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Fighting Poverty in the U.S. Today: Words But No War

Believe it or not as 2015 drew to a close and 2016 started, poverty became a hot topic again. In December, the American Enterprise Institute (AEI) and the Brookings Institution (Brookings) released a report titled: Opportunity, Responsibility, and Security: A Consensus Plan for Reducing Poverty and Restoring the American Dream. Show More Summary

RI: 'Rhody Pass' Plan in Budget Would Streamline Providence-to-Boston Train Service

Feb. 08--Among the terms in Governor Raimondo's proposed budget for next year, born in the Brookings Institution's plan for improving the Rhode Island economy, is "Rhody Pass," which the think tank proposed to help business travelers move more

MY GOODNESS, WHATEVER COULD BE THE DIFFERENCE? “In the economic analysis the Brookings Institution

MY GOODNESS, WHATEVER COULD BE THE DIFFERENCE? “In the economic analysis the Brookings Institution released last week — the one where Washington looks remarkably bad — Austin, Raleigh and Nashville are all humming. Their economies are growing. Aggregate wages are rising. The number of jobs in these regions is expanding, too.”

All the people being left behind in America’s booming cities

In the economic analysis the Brookings Institution released last week — the one where Washington looks remarkably bad — Austin, Raleigh and Nashville are all humming. Their economies are growing. Aggregate wages are rising. The number of jobs in these regions is expanding, too. That's all great news if you believe that a rising tide […]

Race Matters: Study Shows There Were 57,000 Cases Of Teachers Beating Black Children In One Year

57,000 Cases Of Teachers Beating Black Children In One Year Are Black children disciplined disproportionately than other races? A new study by the Brookings Institute shows that Black kids are more likely to get suspended or physically punished than white

Income Inequality In America's 50 Largest U.S. Cities

Alan Berube (Brookings Institution) & Natalie Holmes (Brookings Institution), Some Cities Are Still More Unequal Than Others — An Update: This report updates a 2014 analysis that looked at levels of income inequality in the 50 largest U.S. cities, and examines in particular trends between 2012 and 2013, the most...

U.S. Expert's Plea: Please, President Xi, Call Obama And Talk About North Korea's Nukes

If only China's President Xi Jinping would call President Obama and South Korea's President Park Geun-hye -- if only.That's the lament of Jonathan Pollack, senior fellow on China and East Asian Studies at the Brookings Institution in Washington. PresidentXi "has not picked up the phone to talk to President Park or [...]

Is It Time for Bloomberg to Saddle Up?

2 weeks agoNews : Newsweek: US

This article first appeared on the Brookings Institution site. So it’s come to this: time to seriously consider the possibility of Donald Trump winning the Republican nomination. What happens then? Here’s a doozy of an idea: a viable...Show More Summary

NPR Misleads Public on Budget Deficits and Central Banks

Morning Edition had an interview with David Wessel, the director of the Hutchins Center on Fiscal and Monetary Policy at the Brookings Institution, about the sharp drop in world commodity prices. Wessel noted that the fall in pricesShow More Summary

QUESTION ASKED AND ANSWERED: “Can D.C. afford a $15/hour minimum wage?”, the left-leaning Brooks Ins…

QUESTION ASKED AND ANSWERED: “Can D.C. afford a $15/hour minimum wage?”, the left-leaning Brooks Institute asked in July. Yesterday’s Washington Post article headlined “District leaders furious Walmart breaking promise to build stores...Show More Summary

Libs and the Associated Press Discover That the Obama Era Has Hurt the Poor, Won't Call Obama Out

The Brookings Institution, the leftist think tank, is wailing and gnashing its teeth over its finding that in many metro areas, "income inequality," their favorite bogeyman, is being "driven by declining incomes" among their poorest residents. Show More Summary

State of the Union: Obama Must Rediscover His Message of Hope

4 weeks agoNews : Newsweek: US

This article was first published on the Brookings Institution site. As President Barack Obama finalizes his State of the Union address, he must go beyond simply specifying agenda items and sharpening applause lines. After seven years...Show More Summary

Race Matters: Study Shows Black Men Are Six Times More Likely To Die From Gun Violence Than Suicide

Black Men Are Six Times More Likely To Die From Gun Violence Than Suicide A recent study by the The Brookings Institute of Washington, DC shows that young Black men are more likely to die from gun violence than suicide.

Black Students Do Just Fine at Elite Schools. Justice Scalia Take Note

2 months agoNews : Newsweek: US

This article first appeared on the Social Mobility Memos blog on the Brookings Institution site. Affirmative action policies in college admissions are currently occupying the attention of the U.S. Supreme Court. These policies typically...Show More Summary

How Bob Dole Got America Addicted To Marijuana Taxes

Brookings Institution: How Bob Dole Got America Addicted to Marijuana Taxes, by Pat Oglesby: As states legalize marijuana, more marijuana businesses are opening across the country. An obscure 1982 brainchild of Bob Dole’s Senate Finance Committee, section 280E of the federal tax code, is hitting state-legal marijuana sellers in the...

Why did Brookings Institution hold a secret panel countering BDS?

The Brookings Institution acts as an arm of the Israel lobby when it convenes a secret panel on Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions that surely opposes a campaign Israel's PM has called an "existential" threat. Jeffrey Goldberg wisecracks that the panel is the "Dimona of panels."

The US and Iran still have totally opposite objectives in Syria

“Yes, there is a strategy,” US Secretary of State John Kerry said of US policy in Syria in his December 5th address at the Brookings Institution. The US strategy, he explained, has three components: “Mobilising a coalition to defeatShow More Summary

Scholars Shine New Light on Old Truths for Fighting Poverty

Two of the oldest and most venerated public policy institutes in Washington, D.C., the American Enterprise Institute and the Brookings Institution, have produced a new joint report dealing with the

Brookings conference on ‘future for Israelis and Palestinians’ featured zero Palestinians

Jim Crow rules for the Brooking Institution's three-day conference on US-Israel relations: no Palestinian speakers were on the agenda, though Palestinians make up 20 percent of Israeli population and the conference claimed to focus on "future for Israelis and Palestinians"

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