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Why are poor women so much likelier to have unintended pregnancies?

This post comes via Know More, Wonkblog's social media site. Poor women are much likelier than rich women to have an unintended pregnancy. According to a new report from the Brookings Institution, women below the poverty line are five times as likely to have an unplanned birth than women who make more than 400 percent […]

Meet The Lying Pantsuit Lady

A version of this piece first appeared at digby's Hullabaloo. GP article archive here. Image: American Petroleum Institute's Brooke Alexander, their trademark Pantsuit Lady I've written quite a bit (for example, here) about the spokesperson in the ubiquitous American Petroleum Institute (API) ads. Show More Summary

Confusing condominium

A couple of weeks ago, Martin S. Indyk, vice president and director of the Foreign Policy Program at the Brookings Institution and a former US ambassador to Israel, wrote a two-part series on the future of US relations in the Middle East. The choices, he wrote, came down to “a Joint Condominium with Iran or a Back to the Future...

Making It More Affordable to Raise a Baby Won’t Make Abortion Demand Obsolete

Can the abortion rate be reduced by improving social services? New data from the Brookings Institution suggests that answer is no, which makes sense: Women have abortions for more complex reasons than simply being too poor to parent. Image: Shutterstock The post Making It More Affordable to Raise a Baby Won’t Make Abortion Demand Obsolete appeared first on RH Reality Check.

Fed’s Regional Banks Are ‘Unconstitutional,’ Brookings Paper Says

The Federal Reserve’s 12 regional banks are “unconstitutional” and contribute to the popular misperception that the central bank is a privately owned institution not fully accountable to the public interest.

Why Do Poor Women Have More Abortions? 

Richard Reeves and Joanna Ventor of the Brookings Institution have a new paper out examining the impact income level has on unintended childbearing among single women. They found that women have about the same amount of sex regardless of class, but poorer women are five times as likely to have unintended births than more affluent women. Show More Summary

Study Finds Poor Women "Priced Out" of Family Planning 

A new report from the Brookings Institute, an influential Washington think tank, confirms what we all know: there's a direct link between family planning and income. The study found, "low-income women are less likely to use contraception and are less likely to have an abortion once pregnant." Read more...

Brookings Institution Hosting Panels on LNG Marine Fuel

The Brookings Institution, a Washington D.C.-based think tank, will host a two-panel discussion on the use of LNG as a marine fuel on Tuesday, March 3, the organization announced today.

Dreier Urged to Run for Senate in California

Former Rep. David Dreier (R-CA) “is among those being approached” about a potential U.S. Senate campaign in California, the Sacramento Bee reports. “A distinguished fellow at the Brookings Institution, he has over the decades repeatedly been mentioned as a likely [...] The post Dreier Urged to Run for Senate in California appeared first on Political Wire.

Tax Filing, Reform, and Rate Hikes

There are better ways to tie Affordable Care Act enrollment to tax filing season. This morning from 8:30 to 10:00 am, the Tax Policy Center and the Brookings Institution sponsor a panel and webcast examining ways to use tax filing to encourage people to buy insurance. Show More Summary

Weekly SSRN Tax Roundup

Gillian Brock (Harvard) & Hamish Russell (Toronto), Abusive Tax Avoidance and Institutional Corruption: The Responsibilities of Tax Professionals William Neil Brooks (York) & Kim Brooks (Dalhousie), The Supreme Court's 2013 Tax Cases:...Show More Summary

Stray voltage

More subjects that one can conveniently throw a stick at … so we’ll throw several sticks. Have you seen the latest Brookings Institute poll on Obama’s “greatness” as a President?  It is interesting.  They decided to poll the American Political Science Association.  Their “consensus”? First, President Obama ranks 18th overall, but beneath the surface of the […]

“It Could Be Worse for Obama. . .”

(Steven Hayward) Of perhaps you can file this post under “If you’ve lost the Brookings Institution...” The center-liberal Brookings Institution reported last week on the range of surveys of presidential experts (mostly liberals one can safely assume) who rank Obama as no more than middling. Show More Summary

Southeast Asia links: Picking on Prayuth, Strangio's Cambodia, Cobra Gold and more

Sebastian Strangio held an excellent Brookings Institution forum on Cambodia's political landscape. Thai authorities are investigating two pipebombs that exploded in Bangkok's busy Siam shopping district. The junta says it demonstrates...Show More Summary

Sanders First Senator To Announce He’ll Boycott Netanyahu Speech

Let’s hope he’s starting a trend. Speaking at the Brookings Institution on Monday, the potential 2016 presidential candidate said he might watch the speech on TV, but declared he will not attend. Sanders also spoke with Joy Reidon MSNBC about his position, and said House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) might have invited Netanyahu just to [...]

Bernie Sanders rips ‘casino capitalism’: ‘The business model of Wall Street is fraud and deception’

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Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) on Monday called out Wall Street for contributing to what he called a “grotesque and growing level of wealth and income inequality.” In a speech to the Brookings Institute’s Center for Effective Public Management, the ranking member of the Senate Budget...

Debate on Arming Ukraine Fractures Washington Think Tank

Ukraine isn't the only place consumed by civil war thanks to Russia. The venerable Brookings Institution, long one of Washington's most prestigious research centers, has fractured very publicly this week over Russia as well.

Ukraine Report Creates Conflict Within Brookings Institution

A new report co-produced by the Brookings Institution is not going over well within the think tank. The report calls for an escalation in tensions between the United States and Russia with a recommendation for the US to supply the government in Kiev with $3 billion worth of weapons. The report also had contributions from [...]

Where Are the Tech Jobs? Don’t Overlook Kansas and Utah

For anyone seeking a high-tech job in the U.S., the Brookings Institution has just published a map. Hint: Don’t overlook Wichita, Kan., or Provo, Utah.

Susan Rice to speak at Brookings, a Qatar-Funded Think Tank

Susan Rice, of infamous Benghazi fame, is scheduled to speak at the Brookings Institute. Brookings is a think tank based in Washington, D.C., and in recent years, received at least $7 million in funds from Qatar to research Iranian nuclear weapons and negotiations.

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