The Trade Deficit Is Meaningless

American politicians have long complained of trade deficits the United States has with foreign nations. China is only the most recent case in point. But from the perspective of President Donald [...]

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Funding Opportunities

Strata is a public policy research center based in Logan, Utah. Working with Utah State University, Strata focuses on energy, environment and public lands policy and is seeking graduate students [...]

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Dad’s memorable TV interview

Newsday -- Last week, for one glorious afternoon, the world stopped and took a collective breath as Korea expert Professor Robert Kelly took 47 seconds to discuss the ouster of South Korean [...]

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The 78-Cent Fallacy

US News & World Report -- March 8 is International Women's Day, but this year some American women have declared it also to be a day of protest called "A Day Without a Woman." They have asked that [...]

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2016 Annual Review

2016 Annual Review - Strata has become an academic research center where students are deeply embedded in everything we do. They are part of our projects from conception to completion. They are [...]

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Reckoning With Incomprehensible Debt

Inside Sources - As the federal debt has gone from astounding to unbelievable to incomprehensible, a new problem has emerged: The U.S. government is actually running out of places to borrow....

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Endangered Species Act

The ESA is meant to preserve threatened and endangered species from extinction, but biases in funding, research, and public attention mean non-charismatic and lesser-known species are often [...]

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Don’t Buy Budget Optimism

Since 1975, the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office has been the unbiased voice in the room where budgetary matters are concerned. Its stock in trade, and sole reason for existence, is to [...]

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