Let's address something head on. Solar energy provides a benefit to all consumers, even those who don't have solar panels. Study after study in states from Maine to Arizona, and by groups such as the The Brookings Institution and the Natural Resources Defense Council prove this point. Show More Summary
California-based Brooks Institute and Massachusetts-based Hallmark Institute of Photography have cancelled classes for the fall and announced plans to close down. The two schools, both private for-profit visual arts colleges, have struggled over the past decade with declining enrollments, financial stress, and management shake-ups. Show More Summary
Photography has never been about how many professionals there are, and how or what they charge, where they went to school, how they learned, how hard or easy it is, how smart or stupid the successful ones are, what camera you use, or how many amateurs can look like or claim to be professionals. In […]
The Brooks Institute, a for-profit Ventura visual arts school, is shutting down immediately, amid questions from students, faculty and alumni. Brooks abruptly stopped enrolling students and announced that classes won’t resume in the fall. “The campus will close completely, effective October 31,...
These are sad news today. Brooks Institute which has been the home to many photographers, photo journalists, and filmmakers is closing its doors. According to an announcement on Brook’s facebook page, Brooks Institute will be closing October 31st, 2016. Sometime you hope that someone hijacked the page and pranked the world, but this is not the case. [...]Show More Summary
Fears that "the system is rigged" may cause the lack of trust marring this year's political season. These fears are not baseless.Dr McClellan of the Brookings Institution on Drug PricesA recent series in the New York Times focused on the biases of the think tank "independent scholars" whose work is used to justify much policy making. Show More Summary
By Paul Street The think tank created 10 years ago by ruling-class maestro Robert Rubin (pictured at right) at the Brookings Institution has helped define the fake-progressive, neoliberal essence of the Barack Obama presidency.
This article first appeared on the Brookings Institution site. Pokémon Go has ignited the digital world. Every news organization has reported on why Pokémon Go, the smartphone app based on the Japanese cartoon game from the 1990s, is extraordinarily popular. Show More Summary
Or so The Brookings Institute would like us to believe. What would cause Brookings to take such a stance especially since parts of the PPACA increased costs dramatically and premiums have increased dramatically? Coverage such as: mandated guaranteed issue regardless of health status; restrictions on the ability to charge different premiums based on anything besides […]
During a discussion at the Brookings Institution last week on identifying emerging security threats, CIA Director John Brennan said the bedlam in Syria has become one of the most intricate issues the US faces. "I must say in my experience...Show More Summary
An excellent quick video (published by The Atlantic and narrated by Shadi Hamid, senior fellow at the Brookings Institution) on the historical and contemporary role of Islam in Middle Eastern politics: (h/t @BrendanTN_).
Non-partisan Congressional scholars Norm Ornstein (American Enterprise Institute) and Thomas Mann (Brookings Institute) update their diagnosis of government dysfunction in The Washington Post. Fast forward to 2016. Incredibly, Republican destructiveness is even worse than it was four years ago — and the party is paying for it with a surge of anti-establishment populism that is [...]Show More Summary
A majority of white Evangelical Protestants -- 59 percent -- say the United States has lost its Christian identity, according to a survey by the Public Religion Research Institute and Brookings Institution. This represents an 11-point jump from 48 percent in 2012. Show More Summary
The Brookings Institution’s Benjamin Wittes writes: In her speech last week on her opponent and national security, Hillary Clinton declared that “it’s not hard to imagine Donald Trump leading us into a war just because somebody got under his very thin skin.” (Trump’s response? “I don’t have thin skin. I have very strong, very thick […]
The House Budget Committee holds a hearing today at 9:30 a.m. EST on The Need to Control Automatic Spending and Unauthorized Programs with these witnesses: Lily Batchelder (NYU) Stuart Butler (Brookings Institution) David Walker (Former Comptroller General of the United States)
When scholars and experts study social mobility, they typically use intergenerational quintile transition matrices to discuss inequality and economic opportunity. In August 2014, Richard V. Reeves, a senior fellow at the Brookings Institution,...Show More Summary
This article was originally published in the Future Development blog of The Brookings Institution. By Daniel V. Speckhard Last week's World Humanitarian Summit in Istanbul was by any measure, quite a spectacle. There were celebrities...Show More Summary
This week, the Brookings Institution’s Energy Security and Climate Initiative hosted a debate between myself and UC Berkeley’s Dan Kammen. The important relationship between energy consumption and human well-being is today broadly recognized by scholars and policy-makers. Show More Summary
The false god of school vouchers has been unmasked once again, this time by a Brookings Institution study that says students in Louisiana and Indiana using vouchers to attend private and religious schools ended up doing worse on reading and math scores than their public school counterparts. “The magnitudes of the negative impacts were large,” […]
At the Brookings Institution recently, Shaun Donovan, Lawrence H. Summers and Eduardo Porter discussed the lessons learned from the Great Recession.