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Q&A: Could Egypt-Style Revolution Have Happened in Iraq?

The Center for American Progress' Brian Katulis fields questions on whether large-scale protests could have happened in Iraq.

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Must See Chart: Tax Breaks for the Rich Versus Budget Cuts

Those social programs we can't afford? They could be complete paid for if we just got rid of tax breaks for the wealthy.

Need a stark breakdown of just why it is that attacks on public employees in Wisconsin and beyond are striking such a nerve? Take a look at this chart from the Center for American Progress comparing tax breaks for corporations and the wealthy to budget cuts to 10 social safety net programs.

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Is Religious Education Important?

Would knowing more about the world's religions quell "Islamophobia" and thwart politicians from advancing faith-based agendas?


A recent Pew Research Center survey found that, whereas 92 percent of Americans claim to be religious, self-described atheists and agnostics appear to know more about religion than believers. Brian Thorn, an intern with the Center of American Progress' Faith and Progressive Policy Initiative, says this dearth of religious education dangerously undermines our ability to understand world politics.

He writes that the separation of church and state, which protects religious freedom, can be exploited in a society where people are ignorant of other's beliefs:

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