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Dex Torricke-Barton
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Dex Torricke-Barton is one of the top speechwriters in America today. After beginning his career at the United Nations, he wrote for Eric Schmidt and Larry Page at Google. Today he manages Facebook's executive communications team. He has written more than 500 speeches and op-eds for heads of state, dignitaries, CEOs and executives, as well as TED talks and New York Times bestsellers.

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I'm a Legal Immigrant and I Welcome the President's Action on Immigration

(23) Comments | Posted November 21, 2014 | 12:34 PM

Image by Gerson Galang, used under Creative Commons licence

President Obama has announced that he's taking action to protect 5 million undocumented immigrants from deportation, and to allow them to join the workforce legally.

Lots of people are predictably...

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The Technology of Peace

(4) Comments | Posted October 11, 2010 | 10:44 AM

Last week, imprisoned Chinese dissident Liu Xiaobo received the 2010 Nobel Peace Prize. He is a worthy winner. But another nominee for this year's prize is also deserving of recognition: the Internet.

Cynics will no doubt see the nomination of the Internet for a Nobel Peace...

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Our Responsibility to Afghanistan

(7) Comments | Posted July 21, 2010 | 2:13 PM

The great Western retreat from Afghanistan has begun. Although the results of Tuesday's Kabul conference will be presented a roadmap for the country's future, it is probably not a future which many countries expect to play a major role in. Our men and women in uniform are coming...

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We don't know how to stop Iran

(5) Comments | Posted May 19, 2010 | 3:41 PM

This week, the international community offered two contrasting solutions to Iran's nuclear defiance. On Monday, Iran, Brazil and Turkey unveiled an agreement to engage in a nuclear fuel swap, whereby Iran would hand over a stockpile of low enriched uranium to Turkey, in exchange for processed nuclear fuel. The next...

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The Failure of the Green Movement

(6) Comments | Posted December 17, 2009 | 11:12 AM

The United Nations Climate Change Conference may technically succeed by the end of this week. On Friday - or more likely, after a theatrical all-night session lasting well into Saturday - officials representing the 192 countries gathered in Copenhagen will probably put their pens to paper, inking a new agreement...

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Iran Will Never Be the Same Again

(13) Comments | Posted July 7, 2009 | 2:14 PM

Despite the recent protests, in the face of state-perpetrated violence, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad will stay in power. Hearing this, many will lapse into despair over the prospects for achieving real social and political change in the country, or a shift in its foreign policy.

But the fact is, even with an...

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