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Williamson Presents Why Americans Are Proud To Pay Taxes Today at Columbia

Vanessa S. Williamson (Brookings Institution) presents Read My Lips: Why Americans Are Proud to Pay Taxes (Princeton University Press 2017) at Columbia today as part of its Davis Polk & Wardwell Tax Policy Colloquium Series hosted by Alex Raskolnikov and Wojciech Kopczuk: Conventional wisdom holds that Americans hate taxes. But...

Writer Max Brooks explains military procedures in place ‘to give the grownups time’ to stop Trump for nuclear war

5 days agoNews : The Raw Story

Max Brooks, who’s currently serving as the non-resident fellow at the Modern War Institute at West Point, has worked to “challenge old ways of thinking and encourage mental agility and flexibility for problem solvers and leaders,” according to his website. During his Friday...

Women are better in tech than men, says a report - CNET

The Brookings Institution finds that women have better digital skills than men but are still underrepresented in the industry.

Stop focusing just on startups: Digitalization of U.S. workforce impacts every industry, report finds

Brookings Institution report finds broad technological shifts in the workplace, akin to another ‘Industrial Revolution,’ and cities should take note When Mark Muro, a senior fellow and researcher at the Brookings Institution, began studying...Show More Summary

Debating America's Purpose

Curt Mills Politics, North America Representatives of the Brookings Institution are no fan of the president, but they disagree with the classical liberal Right that the United States should veer far from its present course. Representatives...Show More Summary

Integrating Pathology and Radiology Images to Improve Cancer Treatment

Stony Brook University is part of a national five-year $8 million grant from the National Cancer Institute (NCI) to develop a testbed for using data analytics and radiology and pathology images to better steer cancer treatment.

What TPC Does and Why We Do It

Since we were founded in 2002 as a joint venture of the Urban Institute and the Brookings Institution, the Tax Policy Center (TPC) has brought...

Downloadable Dataset of Pell Recipient Graduation Rates

Earlier this week, my blog post summarizing new data on Pell Grant recipients’ graduation rates at four-year colleges was released through the Brookings Institution’s Brown Center Chalkboard blog. I have since received several questions...Show More Summary

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Anacleto Rapping, Los Angeles Times photographer and "my best friend for 30 years."

Anacleto Rapping, photographer, photography, photojournalism, Yosemite, Brooks Institute, Nelson Mandela, apartheid, South Africa, USA Women's soccer, Ocean's Eleven, Don Cheadle, Oscars, Academy Awards.

Did Donald Trump obstruct justice?

The Brookings Institute has just released a 108-page, single-spaced, fully-footnoted, tightly-reasoned indictment of Donald Trump. The whole document is here. At the risk of spoiling it for you, here is the key part of the conclusion:  With that caveat, our review of the facts and the law leads us to the view that the president likely... View Article

Top Washington Think Tank: Trump ‘Likely Obstructed Justice’

last monthHumor / odd : Snopes

The Brookings Institution says in a report that firing Special Counsel Robert Mueller would strengthen the evidence of improper conduct.

Trump’s constant demands for loyalty may be his undoing

Donald Trump is a man who craves respect, both from his peers in the form of praise and from his subordinates in the form of loyalty. Unfortunately, as a new report by the Brookings Institution explains, that need for loyalty and devotion may eventually be his undoing. During the 2016 campaign, Trump stood out for […]

Scholars Say Trump Likely Obstructed Justice

From a new Brookings Institution paper: “Our review of the facts and the law leads us to the view that the president likely obstructed justice. Should that conclusion be borne out, we believe he will be held to account under [...]

Tippets: Interview with Travis van Leeuwen, Sea Run Brook Trout

2 months agoHobbies / Fishing : MidCurrent

Talking about everything from his work and research with bonefish on the island of Eleuthera to his start in fly fishing in British Columbia, Travis van Leeuwen, PhD of the Cape Eleuthera Institute in The Bahamas, sits down for a … more ?

Are Trump’s generals on the verge of committing the biggest blunder of his presidency?

3 months agoNews : The Raw Story

Arming Ukraine has always been a bad idea. It was a bad idea when it was first proposed by the Brookings Institution in early 2015 and it’s a bad idea now that Defense Secretary James Mattis is reviving it. It was a bad idea under Barack Obama, before Russia’s alleged meddling in the 2016 U.S....

Are Trump's Generals on the Verge of Committing the Biggest Blunder of His Presidency?

James Mattis is considering arming Ukraine—a strategy that's sure to backfire. Arming Ukraine has always been a bad idea. It was a bad idea when it was first proposed by the Brookings Institution in early 2015 and it’s a bad idea now that Defense Secretary James Mattis is reviving it. Show More Summary

“National security imperative of addressing foreign cyber interference in U.S. elections”

Brookings event: When: Friday, September 8, 2017, 10:30 a.m. — 12:00 p.m. Where: The Brookings Institution, Saul/Zilkha Room, 1775 Massachusetts Ave, NW, Washington, DC What: Free and fair elections are a foundational pillar of American democracy, one it has held other countries … Continue reading ?

Combating antiviral drug resistance with dynamic therapeutics

(Carl R. Woese Institute for Genomic Biology, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign) Christopher Brooke, assistant professor of microbiology at the University of Illinois and member of the Infection Genomics for One Health research theme at the Carl R. Show More Summary

Germany doesn’t celebrate Nazi heroes. Why are we glorifying the Confederacy?

3 months agoNews : The Raw Story

This article first appeared on the Brookings Institution site. Over the weekend, a car plowed into a crowd following a white supremacist rally in Charlottesville. One woman died. While Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe denounced the tragedy in strong terms, President Trump’s first reaction was to...

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