By The Aspen Institute
August 16, 2017
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The Aspen Institute is an educational and policy studies organization based in Washington, D.C.

1. The U.S. Congress is in crisis.

By Lee Drutman in Vox

2. Taxes on tobacco are the most effective, least-used tool in public health.

By Johanna Dollerson in the Union

3. Vaccines are difficult and expensive to make. Now scientists have ‘hijacked’ a plant into growing one.

By James Gallagher at BBC News

4. How do we teach our children about existential threats?

By Livia Gershon in JSTOR Daily

5. AP courses and testing are vital to meeting America’s STEM needs. Here’s how to let more kids in.

By Lindsey Tepe in Slate

The Aspen Institute is an educational and policy studies organization based in Washington, D.C.

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