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Threats of Cyberattack Loom as Space Assets Not ‘Critical Infrastructure’
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Threats of Cyberattack Loom as Space Assets Not ‘Critical Infrastructure’
2021-07-19 21:00:12
by Kate Michael

WASHINGTON — Despite our reliance on space technology for things like communication, transportation, food, and health care — not to mention national security — our national space assets aren’t officially designated as critical infrastructure. Humanity is already dependent on space,... Read More

Khan Academy Founder Says There's More to Education's Future Than E-Learning
Education
Khan Academy Founder Says There's More to Education's Future Than E-Learning
2021-07-16 18:30:50
by Kate Michael

WASHINGTON — The pandemic may have changed the way students learn and how educators incorporate tools for remote learning into their classrooms, but the founder of one of the most recognizable online tools to help educate students doesn’t believe that... Read More

Tech Hubs Can Ignite Economic Growth And Create Inclusion, Speakers Argue
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Tech Hubs Can Ignite Economic Growth And Create Inclusion, Speakers Argue
2021-07-15 13:07:50
by Daniel Mollenkamp

WASHINGTON- Legislators want to jolt tech-related economic growth outside of the coastal regions, and according to speakers at a panel event this week, doing so would help ensure American relevance on the global market while lessening some of the inequality... Read More

Fiduciary Duty Rules Need Clarifying Says Urban Institute
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Fiduciary Duty Rules Need Clarifying Says Urban Institute
2021-07-12 16:06:53
by Daniel Mollenkamp

WASHINGTON- The rich might be able save the world, but only if they focus on using their investments to change power dynamics, and they may need a little help from regulators, according to a new study from the Urban Institute.... Read More

Unemployment Insurance Needs Federal Changes, Says Economic Policy Institute
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Unemployment Insurance Needs Federal Changes, Says Economic Policy Institute
2021-07-08 19:42:47
by Daniel Mollenkamp

WASHINGTON- A recent report from the Economic Policy Institute outlines structural reforms for unemployment insurance in the U.S., including a stronger role for the federal government in providing that insurance. According to the report, unemployment benefits in the country, a... Read More

‘Economic Disobedience’ Predicted if Student Loan Forgiveness Not Offered
Education
‘Economic Disobedience’ Predicted if Student Loan Forgiveness Not Offered
2021-06-29 20:08:35
by Kate Michael

WASHINGTON — “With the flick of a pen, Biden could get it done,” said Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., about student loan forgiveness. From a campaign promise to a potential policy, student loan forgiveness is being touted not only... Read More

Redistricting Process Faces ‘Uncharted Territory’ Ahead of 2022 Midterms
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Redistricting Process Faces ‘Uncharted Territory’ Ahead of 2022 Midterms
2021-06-28 15:35:47
by Reece Nations

WASHINGTON - Third Way, a D.C.- based think tank, hosted a virtual event Thursday with experts examining how the upcoming redistricting battles will define the 2022 midterms. The event featured Genevieve Van Cleve, director of the Texas branch of “All... Read More

‘There’s just something about Putinism,’ Analysts Reflect on Russia and US Foreign Policy
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‘There’s just something about Putinism,’ Analysts Reflect on Russia and US Foreign Policy
2021-06-17 19:52:27
by Kate Michael

WASHINGTON — The recent summit between U.S. President Biden and Russian President Putin has been hailed by both countries as an opportunity to reevaluate the nations' relationship. While the three-hour conversation may not have inspired confidence toward ensuring stability, the... Read More

Democrats Hopes in 2022 Hinge on Voters of Color, Analysis Finds
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Democrats Hopes in 2022 Hinge on Voters of Color, Analysis Finds
2021-06-14 15:36:26
by Reece Nations

An analysis of the 2020 election conducted by several prominent Democratic advocacy groups determined that voters of color played critical roles in key races, among other findings. The report — conducted jointly by The Collective PAC, The Third Way and... Read More

Kakto Presses Administration to Take Cybersecurity More Seriously
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Kakto Presses Administration to Take Cybersecurity More Seriously
2021-06-11 19:02:40
by Victoria Turner

Rep. John Katko, R-N.Y. recently went into a couple of Lincoln car dealerships in Syracuse, New York, but “neither one of them had any cars.”  “And they’re not going to have any cars for several weeks because of the chip... Read More

Former Patent Office Director Says American Ingenuity Answer to China IP Theft
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Former Patent Office Director Says American Ingenuity Answer to China IP Theft
2021-05-28 17:53:23
by Kate Michael

WASHINGTON — From counterfeiting to talent acquisitions and even forced technology transfers, the United States has long struggled with the idea that China is facilitating or condoning the theft of American intellectual property. In fact, China is often cited as... Read More

All Day Summit to Spotlight Rising Democrats
Political News
All Day Summit to Spotlight Rising Democrats
2021-05-24 20:28:00
by TWN Staff

WASHINGTON - The 2021 NewDEAL Ideas Summit, which kicks off Wednesday at 11:30 a.m., will feature an interview with Sen. Chris Coons, D-Del., along with discussions among some of the most innovative state and local elected Democrats from across the... Read More

Is Income-Driven Repayment Contributing to Federal Student Loan Payment Problems?
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Is Income-Driven Repayment Contributing to Federal Student Loan Payment Problems?
2021-05-14 18:32:35
by Kate Michael

WASHINGTON — Student loan forgiveness has been a topic of conversation as the Biden administration continues to consider proposals for alleviating student loan debt, but in the absence of any news on that front, borrowers are starting to get worried... Read More

Could Biden’s Use of Sanctions Affect U.S.-Canada Relationship?
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Could Biden’s Use of Sanctions Affect U.S.-Canada Relationship?
2021-05-10 15:05:19
by Kate Michael

WASHINGTON — While much has been studied about President Biden’s first 100 days in office, most of that analysis has focused on how the administration’s actions impact American citizens or relationships with the world’s other great powers, but many wonder... Read More

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

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