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Cuba: Open for Business?

Enrique J. Rueda-Sabater | Posted 09.21.2016 | Impact
Enrique J. Rueda-Sabater

The recently published book by Richard E. Feinberg provides a good opportunity to revisit the economic prospects of Cuba. In the book's title the que...

DIY, Gig, Corporate Giants: How Big and Small Play Well Together in the New Economy

Blair Forlaw | Posted 12.15.2016 | Business
Blair Forlaw

Did you hear that one of our fave DIY resources is changing with the times? I call Home Depot one of our favorites, because they are the fourth largest retailer in the United States, with consistent sales growth over the past two years. Haven't we all shopped there at some point?

Americans Aren't Sure Anything In America Works Anymore

The Huffington Post | Ariel Edwards-Levy | Posted 11.17.2015 | Politics

Here's a brief, non-exhaustive list of things that a new poll says Americans don't have much faith in: the government, businesses, the economy, the po...

Elizabeth Warren Made Washington Angry Again

The Huffington Post | Zach Carter | Posted 10.02.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The American political elite have never really been riled up over Elizabeth Warren's policy positions. They're just frightened by the cu...

Why We Should Erase The Concept Of A Fixed 'Retirement Age'

Ann Brenoff | Posted 05.28.2016 | Fifty
Ann Brenoff

The old-age dependency ratio we rely on has a big, glaring weakness: It assumes that at age 65 everyone will become an 'old-age dependent' -- meaning retire and leave the workforce. And the reality is, that isn't the case now and certainly won't be true in the future.

Samantha Lachman

Hillary Clinton Gratifies A Major Donor In Israel-Centric Conversation | Samantha Lachman | Posted 12.15.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton presented herself as both a staunch defender of Israel’s security and a supporter of continu...

How What We Measure Doesn't Measure Up

Blair Forlaw | Posted 01.20.2015 | Politics
Blair Forlaw

As if it weren't bad enough that the Information Age deluged us with data, now we're finding out that some of our favorite metrics aren't telling us what we really want to know.

The Death Of The American Dream, Explained In Legos

The Huffington Post | Emily Cohn | Posted 08.20.2014 | Business

The above video featuring Richard V. Reeves, a fellow at the Brookings Institution, is part of an interactive feature that Brookings published Wednes...

The Promise: The Families Of Sandy Hook And The Long Road To Gun Safety

Brookings Institution | Posted 09.14.2013 | Politics

It was the saddest roll call I've ever heard. "I'm Nelba; my daughter's name is Ana; she was six." "I'm Mark; my son's name was Daniel; he was seven."...

Why Obama's Minimum Wage Proposal Still Isn't Enough

The Huffington Post | Caroline Fairchild | Posted 07.03.2013 | Business

When President Barack Obama called on Congress to raise the federal minimum wage to $9 per hour in his 2013 State Of The Union Address, he defended th...

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...

Cities Where Workers Most Use Public Transit

The Huffington Post | Harry Bradford | Posted 11.23.2011 | Business

In such an urbanized country as the United States, it surprises how few of the nation's workers depend on public transport to make their daily commute...

Amanda M. Fairbanks

Struggling Grads: Don't Fret, College Ultimately Worth The Cost | Amanda M. Fairbanks | Posted 08.27.2011 | College

NEW YORK -- Creighton Olsen routinely questions the wisdom of his college investment. Specifically, whether his struggle to secure a decent-paying ...

Lucia Graves

Wide Disparities In Public Transit Access Keep Residents From Jobs, Brookings Study Says | Lucia Graves | Posted 07.12.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Seven in 10 working-age metropolitan residents live within three-quarters of a mile of a transit stop. But a new study from the Brooking...

Lessons Learned From Libya: America Can't Afford Another Autocrat, Neither Can Democracy

Rep. Mike Honda | Posted 06.08.2011 | World
Rep. Mike Honda

Consistency provides America with protection by undermining the criticism used to rally recruits in counter-U.S. efforts. An inconsistent track record -- humanitarian intervention in some cases but not others -- gives fodder to our foes.

Brookings Loses Bid on Orszag but Takes Kagan From Carnegie

Steve Clemons | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Steve Clemons

Word has just reached us that Robert Kagan -- one of the top tier serious intellectuals among neoconservatives, and currently Senior Fellow at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace -- is moving his franchise over to Brookings.

Charlie Rose Meet Dr. Z

Jordan Dey | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jordan Dey

With Afghan President Hamid Karzai's visit to Washington now officially confirmed for May, the time is ripe for the American public to meet the other ...

10 Highly Productive Cities Where The Economy Is Beginning To Turn Around (PHOTOS)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

The unemployment rate in America hasn't budged of late, but the flat jobless rate may not tell the whole story. More than a few smaller, dynamic cit...

In Ending DADT, America Comes Out of the Closet

Nathaniel Frank | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Nathaniel Frank

If there's one lesson we should have learned in the debate over gay service, it's that "don't ask, don't tell" was never about military effectiveness. It was a moral and political abuse of power, propped up by a ban on speaking truth to that power.

Brookings Institution Fellow Responds To Rahm Emanuel Shot

Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel recently took a shot at The Brookings Institution, suggesting it didn't live in the political real world. He p...

Vested Interests in Afghanistan

Derrick Crowe | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Derrick Crowe

Bruce Riedel at Brookings says we have a vested interest in shoring up Karzai's legitimacy. That's not surprising, given that Riedel certainly has such a vested interest.

Failing the Stimulus

Harry Moroz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Harry Moroz

The stimulus package worked to make life better for "victims of the recession." What is disappointing is that the programs politicians had the most say in are the most flawed.

Not Your Mother's Federalism

Harry Moroz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Harry Moroz

Matt Yglesias at Think Progress has a good synopsis of a new Democracy article that both points out the importance of metropolitan regions to the nati...

My Conversation with Ken Pollack

Charlie Rose | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Charlie Rose

2008-07-24-charliepull.jpgHere is part of my conversation with Ken Pollack, author of A Path Out of the Desert: A Grand Strategy for America in the Middle East.