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This is the future of marijuana

4 days 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

Weekly SSRN Tax Article Review And Roundup

This week, Ari Glogower (Ohio State) reviews a new article by Donald Marron (Urban Institute), Goldilocks Meets Private Equity: Taxing Carried Interest Just Right, 31 Tax Policy and the Economy (Urban Institute & Brookings Institution Tax Policy Center, 2016). Policy debates over carried interest reform generally focus on the benefits...

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

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

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

The parallels between Trumpism and Islamism shouldn’t be overblown

2 months agoReligion : Erasmus

SHADI HAMID is one of the most interesting and provocative figures on the circuit of Islam-watchers and Middle East pundits in Washington, DC. A senior fellow of the Brookings Institution, a think-tank, he has been raising his voice recently to make two assertions which seem, at first sight, to run in different directions.

Why Studying Middle East Politics Helped This Expert Understand Trump's Appeal

Donald Trump’s election was a frightening event for many Muslim Americans ? and Shadi Hamid, a senior fellow at the Brookings Institution, was no exception. Hamid, author of Islamic Exceptionalism: How the Struggle Over Islam Is Reshaping...Show More Summary

"Do We Have A Liquidity Problem Post-Criris?" Fed Vice Chair Fischer Answers - Live Feed

Vice Chairman Stanley Fischer is speaking at the Brookings Institution in Washington, on the topic of "Do We Have a Liquidity Problem Post-Crisis?" Not surprisingly, Fischer's answer is that "liquidity is adequate by most measures, in...Show More Summary

Long Time Mass Surveillance Defenders Freak Out Now That Trump Will Have Control

2 months agoIndustries / Law : Techdirt

The Lawfare blog, run by the Brookings Institution, has long reliably been a good source to go to for reading what defenders of mass surveillance and the surveillance state are thinking -- in a non-hysterical way. While I disagree with much of what's posted on there, it tends to be thoughtful and interesting reading. Show More Summary

System opens up high-performance programming to nonexperts

(Massachusetts Institute of Technology) Researchers from MIT's Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory and Stony Brook University have developed a new system that allows users to describe what they want their programs to do in very general terms. Show More Summary

Shivshankar Menon on Books and Writing

Shivshankar Menon is a distinguished fellow at the Brookings Institution, a think tank. Ambassador Menon previously held various positions with the Indian Foreign Service and served as India's National Security Advisor from 2010 to 2014. This...Show More Summary

Race Matters: Study Shows Black College Students Graduate With More Debt Than White Students

3 months agoPop Culture / Celebrity : Bossip

Black College Students Graduate With More Debt Than Whites A new study from the Brookings Institution shows that African-American college students graduate with at least $7,400 more in student loans than their white counterparts reports MIC: Four years after

Report: Trump victory will likely lead to major downfall of global financial markets

3 months agoLifestyle / Fashion : AOL: Style

On Friday, the non-partisan Brookings Institution released a paper which describes the expected impact of the outcome of the 2016 U.S. presidential election on the global financial markets, reports the Huffington Post. Authored by the...Show More Summary

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