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Cleantech Patents Are Lagging—That’s a Big Problem

The number of U.S. patents granted for clean energy technologies has dropped over the past couple of years, after more than a decade of growth. Those findings come from a new report by The Brookings Institution. According to the think tank, while the total number of cleantech patents granted by the U.S. Show More Summary

"Mother of all bombs": How much did it hurt ISIS?

The Brookings Institution's Michael O'Hanlon joins CBSN to discuss the impact the "mother of all bombs" had on the ISIS fight. The bomb was dropped onto an ISIS stronhold in Afghanistan, and is the largest non-nuclear bomb the U.S. military has used.

What you need to know on Wall Street today

Welcome to Finance Insider, Business Insider's summary of the top stories of the past 24 hours. On March 23, Federal Reserve Vice Chair Stanley Fischer was the keynote speaker at a Brookings Institution dinner in Washington, DC. There,...Show More Summary

Fed officials haven't stopped holding private meetings even after a criminal probe into leaks

On March 23, Federal Reserve vice chair Stanley Fischer was the keynote speaker at a Brookings Institution dinner in Washington, DC. There, he gave prepared remarks on regulatory policy and the Fed's response to the financial crisisShow More Summary

My Podcast: Episode 15 – Special Unmasking Edition!

Well, not just un-masking but that's part of the discussion. In Episode #15 of The Josh Marshall Show I talk to Brookings Institution Fellow Susan Hennessey. Susan is the Managing Editor of the must-read national security Lawfare blog...Show More Summary

I, Taxpayer, by Amy Willis

What are you glad your tax dollars pay for? What are you upset your tax dollars pay for? These are just some of the questions this week's EconTalk guest, Vanessa Willamson of the Brookings Institution, asked a group of American adults. Show More Summary

Brookings Hosts Panel Discussion Today On Why Americans Are Proud to Pay Taxes

The Brookings Institution is hosting a panel discussion today to mark release of the new book by Vanessa S. Williamson, Read My Lips: Why Americans Are Proud to Pay Taxes (Princeton University Press 2017). The panel will discuss the book and take audience questions and respond to questions on Twitter...

Vanessa Williamson on Taxes and Read My Lips

Are Americans overtaxed? How does the average American feel about the tax system and tax reform? Vanessa Williamson of the Brookings Institution talks with EconTalk host Russ Roberts about her book, Read My Lips. Williamson shares the results of her survey of American attitudes toward taxation and government spending. Show More Summary

Betsy DeVos compares education to Uber or Lyft, but it's what's missing that's most disturbing

Education Secretary Betsy DeVos showed just how much she hates the very idea of public education in a major speech on “school choice” at the Brookings Institution. DeVos either doesn’t understand or refuses to acknowledge that if the...Show More Summary

The Facts About Immigration

During a conference at the Brookings Institution last week, the Princeton economists Anne Case and Angus Deaton presented their latest paper on the rising mortality rates of white working-class Americans, which received, and is still receiving, a huge amount of attention. Show More Summary

Betsy DeVos Is Talking Nonsense

Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos, who was probably hand-selected by Mike Pence to help him destroy public education, gave a cool talk at the Brookings Institution yesterday, during which she said a lot of mendacious nonsense, but this...Show More Summary

Betsy DeVos Calls for More School Choice, Saying Money Isn’t the Answer

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In a speech at the Brookings Institution, the education secretary rejected the notion that money was a panacea for the challenges facing public schools.

Betsy DeVos just compared school choice to taking Uber over a taxi — here's why could be troubling

US Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos offered a telling analogy for how she views education during a recent keynote speech held at the Brookings Institution on March 29. DeVos, a vocal advocate for school choice, drew a comparison between...Show More Summary

Mortality Rate Climbs for Underinformed White Males

Brookings Institution released a study of mortality and morbidity in the 21st century. Case and Deaton find that while midlife mortality rates continue to fall among all education classes in most of the rich world, middle-aged non-Hispanic whites... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

K-12 IMPLOSION UPDATE: Foreign Students Say U.S. High School Classes Are Absurdly Easy. When the…

K-12 IMPLOSION UPDATE: Foreign Students Say U.S. High School Classes Are Absurdly Easy. When the Brookings Institution’s Brown Center on Education Policy surveyed foreign exchange students studying in the U.S. in 2001, it found that they thought that American education was a cake walk compared to secondary education in their home countries. And when it […]

TGIF! Weekly Water News Summary, 18 - 24 March 2017

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Oh, boy! Another water book! This one is edited by Pat Mulroy, she (formerly) of the Southern Nevada Water Authority and now with the Brookings Institution and a few other organizations. To hear an interview with her click here. Check out the chapter titles and authors. Good bunch of folks....

Rising death rate of white working class rooted in poor healthcare and lack of job prospects: report

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A new report from the Brookings Institution by economists Anne Case and Angus Deaton finds that the death rate among midlife, white working class Americans has steadily risen over the last two decades. Their findings noted the rising death rate could be connected to poor job prospects, familial...

Thoughts on Health Coverage

Everyone is talking about healthcare, so I thought I would weigh in on an idea I have been knocking around for awhile. I recently read a great article by the Brookings Institute on the tweaks that could be made to the Affordable Care Act (ACA), aka Obamacare, to bring it within the realities of the [...] The post Thoughts on Health Coverage appeared first on The Moderate Voice.

Study Says 15 Million Will Lose Health Insurance

A new Brookings Institution report suggests that at least 15 million people will lose their health care insurance under the House Republican plan currently being considered. Key takeaway: “Estimates could be higher, but it’s is unlikely they will be significantly [...]

‘Hardball’ Guest Rules Climate Change Is Our Biggest National Security Threat

Late on Tuesday’s edition of MSNBC’s Hardball, panelist and Brookings Institution fellow Susan Hennessey offered a jaw-dropping assessment that “the single biggest national security threat is climate change” as it’s been the reason behind many of the recent global tensions.

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