Brookings Institution

Historians Say President Trump Smashed U.S. Leadership Conventions During Rocky Europe Trip

(HELSINKI) — Plenty of U.S. presidents have created commotion in their travels abroad, but none as much as President Donald Trump.<p>The president’s …

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Trump somehow still doesn’t understand NATO

He doesn’t seem to grasp the importance of collective defense or even how it works.<p>Just a week after rattling NATO countries in Europe, President Donald Trump once again put America’s commitment to the alliance in doubt on Tuesday night.<p>In an interview with Fox News’s Tucker Carlson, Trump …

Geopolitics

Why Wages Won't Rise When Unemployment Falls

Economists are pinching themselves. When demand runs ahead of supply, prices are supposed to go up. Then how can the labor market be so tight and wage growth so flat? The 4% unemployment rate we have now is about as tight a labor market as you can get, but the “prices” of workers, their wages, are …

Income Inequality

FDA Blasts Drugmakers Thwarting Competition on Costly Biologics

Efforts by drugmakers to thwart less-expensive rivals for pricey biologic medicines cost the U.S. health-care system billions of dollars last year, …

FDA

FDA committed to easing approval path for biosimilars

In remarks prepared for a presentation to the Brookings Institution, FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb, M.D. says the agency is committed to doing its …

Business

Lessons for next U.S. financial crisis from 3 key ex-officials

Three officials who played vital roles in combating the 2008 financial crisis say they worry that the painful lessons from the banking system's …

Great Depression

What veterans of the last financial crisis have to say about the next one

Architects of the government’s response to the last financial crisis worry the country is ill-equipped to handle another, fearing an “amnesia” has taken hold of policymakers, regulators and the public that could lead to the next panic.<p>Four former regulators and treasury secretaries, once prominent …

Business

Trump's sharp criticism of NATO's newest member has a point, but his comments are playing right into Russia's hands

Days after contentious meetings with NATO leaders, and only hours after meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin, President Donald Trump leveled more attacks on the alliance, singling out its newest member for criticism that adds to concerns the US leader is not committed to the …

U.S. Politics

Nigeria launches national carrier that it hopes will fly to China and India

Nigeria has released details of its new national carrier, Nigeria Air, which is due to be launched at the end of this year.<p>The Nigerian government …

Africa

Derided as Trump Protector, Kavanaugh Defies Easy Label on Mueller Probe

Democrats say Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh’s own words show he would shield President Donald Trump from Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s …

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Will Congress hold Trump accountable on Russia? Don’t bet on it.

After President Trump appeared to side with Russia over his own intelligence community, Republican leaders in Congress did something remarkable, for this political moment at least: They openly considered ways to rein in Trump's pro-Russian tendencies.<p>Options that Republican leaders floated the day …

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Illinois activists protest student debt and demand Education Department forgive their loans

Students who attended predatory for-profit colleges rallied for accountability from the schools.<p>Students who attended predatory for-profit colleges …

Higher Education

Ocasio-Cortez wrong on several counts about unemployment

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, a self-described democratic socialist and former organizer for Bernie Sanders' 2016 presidential campaign, attracted …

Fact Checking

Why Millennial Leaders Are Driving For Business Purpose Over Profit

The conversation around millennials is old news, right? We’ve heard everything we need to know about the work ethic of this oftentimes perplexing generation, their obsession with technology and seeming inability to form real relationships or stick to one job.<p>When Gen Z are coming—due to account for …

Leadership

Chaos from order

By John R. AllenSydney J. Harris, the 20th-century American journalist and political progressive, famously observed that “the difference between …

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PA-Sen: Philly Inquirer Exposes Senate GOP's Hypocrisy On Blue Slip Process For Judicial Nominees

Bravo to the <i>Philadelphia Inquirer</i> for highlighting this:<p>Against the backdrop of a looming Supreme Court fight, a less visible battle in the judicial …

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Former Fed Chief Ben Bernanke Says Economic Outlook Is ‘Quite Strong’

Bernanke isn’t alarmed by recent bond-market developments many see as hinting at trouble down the road<p>By<p>Michael S. Derby<p>Michael S. Derby<p>The Wall Street Journal<p>Biography<p>@michaelsderby<p>Google+<p>michael.derby@wsj.com<p>Ben Bernanke, the former chairman of the Federal Reserve, remains upbeat about the …

Economics

Democrats Could Become a Free-Trade Counterweight to Trump

Historically opposed to free trade, Democrats increasingly identify with values like openness to trade<p>By<p>Greg Ip<p>In Tennessee’s critical Senate race, it’s the Democrat running as a free trader. Phil Bredesen, a former governor, poses in a whiskey distillery in a recent ad and slams President Donald …

Globalization

We Might Actually Get Budget Reform This Year

This past week, Congress held another hearing on budget reform. Two former budget committee chairmen, Leon Panetta and David Obey, both testified. …

Budgeting

Ohio State is getting D.C. communications help

By JAKE SHERMAN (sherman@politico.com; @JakeSherman), ANNA PALMER (anna@politico.com; @apalmerdc), DANIEL LIPPMAN (daniel@politico.com; @dlippman), AKELA LACY (alacy@politico.com; @akela_lacy) and ELI OKUN (eokun@politico.com; @eliokun)<p><b>PLAYBOOK SCOOP -- EDELMAN</b> is advising <b>OHIO STATE UNIVERSITY</b> on …

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Freedom & Justice Conference highlights economic research on Native Americans

The National Economic Association and the American Society of Hispanic Economists hosted their annual Freedom & Justice Conference this past June at …

Native Americans

Bernanke, Geithner, Paulson Voice Some Concern About Next Crisis

Federal Reserve policy makers appear confident that they have the weapons they’ll need to fight the next financial crisis. Some of their predecessors …

Economy

Taking the President at his word: So what would better US-Russia relations look like?

Repercussions of the summit between President Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin are still being felt in DC and beyond, three days after …

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The dangers of 'deep fakes'

False and doctored media can be used for misinformation campaigns, and advanced technologies like artificial intelligence and machine learning will …

Deep Learning

In Battle for Ties to Putin, China Trumps US

U.S. President Donald Trump's apparent quest to kindle a bromance with Russian leader Vladimir Putin has made some Americans squirm. His performance …

China

Opinion: Trump 'appeasement' of Russia a sad moment for democracy

This week’s Donald Trump-Vladimir Putin summit in Helsinki brought together the world’s most powerful leaders in military terms. On his Twitter …

Russia

Leadership

Daniel H. Weiss<br>President and Chief Executive Officer<p>Daniel H. Weiss, The Met’s President and Chief Executive Officer, is responsible for the overall …

Museums

Donald Trump is a danger to us all. Congress, do something

<b>(CNN) —</b> Donald Trump is a danger to us all. If there were any doubt, his disturbing press conference with Vladimir Putin confirmed it. It's time for leaders of both parties to respond, not just with words but with action.<p>To that end, we have a suggestion. Why don't those who are tweeting statements …

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The G.O.P.’s Choice — America or Trump

<i>This article is part of the Opinion Today newsletter. You can sign up here to receive the newsletter each weekday.</i><p>A few Republicans, like Senator John McCain, offered strong rebukes to President Trump’s anti-American, pro-Russian ramblings yesterday. More Republicans, unfortunately, offered weak …

Opinion

US population changes: What's the fastest shrinking county in your state?

The United States has added about 17 million people since 2010, but growth has been far from even nationwide. While some areas contributed considerably to the national population growth, others have been shrinking at a fast pace.<p>Though nationwide the population grew by 5.3 percent since 2010, there …

Demographics