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Do you really want Palin, Paul and Trump at the GOP convention? Pensions, crime and more [AM Briefing]

Politico’s Arena asks: Are Sarah Palin, Ron Paul and Donald Trump a convention nightmare? Brookings’ Darrell West answers.

Manhattan Institute’s Nicole Gelinas: Pension tension and the crime spike. (New York Post)

“It’s good that conservatives are finally taking seriously the problems of inequality and declining upward mobility. It’s unfortunate that they often evade the ways in which structural changes in the economy, combined with conservative policies, have made matters worse,” writes E.J. Dionne. (Washington Post)

AEI’s Michael Barone: Like charter schools, Britain’s academies aim high. (National Review)

CSIS Freeman Chair in China Studies Christopher K. Johnson shares his thoughts on Chinese corporations and the future of competitiveness:

Allen McDuffee writes about politics and policy and covered think tanks for The Washington Post from 2011 to 2013. He freelances and hosts a podcast at and is currently working on a book about the influence of think tanks in Washington.


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