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Are Trump’s generals on the verge of committing the biggest blunder of his presidency?

2 weeks agoNews : The Raw Story

Arming Ukraine has always been a bad idea. It was a bad idea when it was first proposed by the Brookings Institution in early 2015 and it’s a bad idea now that Defense Secretary James Mattis is reviving it. It was a bad idea under Barack Obama, before Russia’s alleged meddling in the 2016 U.S....

Are Trump's Generals on the Verge of Committing the Biggest Blunder of His Presidency?

James Mattis is considering arming Ukraine—a strategy that's sure to backfire. Arming Ukraine has always been a bad idea. It was a bad idea when it was first proposed by the Brookings Institution in early 2015 and it’s a bad idea now that Defense Secretary James Mattis is reviving it. Show More Summary

“National security imperative of addressing foreign cyber interference in U.S. elections”

Brookings event: When: Friday, September 8, 2017, 10:30 a.m. — 12:00 p.m. Where: The Brookings Institution, Saul/Zilkha Room, 1775 Massachusetts Ave, NW, Washington, DC What: Free and fair elections are a foundational pillar of American democracy, one it has held other countries … Continue reading ?

Germany doesn’t celebrate Nazi heroes. Why are we glorifying the Confederacy?

last monthNews : The Raw Story

This article first appeared on the Brookings Institution site. Over the weekend, a car plowed into a crowd following a white supremacist rally in Charlottesville. One woman died. While Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe denounced the tragedy in strong terms, President Trump’s first reaction was to...

Heartland Tech Weekly: Anxiety about robots is real

Yesterday, I reported that the rust belt may be turning into the robot belt, as new data from the Brookings Institution indicates that companies in the Midwest and upper South are employing the most industrial robots. But even without this new data from Brookings, it’s become clear that companies can’t open a new factory in the […]

Brookings: Midwest and Southeast employ the most robots

The United States may not be in the midst of a robot revolution quite yet, but new data indicates that Heartland cities should be prepared to see more and more robots at their factories. Today, the Brookings Institution published a report showing which cities and states in the U.S. are employing the most robots. Using […]

Latest Voucher and Test Score Findings Are Not Negative

One might expect that a report with a title referring to “more findings about school vouchers and test scores” would include the latest studies. However, Mark Dynarski, a Senior Fellow at the Brookings Institution, and Austin Nichols,...Show More Summary

For the Record

John McCain: In the July 21 Section A, an article about Sen. John McCain’s bipartisan appeal referred to congressional scholar Norman Ornstein as being with the Brookings Institution. He is with the American Enterprise Institute in Washington. LAPD officer: In some copies of the July 22 Section...

Examining Variations in Marriage Rates Across Colleges

This piece originally appeared at the Brookings Institution’s Brown Center Chalkboard blog. Young adulthood is not only the time when most people attend college, but also a time when many marry. In fact, college attendance and marriage are linked and have social and economic consequences for individuals and their families. When (and if) people get... Read more »

Trump has no long-term foreign policy vision. Here’s how that’s hurting America.

Thomas Wright is the director of the Brookings Institution’s Center on the United States and Europe, and a senior fellow at Brookings. His new book, “All Measures Short of War: The Contest For the 21st Century and the Future of American Power,” looks at the prospects for the United States in a world where other […]

Carmaggeddon Continues - Slowdown Looms, Manufacturing Has Peaked This Cycle

Authored by Mike Shedlock via MishTalk.com, The Brookings Institute says Auto slowdown Flashes Caution Lights for Manufacturing Employment and Trump. A switch to self-driving, trends towards electric, and a glut of used cars are allShow More Summary

With Isis expelled from Mosul, the west cannot afford to ignore Iraq once again | Ranj Alaaldin

Although Islamic State’s caliphate has fallen, it would be a mistake to expect harmony in northern Iraq any time soon• Ranj Alaaldin is a visiting fellow at the Brookings Institution in Doha The liberation of Mosul is complete. Islamic State is unlikely to again govern and control large swaths of territory in the near future. Show More Summary

America’s Political Center – Part 1

In a 09/01/1996 article for the Brookings Institution, Sarah A. Binder writes, “In a political system that demands compromise and accommodation to bring about change, the center is considered vital to the moderate, bipartisan public policymaking generally preferred by the American public. Show More Summary

On 1967 and Islamism

Earlier this month, the fiftieth anniversary of the Six Day War evoked some great writing, including a piece by Shadi Hamid of the Brookings Institution. His piece is entitled “The end of Nasserism: How the 1967 War opened new space for … Continue reading ?

"Tick, Tick, Tick" Comey Ally Scrambles To Explain Why "Next Trump Bombshell" Didn't Arrive Today

As we noted late last week, Benjamin Wittes, the Brookings Institution senior fellow and noted ally of former FBI Director James Comey, took to twitter to claim that another “bombshell” story, presumably related to the multiple investigations into whether the Trump camp colluded with the Russians, was in the works. Show More Summary

From the Comey camp, ‘laughter’ at idea he broke the law by leaking

Benjamin Wittes, editor in chief of the Lawfare blog and senior fellow at the Brookings Institution, told Yahoo News during an interview Friday that the suggestion by President Trump’s lawyer Marc Kasowitz that Comey should be investigated did not hold merit. Show More Summary

An Informed Experts Initial Views on James Comey’s Testimony Tomorrow

Benjamin Wittes is a senior fellow at the Brookings Institute and the editor in chief of Lawfare. He is also a friend of James Comey. Earlier this evening he shared his initial thoughts after reading the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence’s release of former FBI Director Comey’s prepared opening statement tomorrow. While I highly recommend […]

Kids exposed to lead may have higher rates of criminal activity: report

3 months agoNews / Crime : NYPost: Crime

A new report links high levels of lead exposure in children to criminal activity — which could have dire consequences for New York City, where schools have been plagued by lead contamination. The Brookings Institution took a look at numerous studies into the matter and found that everything from juvenile incarcerations to murders rates have...

Bipartisan Think Tanks Agree: Time is Now for Paid Parental Family Leave

Today, a bipartisan group of experts from the American Enterprise Institute and Brookings Institute (AEI-BI) announced that paid leave for American workers was an “issue whose time has come.” This consensus statement is from their report, “A new vision for paid family leave,” which wastes no time in noting that the U.S. Show More Summary

An economist says 66 countries could end poverty by giving their citizens free money

Foreign aid has its place in the quest to eradicate global poverty, but one economist believes free cash can go pretty far, too. John McArthur, senior fellow at the Brookings Institution, wrote in a recent blog post that 66 countries...Show More Summary

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