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Employing Veterans: Debunking the Myths

During a panel discussion at the Brookings Institute last week, former Federal Reserve Board Chairman Ben Bernanke echoed a familiar refrain from the last decade: veterans have an employment problem. During the event, titled "The Defense Economy and American Prosperity," Dr. Show More Summary

Race Matters: Study Shows White Teachers Have Lower Expectations For Black Students Than Black Teachers

Non-Black Teachers Have Lower Expectations For Black Students How important are Black teachers in the classroom for Black students? More than you think… Via Brookings Institute: Teachers’ expectations may either counteract or reinforce negative expectations held by traditionally disadvantaged

Huge Defense Spending Piles on Debt and Drains Other Sectors of US Economy

Commenting on former Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke's recent comments that the US economy is dependent on maintaining a colossal defense budget, Brookings Institution Senior Fellow Michael O'Hanlon clarified that Bernanke also meant that spending must be kept within certain rational limits, lest it simply add to the debt and become a resource drain.

News: Encouraging Study Finds It Now Easier Than Ever For American Dollars To Rise Into Upper Class

2 weeks agoHumor : The Onion

WASHINGTON—Citing “nearly unlimited” opportunities for the nation’s currency, an encouraging study released Tuesday by the Brookings Institution found that it has never been easier for U.S. dollars to enter the richest segment of American society. Show More Summary

Clinton’s Emails: Sorting the Substance from the Sizzle

2 weeks agoNews : Newsweek: US

This article first appeared on the Brookings Institution website. Without knowing more about the classified information reportedly found on Hillary Clinton's personal email server, conclusions about what this news portends for Clinton's...Show More Summary

Friendly Fire Can Be Effective: Ask the Tea Party

2 weeks agoNews : Newsweek: US

This article first appeared on the Brookings Institution site. Last Saturday, August 8, Bernie Sanders, the Vermont senator running to the left of Hillary Clinton for the Democratic presidential nomination, was confronted at a rallyShow More Summary

Al Qaeda Leader Threatens: ‘The US Doesn’t Know What’s Coming Its Way.’

3 weeks agoNews : Newsweek: US

This article first appeared on the Brookings Institution site. After an unprecedented 11 months of silence, Ayman al-Zawahri, the emir of Al Qaeda, this week issued a video message proclaiming his loyalty to the new head of the Afghan Taliban, Mullah Akhtar Mansoor. Show More Summary

Things Are Not That Bad in Afghanistan

Michael O'Hanlon Security, Asia The situation in Afghanistan is substantially more hopeful that current conventional wisdom about the conflict would suggest.   On August 4 at the Brookings Institution, General John Campbell, commander...Show More Summary

Afghan Security Forces Lose 4,000 Troops Monthly to Casualties, Attrition

Thousands of Afghan security forces are killed, wounded or desert each month contributing to a high attrition rate, US Forces-Afghanistan Commander General John Campbell said during a panel discussion at the Brookings Institution in Washington, DC.

Obama's African Policy Flaws: China Steadily Outpacing US in Africa

Africans deserve more than just cheerleading and conventional wisdom from US President Barack Obama, Senior Fellow of the Brookings Institution John Page believes; he’s calling upon Washington to bolster US-African cooperation.

Pictures of Austerity

Brendan Mochoruk and Louise Sheiner of the Brookings Institution say that Fiscal Headwinds are Abating: Tight fiscal policy by local, state, and federal governments held down economic growth for more than four years, but that restraint finally appears to be...

Report: Young Adult Unemployment Rates Are Higher Than Ever, Employers Are To Blame

The young adult population in America is currently experiencing one of the worst times for young adult employment in U.S. history. According to a new report by the Brooking Institute, most young adults are either unemployed or working in jobs with no upward mobility. Show More Summary

Can local gov survive the driverless car era?

The Brookings Institution is forecasting upheaval in local government as the rise of autonomous cars radically changes some of the ways they collect money. In just one example, the driverless vehicles are going to behave more safely on the road, which means less revenue from people paying for tickets. Show More Summary

Nuclear Buildup in EU: Who Benefits From Aggravating US-Russian Tensions?

While beefing up NATO's military presence in Europe Washington should refrain from deploying more US nuclear weapons in EU countries, senior fellow of the Brookings Institution Steven Pifer said.

Why They Can’t Stop Trump

In a Sunday column in The Washington Post, “Stop laughing at Donald Trump,” a liberal analyst from the Brookings Institution tries to warn the Washington, D.C. beltway elites that they should take the businessman seriously...

Regulators are people too

The behavioral economics of government behavior remains a drastically underexplored field.  I recently received this email (excerpted) from the Brookings Institution: In Behavioral Public Choice: The Behavioral Paradox of GovernmentShow More Summary

Heather Perry’s Swimming in Motion

Heather Perry has spent a lifetime in and around the water. A competitive swimmer since age 6, she also studied underwater photography at the prestigious Brooks Institute, and has since built a wonderful body of work, with clients such as National Geographic and the New York Times. Perry’s images out of the water are strong, […]

When patients speak – some hear golden tones and others noise

A Brookings Institute economics expert and a patient advocate argued with each other last week during a live Google chat. They disagreed about the voices of patients, and how much these voices should count. Their debate is just one of...Show More Summary


AND FOR TONIGHT’S INSOMNIA THEATER: “KNOWLEDGE STARTS AS OFFENDEDNESS” – Check out this video featuring Brookings Institution senior fellow Jonathan Rauch on “hate speech” and his book Kindly Inquisitors: The New Attacks on Free Thought.

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