And an actual injustice to the poor people of the planet. The founders of the Breakthrough Institute, Michael Shellenberger and Ted Nordhaus, have sent out an email introduction to a terrific new essay by Brookings Institution political...Show More Summary
According to William H. Frey, a demographer at the Brookings Institution, Romney would have narrowly won the presidential election in November last year had people voted at the same rates they did in 2004. In 2012, African AmericansShow More Summary
Last month I wrote about a Brookings Institution proposal to save Amtrak by shedding some of its most unprofitable routes while using the profits from the Acela Express along the Northeast Corridor to subsidize some of the routes that almost make sense. What Brookings found is not surprising. There are only two routes that do [...]Show More Summary
Fiona Hill, a Caucasus specialist at the Brookings Institution think tank, said the conflict in Chechnya is used as a recruiting tool for Al-Qaeda. "Videos from Chechnya are all over the Internet. They're constantly packaged as part of the Al-Qaeda network recruitment," she said. Show More Summary
It has been five months since residents of Colorado and Washington voted to legalize marijuana, and the Justice Department still has not said how it plans to respond. In a new Brookings Institution paper, legal analyst Stuart TaylorShow More Summary
Sometimes think tanks giveth, and sometimes they giveth a lot. This is a case of the latter. Remember how the Hamilton Project at the Brookings Institution released a list of 15 clever ideas for reforming the federal budget, including everything … Continue reading ?
The Public Religion Research Institute and the Brookings Institution recently released the results of a survey on "Citizenship, Values, & Cultural Concerns" (PDF) and a couple of the findings are very notable for what they say aboutShow More Summary
Wall Street Journal op-ed: Corporate-Tax Reform Without Tears, by Robert C. Pozen (Harvard Business School & Brookings Institution): Economists have long recognized the damaging effects of the high U.S. corporate tax—at 35%, the rate is the highest in the industrialized world. Over the past few years, politicians in both parties...
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Employment improved and housing prices rose in most major U.S. metropolitan areas in the final quarter of 2012, but output sputtered, according to a report released on Thursday by the Brookings Institution.
Economic conditions were improving across the U.S. by the end of 2012, although some metro areas were recovering faster than others, according to a new index of 2012 data released by the Brookings Institution.
A recently released report by the Public Religion Research Institute and the Brookings Institution offers the latest evidence of broad public receptivity to comprehensive immigration reform.
"... according to a poll published Thursday by the Public Religion Research Institute and the Brookings Institution. Support for an earned path to citizenship for those immigrants came from 71 percent of Democrats and also a majority, 53 percent, of Republicans, the poll found."
A Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) report released Tuesday finds that green jobs grew four times faster in 2011 than jobs in other sectors, continuing a trend of This is not a new trend: the Brookings Institution previously found that...Show More Summary
No one would accuse Arthur Brooks of being a shrinking violet when it comes to defending a right-wing economic vision. The President of the conservative American Enterprise Institute (AEI) has accused President Obama and the Democrats of being opposed to “capitalism” and “free enterprise,” and supports “actual sacrifice” in the form of “cut[ting] spending and [...]
Arthur Brooks, head of the American Enterprise Institute, spoke at the CPAC confab last week and gave some cheerful but tough words (beginning at the 16:00 mark) for conservatives struggling with their election losses and trying to reconcile their conservatism … Continue reading ?
From Henry Aaron, a senior fellow at the Brookings Institution, comes a pop quiz that's fun to take and tests our assumptions and presumptions about the hot button topics of our day--government spending, Social Security, and healthcare spending. It's a good check-up for reporters and for anybody who cares about this stuff. Ready? Question 1: The...
The Washington Post today has a special section on “Children & Families,” which includes a terrific opinion piece by Ron Haskins of the Brookings Institution, with the online title, “Three simple rules poor teens should follow to join...Show More Summary
Writing for the Wall Street Journal, American Enterprise Institute president Arthur C. Brooks recently suggested that the G.O.P. is way off base in their assumptions about the moral arguments that resonate most with the American people. Show More Summary
TRAVEL writers are abuzz about a new paper from the Brookings Institution, a Washington think tank, that looks at the problems with Amtrak, America's government-subsidised passenger rail service. The paper's authors argue—as Gulliver...Show More Summary
Randal O'Toole Intercity passenger trains are experiencing a “renaissance” with Amtrak ridership growing “faster than other major travel modes,” says a new report from the Brookings Institution. Indeed, the report continues, Amtrak’s...Show More Summary