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What is depression, how is it diagnosed, and how is it treated? How effective are the treatments doctors use to treat depression? Peter D. Kramer, psychiatrist and author of "Ordinarily Well", discusses his research and his book with Sally Satel, AEI Resident Scholar.

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Iran is becoming a conventional military power. Combat units drawn from the conventional brigades and divisions of the Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC) have been fighting on the front lines alongside Syrian and Iraqi militias and Lebanese Hezbollah since October 2015. Iran’s ability to conduct combat operations beyond its borders makes it one of a handful of states that can sustain a consistent deployment of forces abroad.

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There are very good reasons to carefully consider how a jump in the minimum wage could negatively impact the very workers the measure aims to help.

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Peter D. Kramer: Are placebo pills effective against depression? | VIEWPOINT

Do placebos actually reduce the symptoms of people struggling with mental illness? And if inert sugar pills are effective against depression, does that mean that the illness is all in a patient's head? Sally Satel and Peter Kramer discuss.

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Peter D. Kramer: Are antidepressants overprescribed? | VIEWPOINT

One in ten Americans regularly uses antidepressant medication. Does that mean that people are using SSRIs when they don't need them? Peter Kramer and Sally Satel discuss whether or not psychotropic drugs are all too easily prescribed.

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Education policy has left behind No Child Left Behind, and moved on to ESSA, or the Every Student Succeeds Act. Why is the new policy – signed into law by President Barack Obama – an improvement? Rick Hess, AEI Resident Scholar, explains in 60 seconds.

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The New Jersey pension crisis | IN 60 SECONDS

With a pension crisis looming for New Jersey, AEI Adjunct Scholar Mike Lilley claims that the crisis may become a permanent fixture of life in the Garden State if the New Jersey Education Association can enshrine pensions in the state constitution.

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Trade deals are complicated because trade is complicated, writes Dalibor Rohac in the Los Angeles Times.

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Despite early campaign promises, President Trump seems to have cooled on moving the US embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem. AEI’s Danielle Pletka weighs in ahead of Benjamin Netanyahu's visit to the US.

Danielle Pletka is Senior Vice President, Foreign and Defense Policy Studies at American Enterprise Institute: https://goo.gl/awKOzX

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A case for dynamism in a world of stasis.
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