russian schemes than the Trump Administration’s flawed assumptions about Russia....

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The Principles Behind and Main Points of the Executive Order

Rebeccah L. Heinrichs

The 9th Circuit Court of Appeals rejected President Trump’s executive order pausing refugee travel, but understanding its purpose is still useful....

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