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Middle East Needs to Move to 'A New Economic Model,' According to IMF Official
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Middle East Needs to Move to 'A New Economic Model,' According to IMF Official
2021-05-07 19:54:36
by Daniel Mollenkamp

An official from the International Monetary Fund argued this week that the Middle East and Central Asia regions should shift towards a new and inclusive economic model as they emerge from the pandemic, echoing IMF claims that this is the... Read More

Russian Economy Damaged By Western Sanctions, Think Tank Finds
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Russian Economy Damaged By Western Sanctions, Think Tank Finds
2021-05-06 18:51:38
by Daniel Mollenkamp

WASHINGTON- Although western sanctions have not forced the Russian government to completely end its aggressions in Ukraine, the true impact of the sanctions has not been fully acknowledged, according to a new report from the Atlantic Council, an international affairs... Read More

GAO Knowledge Can Help Congressional Policies Keep Up with Tech Pace
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GAO Knowledge Can Help Congressional Policies Keep Up with Tech Pace
2021-05-04 12:52:29
by Victoria Turner

WASHINGTON - Policymaking is not keeping up with the quick pace of technology, said Marci Harris, co-founder and CEO of POPVOX yesterday. She insisted that the retrospective role that the Government Accountability Office, which takes on government financial and performance... Read More

Legislative Window For Vital Public Infrastructure Improvements Exists
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Legislative Window For Vital Public Infrastructure Improvements Exists
2021-04-19 14:26:50
by Daniel Mollenkamp

WASHINGTON - Public infrastructure researchers are saying the U.S. needs a new infrastructure vision, pointing to the Texas power grid failure in February as just the latest example of how vulnerable our long ignored and outdated systems have become. The... Read More

A Year of Online Learning: The Good, the Bad, the Ugly
Education
A Year of Online Learning: The Good, the Bad, the Ugly
2021-04-06 19:42:04
by Kate Michael

WASHINGTON — Online education had been on the rise for several years prior to COVID-19, but the pandemic fast-tracked a sudden pivot to emergency remote instruction. Over the past year, more students and faculty experienced and gained confidence in online... Read More

Reinvigorating Diplomacy with North Korea May Mean Compromise
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Reinvigorating Diplomacy with North Korea May Mean Compromise
2021-04-02 19:44:43
by Kate Michael

WASHINGTON — Former President Donald Trump started a diplomatic dialogue with North Korea, but he framed it as a personal connection with dictator Kim Jong Un. This method showed some early promise for a bilateral relationship but broke down at... Read More

BPC Report Shows How Mental Health Can Become Part of Primary Health Care
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BPC Report Shows How Mental Health Can Become Part of Primary Health Care
2021-04-02 13:54:04
by Sara Wilkerson

WASHINGTON - The Bipartisan Policy Center recently released a comprehensive report outlining legislative and regulatory changes that need to be made in order to make mental health a part of Americans’ primary health care experience.  In conjunction with the report’s... Read More

ESG Definitions and Standards Currently ‘A Little Bit of the Wild Wild West’
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ESG Definitions and Standards Currently ‘A Little Bit of the Wild Wild West’
2021-04-01 13:32:35
by Kate Michael

WASHINGTON — Environmental, Social, and Corporate Governance are three central factors that shareholders are increasingly using to measure the sustainability and societal impact of their investments in companies or businesses. But there continues to be a range of opinions on... Read More

U.S. Political System Is Broken, Democracy In Peril
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U.S. Political System Is Broken, Democracy In Peril
2021-03-31 19:21:54
by Daniel Mollenkamp

WASHINGTON - The declining levels of social cohesion and the inability to get things done are some of the biggest threats to the U.S., agreed a group of political scholars at a panel discussion about the future of democracy this... Read More

Lowering Healthcare Costs for Government, Businesses and Households
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Lowering Healthcare Costs for Government, Businesses and Households
2021-03-22 13:04:41
by Kate Michael

WASHINGTON — National Health Care Expenditures in the United States continue to grow at rates outpacing the broader economy. But there isn’t just broad agreement among the public and policymakers that healthcare is unaffordable. Many argue that patients aren’t even... Read More

