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John McCain: In the July 21 Section A, an article about Sen. John McCain’s bipartisan appeal referred to congressional scholar Norman Ornstein as being with the Brookings Institution. He is with the American Enterprise Institute in Washington. LAPD officer: In some copies of the July 22 Section...

Examining Variations in Marriage Rates Across Colleges

This piece originally appeared at the Brookings Institution’s Brown Center Chalkboard blog. Young adulthood is not only the time when most people attend college, but also a time when many marry. In fact, college attendance and marriage are linked and have social and economic consequences for individuals and their families. When (and if) people get... Read more »

Trump has no long-term foreign policy vision. Here’s how that’s hurting America.

Thomas Wright is the director of the Brookings Institution’s Center on the United States and Europe, and a senior fellow at Brookings. His new book, “All Measures Short of War: The Contest For the 21st Century and the Future of American Power,” looks at the prospects for the United States in a world where other […]

Carmaggeddon Continues - Slowdown Looms, Manufacturing Has Peaked This Cycle

Authored by Mike Shedlock via MishTalk.com, The Brookings Institute says Auto slowdown Flashes Caution Lights for Manufacturing Employment and Trump. A switch to self-driving, trends towards electric, and a glut of used cars are allShow More Summary

With Isis expelled from Mosul, the west cannot afford to ignore Iraq once again | Ranj Alaaldin

Although Islamic State’s caliphate has fallen, it would be a mistake to expect harmony in northern Iraq any time soon• Ranj Alaaldin is a visiting fellow at the Brookings Institution in Doha The liberation of Mosul is complete. Islamic State is unlikely to again govern and control large swaths of territory in the near future. Show More Summary

Political baseball: Happiness, unhappiness, and whose team is winning

Are conservatives happier than liberals. Arthur Brooks thinks so. Brooks is president of the American Enterprise Institute, a conservative think tank. And he’s happy, or at least he comes across as happy in his monthly op-EDS for the Times.  In those op-EDS, he sometimes claims that conservatives are generally happier. When you’re talking about the […]

America’s Political Center – Part 1

In a 09/01/1996 article for the Brookings Institution, Sarah A. Binder writes, “In a political system that demands compromise and accommodation to bring about change, the center is considered vital to the moderate, bipartisan public policymaking generally preferred by the American public. Show More Summary

On 1967 and Islamism

Earlier this month, the fiftieth anniversary of the Six Day War evoked some great writing, including a piece by Shadi Hamid of the Brookings Institution. His piece is entitled “The end of Nasserism: How the 1967 War opened new space for … Continue reading ?

"Tick, Tick, Tick" Comey Ally Scrambles To Explain Why "Next Trump Bombshell" Didn't Arrive Today

As we noted late last week, Benjamin Wittes, the Brookings Institution senior fellow and noted ally of former FBI Director James Comey, took to twitter to claim that another “bombshell” story, presumably related to the multiple investigations into whether the Trump camp colluded with the Russians, was in the works. Show More Summary

From the Comey camp, ‘laughter’ at idea he broke the law by leaking

Benjamin Wittes, editor in chief of the Lawfare blog and senior fellow at the Brookings Institution, told Yahoo News during an interview Friday that the suggestion by President Trump’s lawyer Marc Kasowitz that Comey should be investigated did not hold merit. Show More Summary

An Informed Experts Initial Views on James Comey’s Testimony Tomorrow

Benjamin Wittes is a senior fellow at the Brookings Institute and the editor in chief of Lawfare. He is also a friend of James Comey. Earlier this evening he shared his initial thoughts after reading the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence’s release of former FBI Director Comey’s prepared opening statement tomorrow. While I highly recommend […]

Kids exposed to lead may have higher rates of criminal activity: report

2 months agoNews / Crime : NYPost: Crime

A new report links high levels of lead exposure in children to criminal activity — which could have dire consequences for New York City, where schools have been plagued by lead contamination. The Brookings Institution took a look at numerous studies into the matter and found that everything from juvenile incarcerations to murders rates have...

Bipartisan Think Tanks Agree: Time is Now for Paid Parental Family Leave

Today, a bipartisan group of experts from the American Enterprise Institute and Brookings Institute (AEI-BI) announced that paid leave for American workers was an “issue whose time has come.” This consensus statement is from their report, “A new vision for paid family leave,” which wastes no time in noting that the U.S. Show More Summary

An economist says 66 countries could end poverty by giving their citizens free money

Foreign aid has its place in the quest to eradicate global poverty, but one economist believes free cash can go pretty far, too. John McArthur, senior fellow at the Brookings Institution, wrote in a recent blog post that 66 countries...Show More Summary

It turns out that the $110 billion Saudi arms is actually fake news

It turns out that the $110 billion Saudi Arabia arms deal that the Trump administration announced in May is actually "fake news," according to the Brookings Institution. Bruce Riedel, a senior fellow and director of the Brookings Intelligence...Show More Summary

REPORT: Trump’s $110B Saudi Arms Deal Is Fake

2 months agoLGBT / Gay : Joe. My. God.

The Brookings Institute, a nonpartisan think tank, reports: Last month, President Trump visited Saudi Arabia and his administration announced that he had concluded a $110 billion arms deal with the kingdom. Only problem is that there is no deal. Show More Summary

Donald Trump keeps bragging about a $110 billion Saudi arms deal that doesn't really exist

2 months agoUS Politics / Liberal : Daily Kos

Donald Trump went to Saudi Arabia and he did it again: claimed credit for a YUGE deal that doesn’t exist and if it did exist, started during the Obama administration. Bruce Riedel, a senior fellow at the Brookings Institution who has...Show More Summary

Brookings Institution Pushes Liberal Trash While Being Funded by TAXPAYERS

The Brookings Institution, which owns just about half-a-billion dollars and deep connections to numerous left-wing political figures, is disseminating their... The post Brookings Institution Pushes Liberal Trash While Being Funded by TAXPAYERS appeared first on The Gateway Pundit.

"Nobody knew border carbon adjustments could be so complicated"

Holy cow, the Brookings Institution is trolling President Trump with the title on the webpage. The title of the report is a bit different. We live in interesting times: In “The role of border carbon adjustments in a U.S. carbon tax,” Warwick McKibbin, Adele Morris, Peter Wilcoxen, and Weifeng Liu...

Inadequate Prison Sentences for Violent Criminals

Inadequate prison terms have become a major problem. A Brookings Institute study finds that, on average, the serious criminal commits twelve serious crimes a year. That means that a criminal sentenced to ten years and let out in four will, on average, commit seventy-two violent crimes during the time he should have been put in prison. Show More Summary

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