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The Central Role of Religion in Diplomacy

Secretary Kerry acknowledged in his remarks on religion and diplomacy at Rice University's Baker Institute for Public Policy that "Religion today remains deeply consequential, affecting the values, the actions, the choices, the worldview of people in every walk of life on every continent." 

The 9 fastest-growing cities in the US

In the wake of the Great Recession and the subsequent uneven recovery, some US cities have grown faster than others. To track where urban economic growth is happening, nonprofit public policy organization Brookings Institution launched...Show More Summary

Cracks showing in Germany's fragile truce with the ECB

"The big challenge for Mario Draghi will be to prepare the Bundestag and German public for a further easing of monetary policy," said Marcel Fratzscher, head of the DIW economic institute and a former senior official at the ECB. That message is unlikely to go down well in Berlin. Show More Summary

The pound is tumbling (USD, DXY, JPY, NZD, NOK)

The British pound is tumbling. The currency is down by 0.9% at 1.2962 against the dollar as of 7:28 a.m. ET. Earlier in the day, data from the Institute for Public Policy Research showed that jobs openings in the finance industry inShow More Summary

Q&A: Pulling Back the Curtain on Education Philanthropy

Peter Smith, Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy University of Michigan public policy professor, Megan Tompkins-Stange Private foundations give millions of dollars to public education every year, but these powerful institutions typically...Show More Summary

Brexit: NHS Would 'Collapse' If EU Workers Left, Report Warns

last monthNews : Newsweek: US

The U.K.’s National Health Service (NHS) would collapse without its 57,000 employees from the European Union, according to a report published Thursday. The report by the Institute of Public Policy Research (IPPR) coincided with the first...Show More Summary

TODAY’S STUDY: A Deeper Look At Utilities – Arizona Public Service

Arizona Public Service Company/Pinnacle West Nancy LaPlaca, July 2016 (Energy and Policy Institute) Summary Despite the fact that Arizona is the sunniest state in the U.S., it is falling far behind on solar installations, and by the close of 2015, had fallen from 2nd in total U.S. Show More Summary

Economics think tank: Teachers screwed as their pay keeps falling behind that of comparable workers

2 months agoUS Politics / Liberal : Daily Kos

x Embedded Content [Use the graphic’s scroll bar to see all the states.] The liberal Economic Policy Institute published a white paper Tuesday showing that in “2015, public school teachers’ weekly wages were 17.0 percent lower than those...Show More Summary

Will Happer Drills For Support With Lamar Smith, Ted Cruz And Texas Public Policy Foundation

Attachment Size Annotated TPPF Crossroads agenda 496.49 KB PART 1. Inside the machinery of doubt - money, think tanks, politicians and “experts” all agree in TexasWill Happer rebranded part of the George C. Marshall Institute ( GMI )...Show More Summary

Tax Policy Center Seeks To Hire A New Director

The Urban Institute seeks a Center Director/Robert C. Pozen Director for the Urban-Brookings Tax Policy Center: The preferred candidate will be an entrepreneurial leader in the field of taxation and public finance who offers a compelling vision for the Tax Policy Center’s future. Background on TPC Founded in 2002 as...

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Bridging the Gap Between Science and Policy for Water Security

3 months agoUtilities / Water : Water Matters

To tackle the challenge of how to effectively educate important stakeholders about ground water in the United States, 11 graduate students from the Earth Institute and School of International and Public Affairs MPA in Environmental Science and Policy program were asked to recommend a strategy to improve scientific literacy among policymakers and investors.

'Wanding' for weapons at Los Angeles public schools

3 months agoHealth : LA Times: Health

For 23 years after L.A. schools started conducting random weapons checks on students, not a single parent complained, according to leaders at the Los Angeles Unified School District. The policy was instituted after a gun brought to school in 1993 by a 15-year-old accidentally discharged, killing...

New Mexico Publication: 'Water Resilience in a Time of Uncertainty - How Can Our Water Laws & Policies Better Support Water Resilience?'

4 months agoUtilities / Water : WaterWired

This publication from the New Mexico Water Resources Research Institute (NMWRRI) is the report of a conference held in October 2014 by the University of New Mexico's Utton Transboundary Resources Center. It reports on ideas for improving New Mexico water law and policy. Some of the ideas might be appropriate...

Study Finds State Oil Cos More Prone to Corruption

“Bribes to high government officials are more likely when contract awarding authority is vested in opaque institutions,” said Paasha Mahdavi, an assistant professor at Georgetown University’s McCourt School of Public Policy.

DFAT Secretary Peter Varghese on deep policy thinking in Australia

Yesterday the outgoing secretary for the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, Peter Varghese, delivered a fascinating and candid lecture at the Institute for Public Administration on the state of the public service and of public policy analysis in Australia. Show More Summary

Hispanic Voters Will Decide Bernie Sanders’s Fate in California

Three recent surveys from highly rated polling firms (Marist College, Field and Public Policy Institute of California) show Bernie Sanders just 2 points behind Hillary Clinton in California. Clinton is ahead by double digits, however, in other polls, including one that has her up by 18 percentage points. It’s making for another confusing finish in […]

It Starts to Get Interesting in the Golden State

[guest post by JVW] Both Fox News and the Sacramento Bee are reporting on the latest Public Policy Institute of California poll that shows Hillary! Rodham Clinton, the Once and Future Inevitable Next President of the United States, with a slim 46% – 44% lead over Socialist senator Bernard Sanders of lily-white Vermont in the […]

When doing causal inference, define your treatment decision and then consider the consequences that flow from it

Danielle Fumia writes: I am a research at the Washington State Institute for Public Policy, and I work on research estimating the effect of college attendance on earnings. Many studies that examine the effect of attending college on earnings control for college degree receipt and work experience. Show More Summary

Bernie Sanders is running neck and neck with Hillary Clinton in the last major primary battle

Sen. Bernie Sanders appears to be closing in on Hillary Clinton in California, which holds the last major battle of the presidential primaries early next month. A new Public Policy Institute survey of California released Thursday found...Show More Summary

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