Essential Workers Deserve More Than Praise
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Essential Workers Deserve More Than Praise
2021-03-18 20:55:55
by Victoria Turner

Lisa Harris has not physically seen her family since the beginning of the pandemic just to keep them safe from her. She is one of the 50 million essential workers fearing the virus every day, yet still going into work... Read More

For US to Remain Competitive Requires ‘Taking the Quantum Leap’
Education
For US to Remain Competitive Requires ‘Taking the Quantum Leap’
2021-03-05 16:34:42
by Victoria Turner

If the United States wants to remain competitive in the global marketplace for the rest of this century and beyond, it needs to foster education in the fields of science, technology, engineering and math, said a group of experts on... Read More

Third Way Proposes New Classification System of Higher Ed Outcomes
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Third Way Proposes New Classification System of Higher Ed Outcomes
2021-03-05 15:36:46
by Sara Wilkerson

WASHINGTON - A new report from Third Way, released this week, calls on lawmakers and researchers to prioritize and protect college students’ return-on-investment as the higher education sector continues to feel the impact of COVID..   In “Paying More for Less?... Read More

Immigration Advocates Weigh the Potential of Piecemeal Policies
Immigration
Immigration Advocates Weigh the Potential of Piecemeal Policies
2021-03-04 14:59:54
by Kate Michael

WASHINGTON — Immigration, an often controversial political topic, has played an important role in American history and continues to shape the nation today. While the United States actually has one of the most open immigration policies in the world, accepting... Read More

Economic Challenges Difficult, Not Insurmountable
Economy
Economic Challenges Difficult, Not Insurmountable
2021-02-22 17:54:19
by Kate Michael

WASHINGTON — According to experts convened by the political advocacy group The Concord Coalition, the nation’s long standing fiscal, monetary, and economic challenges were made more difficult by the pandemic, but they are not insurmountable.  Leaders from the Congressional Budget... Read More

Panelists Call for Industrial Policy to Counter China’s Party-State Economic Approach
Geopolitics
Panelists Call for Industrial Policy to Counter China’s Party-State Economic Approach
2021-02-17 17:02:32
by Victoria Turner

The proposal for a national industrial policy took the stage Tuesday as a panel of experts grappled with how the U.S. government should respond to the increasing challenges posed by China’s “party-state capitalism.”  Panelists discussed the increased global growth of... Read More

Historical Inequities Have COVID Hitting Indian Country Hard
Health
Historical Inequities Have COVID Hitting Indian Country Hard
2021-02-16 15:57:50
by Kate Michael

WASHINGTON — Since the earliest days of the pandemic, the CDC has said COVID appeared to have a disproportionate impact on those negatively affected by social determinants of health. These conditions in the environments in which people are born, live,... Read More

Researchers Highlight the Need to Build Data to Tackle Marine Debris
Environment
Researchers Highlight the Need to Build Data to Tackle Marine Debris
2021-02-16 15:42:03
by Daniel Mollenkamp

WASHINGTON - The Wilson Center, a Washington, D.C.-based think tank, on Wednesday morning hosted an event explaining the complexities of measuring the presence of marine debris in the environment, focusing on the need to collect more data.  Measuring the problem... Read More

Experts Call for More Federal Aid for State and Local Governments
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Experts Call for More Federal Aid for State and Local Governments
2021-02-11 19:49:08
by Victoria Turner

State and local government revenues were not hit as hard as expected by the pandemic, but the looming uncertainty of its long-term impact points to the need for more federal aid, leading economists say..  At the start of the pandemic,... Read More

Panelists Call for Inclusion and Accessibility to Fix Broken Aid Systems
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Panelists Call for Inclusion and Accessibility to Fix Broken Aid Systems
2021-02-10 21:13:04
by Victoria Turner

The novel coronavirus pandemic has exposed and aggravated long standing weaknesses in the nation’s housing assistance and unemployment insurance systems, safety nets intended to aid the most vulnerable communities, according to participants in an event sponsored by the New America... Read More

New Report Promotes ‘Quiet Climate’ Policies and Job Creation in Post COVID World
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New Report Promotes ‘Quiet Climate’ Policies and Job Creation in Post COVID World
2021-02-05 17:48:16
by Sara Wilkerson

