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Avoiding Armageddon: South Asia's Perennial Challenge

Malik Siraj Akbar | Posted 06.05.2013 | Home
Malik Siraj Akbar

It is simply hard to overlook today's South Asia because of the enormous challenges it faces and economic opportunities it offers. South Asia, especially India, offers remarkable opportunities of economic cooperation for the United States.

Forced Migration? Facing an Uncomfortable Future

American Anthropological Association | Posted 05.29.2013 | Green
American Anthropological Association

Currently the U.S. has no unified federal program that provides guidance and funding for the relocation of affected communities such as those in Alaska that are pummeled by coastal storms.

What Is the Impact of a School District?

Eric Lerum | Posted 05.29.2013 | Politics
Eric Lerum

The Brookings report finds that there are districts at both ends of the spectrum: districts that negatively impact student achievement and districts whose impacts are significantly positive. There is a clear delineation among districts that add and subtract value when it comes to student learning.

Study Reveals Sad Truth About Income Inequality

The Huffington Post | Bonnie Kavoussi | Posted 03.22.2013 | Business

If you're poor, you have a smaller chance of getting rich now than in the 1980s, a new study suggests. The study, released Thursday by the Brooking...

Obama's Approval Numbers Drop 7 Points

Reuters | Posted 05.05.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON, March 6 (Reuters) - Less than two months into his second term, President Barack Obama's approval rating has dropped and Americans blame ...

Preschool: A Nonpartisan No-brainer

Susan Ochshorn | Posted 04.24.2013 | Politics
Susan Ochshorn

Obama may well be hedging his bets. But as a believer in taxpayer-funded preschool for all (I prefer the term "public good," thank you), I like to think that the president's paving the way for the whole nine yards. How about that legacy, on which he seems to be working so diligently?

The Audacity of Jobs

Ed Crego, George Muñoz and Frank Islam | Posted 04.16.2013 | Politics
Ed Crego, George Muñoz and Frank Islam

Some pundits assert that in doing so he was taking his eye off the ball. We would argue quite the contrary. Putting jobs and wages in the direct line of sight is exactly what needs to be done to move the economy forward in a manner that benefits the middle class and average Americans.

Trade That Hurts

Leo W. Gerard | Posted 03.16.2013 | Business
Leo W. Gerard

If America can't manufacture No. 2 pencils, how long will it be before it can't manufacture ballistic missiles? Maybe that's the pitchfork manufacturing workers need to prod politicians to deal with middle class job uncertainty.

Let's Make America the Creation Nation Again

Ed Crego, George Muñoz and Frank Islam | Posted 03.12.2013 | Business
Ed Crego, George Muñoz and Frank Islam

We define "Creation Nation" as a country in which the private and public sector collaborate to develop and commercialize innovative products and services that create businesses or business opportunities that grow the economy and generate good-paying, value-added jobs.

Don't Fence Me in: The Need for Strategic Immigration Reform

Ed Crego, George Muñoz and Frank Islam | Posted 03.09.2013 | Politics
Ed Crego, George Muñoz and Frank Islam

The evidence is overwhelming; talented and skilled immigrants have been a driving force in building the nation's intellectual, human and financial capital. But, our immigration system and policies are neither designed nor structured to magnify those contributions. They need to be.

Facing Political Hurdles, High-Quality Student Tests Are Hard To Come By

brookings | Matthew M. Chingos | Posted 12.13.2012 | Education

This piece comes to us courtesy of The Brookings Institution. Standardized testing in the U.S. has generated considerable controversy as the uses o...

Will Malala's Heroism Turn The Tide For Women And Girls?

Christine Horansky | Posted 12.26.2012 | Impact
Christine Horansky

Malala's bravery has put a human face to the struggles and aspirations of young women who live in difficult, dangerous parts of the world where they must face down overwhelming odds every day.

New Report Shows Green Job Growth

The Huffington Post | Samreen Hooda | Posted 10.17.2012 | Green

Job growth is one of the most important issues of the 2012 election, and a recent report suggests that continued investment in green jobs could be a b...

America's Poorest States

24/7 Wall St. | Michael B. Sauter, Samuel Weigley, Brian Zajac and Alexander E. M. Hess | Posted 09.23.2012 | Business

From 24/7 Wall St: Median household income in the United States declined for the second straight year, according to data released from the U.S. Census...

Selective Counterterrorism Practices Threaten Social Mobility of American Muslims

Sahar Aziz | Posted 08.15.2012 | Politics
Sahar Aziz

At the Brookings' U.S. Islamic World Forum in Doha, Deputy National Security Advisor Denis McDonough was asked whether President Obama would implement his Cairo speech commitment to stop government discrimination against American Muslims.

Detroit Shows Big Job Growth In One Sector

Posted 05.09.2012 | Detroit

Reversing the trend of the previous decade, Detroit has added more manufacturing jobs in the last two years than all but one other metropolitan area i...

Benefits Of Social Media And Video Games In Classrooms

| Nick Pandolfo | Posted 04.30.2012 | Education

This piece comes to us courtesy of The Hechinger Report's Digital blog. Social media, video games, blogs and wikis are playing increasingly importa...

Luke Johnson

Rubio Calls For Bipartisanship In Foreign Policy Speech

HuffingtonPost.com | Luke Johnson | Posted 04.25.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) gave a major foreign policy address Wednesday at the Brookings Institution, the prominent liberal think tank, ...

The Link Between Housing, Education, and Opportunity

Jonathan Rothwell | Posted 04.19.2012 | Education
Jonathan Rothwell

Reforming discriminatory zoning laws and taking other steps to promote residential and school integration could have potentially large benefits to the nation's future by making educational opportunity more equal.

20 Metros Recovering Worst From The Recession

The Huffington Post | Harry Bradford | Posted 03.28.2012 | Business

In the elusive quest for a sustainable economic recovery, some areas have fared better than others. Only 19 of the 100 largest U.S. metropolitan a...

The Unfathomable Cost of the United States Nuclear Program

William Rose | Posted 04.30.2012 | Home
William Rose

If you're not terrified by the statistics of military error (and there are plenty of close encounters) you should be in awe of the fact that world leaders will spend $1 trillion in the next 10 years on nuclear weapons.

Mother America Always Loved Manufacturing Most

Leo W. Gerard | Posted 04.28.2012 | Business
Leo W. Gerard

It's illogical, even unpatriotic to use tax dollars to subsidize companies that send jobs overseas, transferring America's manufacturing power to foreign countries like China.

Jobs of the Future

Howard Silverman | Posted 04.25.2012 | Green
Howard Silverman

2012-02-24-501 Instead of a report, we developed an illustration. At this unusual time, we need to think expansively not categorically: How do we build long-term well-being for people and place?

Money for Nothing? TransCanada Blew $1.3 Million on Federal Lobbying for Keystone XL in 2011

Corbin Hiar | Posted 03.27.2012 | Green
Corbin Hiar

TransCanada, the pipeline company pushing the recently rejected Keystone XL project, spent $410,000 on federal lobbying during the last three months of 2011 -- a new quarterly high for the company.

Brookings Is World's Top Think Tank, Report Shows

| Posted 01.19.2012 | DC

By Ambreen Ali Roll Call Staff The Brookings Institution ranked once again as the world's top think tank in an annual survey out today. The inf...