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Duke University public policy Professor David Schanzer reflects on the 9/11 anniversary, threats to our democracy, and the rise of domestic terrorism.

Prof. David Schanzer reflects on the 9/11 anniversary, threats to our democracy, and the rise of domestic terrorism. Schanzer serves as the director of the Triangle Center of Terrorism and Homeland Security and a Duke University public policy professor in the Sanford School. Read his new blog: Perilous Times.

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Biden budget plan would levy minimum tax on billionaires, boost national security

President Joe Biden sent a new $5.8 trillion budget request to Congress on Monday that calls on lawmakers to institute a minimum tax on billionaires and boost spending on national security.  The proposal, which lawmakers will undoubtedly change, asks Congress to provide $795 billion in defense funding, a roughly 4% increase, and $915 billion for domestic and foreign aid programs, about 5% more, for the fiscal year that begins on Oct. 1. The rest of the funding would go toward mandatory spending on programs like Medicare, Medicaid and Social Security. 

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