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Social Advocacy and Politics: While Titans Clash

Two titans of social media, Anonymous and ISIS, are at war with each other. ISIS, as we now know thanks to a methodologically robust study from the Brookings Institute, has become a major force on Twitter with more than 25,000 active Twitter accounts (from among as many as 90,000 total accounts created) supporting its propaganda efforts. Show More Summary

Ben Bernanke, Confused as Ever, Starts His Own Blog to Prove It

Ben Bernanke just started his own blog at the Brookings Institute. His first post, from today, Inaugurating a New Blog is the announcement. Let's dive into Bernanke's second post of the day: Why are Interest Rates So Low? Bernanke: Low interest rates are not a short-term aberration, but part of a long-term trend. Show More Summary

Brookings Invitation

  Assessing the Affordable Care Act’s efficacy, implementation, and policy implications five years later. Tuesday, April 14, 2015, 9:00 AM — 12:00 PM (EST) ?The Brookings Institution, Falk Auditorium, 1775 Massachusetts Avenue, NW?Washington,...Show More Summary

#AskBen: Welcome To Twitter @BenBernanke

The comments on Ben Bernanke's blog posts at the Brookings Institutions may be filtered, but as of moments ago anyone will be able to praise the former Fed chairman for "bailing out the world" and being so very "concerned about America's seniors" in person, courtesy of what appears to be Bernanke's legitimate first ever Twitter account. So, is it time for #AskBen? #AskBen Tweets

Former Fed Chairman Bernanke gets a new title: Blogger

Bernanke is now a senior fellow at The Brookings Institution, which made the announcement on Monday

Welcome to Twitter, Ben Bernanke!

The former Fed Chair, Ben Bernanke, has joined the masses on Twitter, mostly, it seems, to promote posts on his new Brookings Institution blog. The account, @benbernanke, has existed since 2009, but until today it was a locked account...Show More Summary

KRUGMAN: I think Bernanke just revealed what people complained about most during his time at the Fed

In his first post as blogger for the Brookings Institute, former Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke discuss the impact of low interest rates on America's savers. It's interesting and a bit surprising. And according to Nobel Prize winner Paul Krugman, it may reveal what people complained most about during Bernanke's time at the Fed. Show More Summary

Ben Bernanke, blogger

Blogging isn't dead. At least, Ben Bernanke, former chairman of the Federal Reserve, doesn't think so: He's now blogging at the Brookings Institution. In his first post, he says he wants to write about this fascinating chart, which shows the steady decline in interest rates over the past 30 years or so. The question of why interest rates keep falling is an […]

Natan Sachs in The Hive

We're hosting a Live Chat with Natan Sachs in The Hive (sub req). Sachs is a fellow at the Brookings Institution's Center for Middle East Policy and he'll be discussing the recent Israeli elections, US-Israel relations and future of the two state solution. I'll be there. Get your questions in now.

Got a Question About Israeli-US Relations? Come Ask Natan Sachs

Natan Sachs will be joining The Hive to chat (sub req) about the Israeli election results, Israel's reactions to the Iran negotiations and the future of U.S.-Israeli relations. Sachs is a fellow at the Brookings Institution's Center for Middle East Policy. Show More Summary

Wednesday Morning Splash

What’s Happening — Connect:ID Conference at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center, 9 a.m. — The Future of the United Stated Postal Service at the Brookings Institute, 10 a.m. Must-Read of the Day The Atlantic‘s Robinson Meyer examines...Show More Summary

Seattle Has the Fast Growing Rich in the US

A view of Seattle's one percent. Charles Mudede A post by the Brookings Institution makes the important and easily overlooked point that one of the leading social problems of our day, the problem of inequality, and a problem which was...Show More Summary

Where Are Pro-Islamic State Tweets Coming From? Read the Top 10 and Prepare to Be Shocked by No. 4

A study by the Brookings Institute was looking to “create a snapshot” of where ISIS supporters on Twitter are located.  What the study claims is that the fourth largest group

The Political Consequences of "My Medicare"

At TNR Danny Vinik takes a long look at a provocative new Brookings Institution report that indicates support among African-Americans and seniors for "government redistribution" programs has been declining gradually...

San Francisco's top 5% of earners blow the rest of the country out of the water

The Brookings Institution recently released a report showing the income gap between the bottom 20% of households and the top 5% in the fifty largest US cities. Inadvertently, Brookings has discovered a startling statistic about San Francisco. Among...Show More Summary

Atlanta is the most unequal city in America — here’s why

Atlanta's top incomes grew faster than any other US city between 2012-2013 while its lowest wages remained stagnant, making it the most unequal city in America for the second year in a row, according to a Brookings Institution report...Show More Summary

Weekly Legal Education Roundup

Above the Law, Is Understanding Technology A Paralegal’s Job Or An Attorney’s Job? Brookings Institution, Higher Education Reform: Affordability, Accountability, and Value Alexa Chew (North Carolina) & Katie Rose Pryal (North Carolina), Bridging the Gap Between Law School and Law Practice Bernice Donald (Judge, U.S. Court of Appeals for the...

Why Inequality Is Up, But Support For Doing Anything About It Isn't

Something strange is happening in the U.S. economy: Inequality has risen, but there hasn’t been a rising demand to do anything about it. A new Brookings Institution paper by Yale political scientist Vivekinan Ashok, Princeton economist...Show More Summary

How data may make better medicine

Since the 1950s, overall productivity has gone down in biomedical and pharmaceutical research and development, but limited data exists to help policy and industry experts understand why. The Brookings Institution recently explored these issues in innovation. Continue reading ? The post How data may make better medicine appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

Ventura brush fire chars 22 acres; Brooks Institute briefly threatened

2 weeks agoSports / Baseball : Dodgers Now

Firefighters were working Friday to put out multiple flare-ups from a brush fire that had grown to 22 acres overnight near the Brooks Institute in Ventura.

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