A new report from the Breakthrough Institute, an environmental research center based in California, outlines how Congress can effectively tackle climate change while creating millions of jobs in the process. The report aims to prioritize specific climate change policy goals... Read More

Bipartisan Policy Report Suggests Recommendations on Urgent Health Issues
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Bipartisan Policy Report Suggests Recommendations on Urgent Health Issues
2021-02-01 16:27:53
by Kate Michael

WASHINGTON — While the nation continues to grapple with challenges from the pandemic, a bipartisan group of former policymakers and analysts have come together at the Bipartisan Policy Center, a D.C.-based think tank, to suggest urgent federal actions to accelerate... Read More

Brooking Institution Explores Connections Between Race, Social Capital, and Vanishing Economic Mobility
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Brooking Institution Explores Connections Between Race, Social Capital, and Vanishing Economic Mobility
2021-01-14 17:12:00
by Daniel Mollenkamp

The Brooking Institution’s How We Rise project last week presented the results from its study on the role of social networks and geography in economic mobility, offering data on this important factor for those attempting to understand or improve opportunities... Read More

ACS Details Post-Insurrection Consequences and What They Mean
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ACS Details Post-Insurrection Consequences and What They Mean
2021-01-11 17:46:53
by Kate Michael

WASHINGTON — Days after rioters breached the U.S. Capitol building, interrupted the Constitutionally-required Electoral College vote tallying process, and forced the evacuation of Congress on January 6, 2021, there is a growing call for consequences for all of those involved,... Read More

Report Shows Women Ran, Won, and Donated in Record Numbers in 2020
Research
Report Shows Women Ran, Won, and Donated in Record Numbers in 2020
2020-12-22 18:14:57
by Sara Wilkerson

A joint report from the Center for Responsive Politics and the National Institute on Money in Politics, non-profit organizations dedicated to researching and tracking election finance, reveals that women participated in record numbers during the 2020 election cycle.  There are... Read More

Youth Voter Engagement Could Change Landscape of the Nation
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Youth Voter Engagement Could Change Landscape of the Nation
2020-12-17 15:14:46
by Kate Michael

WASHINGTON — The 2020 national election saw a dramatic increase in turnout for the entire electorate. What surprised many is that a higher-than-ever percentage of that increase came from young people.  Young people turned out to vote in near-record numbers,... Read More

Election Officials Under the Microscope in 2020 Elections
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Election Officials Under the Microscope in 2020 Elections
2020-12-16 17:03:09
by Kate Michael

WASHINGTON — Elections, in general, can be administratively challenging events, but the 2020 presidential election was a particularly fraught experience that had chief election officials under the microscope like never before. As part of the Bipartisan Policy Center’s 2020 Voting... Read More

Cato Institute Forum Examines Implications of Space Force’s Formation
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Cato Institute Forum Examines Implications of Space Force’s Formation
2020-12-14 14:53:32
by Reece Nations

In a virtually-hosted policy analysis presented by the Cato Institute, a panel of experts explored whether the creation of the United States Space Force was ahead of its time.  The Dec. 8 panel featured University of Kentucky senior lecturer Robert... Read More

New BPC Report Lays Out Pragmatic Agenda for 117th Congress
Congress
New BPC Report Lays Out Pragmatic Agenda for 117th Congress
2020-12-10 16:17:51
by Sara Wilkerson

WASHINGTON - The Bipartisan Policy Center, a Washington D.C.- based think tank, recently released a pragmatic agenda policy report detailing nine policy recommendations for how Congress can help advance economic opportunity and financial security for America’s working families. The report’s... Read More

Experts Lend Advice on COVID Relief Policy for Biden Administration, New Congress
Economy
Experts Lend Advice on COVID Relief Policy for Biden Administration, New Congress
2020-12-04 17:02:30
by Reece Nations

In a virtual roundtable event co-hosted Tuesday by the Hutchins Center on Fiscal & Monetary Policy and the Peterson Institute for International Economics, economists discussed what economic policies should be prioritized by the in-coming Biden Administration and Congress.  The panelists... Read More

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