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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.

RANDY BARNETT: Out of touch law professor criticizes Judge Gorsuch and “originalism.” Good poi…

RANDY BARNETT: Out of touch law professor criticizes Judge Gorsuch and “originalism.” Good point here: I have a question for the Brookings Institution that never seems to occur to nonoriginalists on the Left: Why would you possibly want a nonoriginalist “living constitutionalist” conservative judge or justice who can bend the meaning of the text to […]

Does Government Know Best About Fathers?

The American Enterprise Institute (where I am a visiting fellow) and the Brookings Institute have launched a joint project on paid family leave. The project has got several good people with differing political perspectives thinking about...Show More Summary

Macro Musings Podcast: Eswar Prasad

My latest Macro Musings podcast is with Eswar Prasad. Eswar is a professor of economics at Cornell University and a senior fellow at Brookings Institution. He joined me to talk about his new book, Gaining Currency: the Rise of the Renminbi. Show More Summary

Trump’s Apologist

Last May, Robert Kagan of the Brookings Institution wrote a prescient essay about American fascism. He pointed to Donald Trump’s emphasis on “feelings of resentment” and his “disrespect for the niceties of the democratic culture.” Kagan...Show More Summary

Northwestern Study: Excellent Teaching Is Unrelated To Excellent Research (And Vice Versa)

Brookings Institution: Are Great Teachers Poor Scholars?, by David Figlio (Northwestern) & Morton O. Schapiro (Northwestern): Colleges and universities must balance many goals, and research universities in particular aspire to excellence in both teaching and research. Show More Summary

I Help Create the Automated Technologies That Are Taking Jobs

You would not know it from the discussions about the economic issues of the nation’s industrial heartland, but manufacturing is at an all-time high in the United States according to a November 2016 Brookings Institution study. The manufacturing recovery since the Great Recession has been quite remarkable. Show More Summary

Civil Rights Lawyer Sums Up the Struggle for Suffrage in the 21st Century In 60 Seconds

Click here for reuse options! Voter suppression is "baked into [America's] DNA," explained Myrna Pérez at a Brookings Institute panel. Voter suppression affects election outcomes far more than voter fraud, despite President Trump's perpetuation of the far-right conspiracy theory that millions of Americans voted illegally. Show More Summary

This is the future of marijuana

2 months agoNews : The Raw Story

Marijuana: A Short History by John Hudak (2016, Brookings Institution Press, 217 pp., $14.95 PB) Marijuana is going mainstream, as evidenced by the spread of medical marijuana and now outright legalization, not to mention its pervasive and increasingly favorable position in popular culture. In the...

This Is the Future of Marijuana

Click here for reuse options! If you need a quick read to get up to speed on weed, John Hudak's book is a great place to start. Marijuana: A Short History by John Hudak (2016, Brookings Institution Press, 217 pp., $14.95 PB) Marijuana...Show More Summary

Is Donald Trump Above the Law?

Norm Eisen, an expert in government ethics and a Fellow at the Brookings Institution, is our guest on the latest episode of Political Wire Conversations. Listen here: Subscribe via iTunes or Google Play to get new episodes automatically downloaded to [...]

Larry Summers ‘sees no merit’ in Trump’s $1 trillion infrastructure plan

In a Brookings Institution conference keynote on January 9, Harvard professor and former Treasury Secretary Lawrence Summers criticized President-elect Trump's infrastructure plan. Trump plans to budget $1 trillion for highway, waterway, airport, and bridge projects. Show More Summary

Tax Policy In The Trump Administration

Bloomberg, Jamie Dimon on Trump, Taxes, and a U.S. Renaissance Bloomberg, Trump Tax a Wild Card for Oil Boing Boing, Tim Cook Confirms: Tech Met With Trump to Ask for Billions in Tax Breaks Brookings Institution, Paying for an ACA Replacement Becomes Near Impossible If the Law’s Tax Increases Are...

U.S. population posts one of slowest growth rates since '30s

The U.S. population, meanwhile, posted one of its lowest growth rates since the late 1930s, shortly after the Great Depression, said Brookings Institution demographer William Frey. That's largely because baby-boomer generation population...Show More Summary

Local Policy Responses To Federal Changes May Mean More Inequality

"There's a sense that mayors are now going to be the first line of resistance to Trump policies," said Amy Liu, Vice President and Director of the Metropolitan Policy Program at The Brookings Institution in a phone interview. She was...Show More Summary

Debt Crisis: Study Show HBCU Students Borrow $40K More Than PWI Peers

3 months agoPop Culture / Celebrity : Bossip

HBCU Students Borrow $40K More Than PWI Peers We previously reported that the Brookings Institution found that African-American college students graduated with at least $7,400 more in student loans than their white peers. Now, The Root reports that the

Former WH ethics lawyer: If Trump refuses to divest, he'll be in direct violation of Constitution

3 months agoUS Politics / Liberal : Daily Kos

Norman Eisen is a fellow that the Brookings Institute, a nonprofit public policy organization in D.C. From 2009 to 2011, he was Special Counsel to the President and Special Assistant to the President. He is an expert in government ethics. Show More Summary

Obama’s Last Chance to Bring Lasting Peace to Israel

On Sunday, Secretary of State John Kerry left the door open to a possible move by President Obama on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict during his remaining weeks in office. In remarks at the Brookings Institution’s Saban Forum, KerryShow More Summary

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