Kennedy School of Government

Kenya:Calestous Juma - a Life Dedicated to Finding Answers to Africa's Challenges

RESOURCE: Kenyan U.S-Based Scholar Passes on in BostonKenyan-born Calestous Juma, Professor of the Practice of International Development, Harvard …

Uhuru Kenyatta

12 Must-Visit McMenamins Pubs and Restaurants, Mapped

The <b>McMenamin</b> brothers, <b>Mike</b> and <b>Brian</b>, have been saving historic buildings in Oregon and the Pacific Northwest since 1987, rightly earning an enduring place in the hearts of Oregonians. The best part? They retain the historic architecture of the venues for the most part, while adding a thoroughly …

Los Angeles

Net neutrality is dead. Here's what the experts are saying.

No More Equal Rights For Data<p>In a 3-to-2 decision on December 14, 2017, the Federal Communications Commission voted to repeal the rules that regulate …

Net Neutrality

A Middle-Class Tax Cut? Americans Aren’t Buying It

Republican congressional leaders say their tax overhaul would raise wages, accelerate economic growth and give middle-class families a badly needed tax cut.<p>They are having a hard time convincing Americans of those claims.<p>Many polls have shown that the tax bill is highly unpopular with voters, and …

U.S. Politics

As social media companies soar, former insiders among the fiercest critics

Blistering criticism of social media by two former Facebook insiders has brought a new patch of turbulence for the handful of companies that control …

Social Media

Bernie Sanders And The Resurgence Of Socialist Sentiment In America

Quite a few articles have been written lately on the receptivity of Millennials to socialism and even (7% of them) communism. What’s up with that? U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders, that’s what. In a speech delivered at Georgetown University, “Democratic Socialism in the United States“ he said:<p>So let me …

Opinion

How will the tax bill impact health care? 5 experts weigh in

As House and Senate negotiators put the finishing touches on their tax plan, one thing is clear: the legislation will likely have a big impact on …

Health Care

Arcade Fire rocker just snagged this Brooklyn house

View Gallery<p>Arcade Fire member thinks this house is, well, fire.<p>Grammy Award-winning indie rock band Arcade Fire member Will Butler and his wife, …

Arcade Fire

The mobile phone gender gap: Why does it matter and what can we do?

<b>by Rohini Pande and Simone Schaner</b><p>In India, only 33 per cent women use mobile phones as against 77 per cent men. This is a wider gap than in other …

Gender

Forum: Examining Discrimination Against Native Americans

How do Native-Americans experience discrimination in daily life?<p>A poll by NPR, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health is examining the extent of discrimination against five major ethnic and racial groups in America today. It finds that Native Americans …

Native Americans

In New Documentary “Priced Out,” A North Portland Resident Explains Why She’s No Longer Pro-Gentrification

<i>Priced Out</i> begins with a quote from a former Northeast Albina Avenue resident in white text against the black screen: "The black community has always …

Oregon

State of play in the North Korean standoff

Kristie Lu Stout & Harvard Kennedy School's John Park discuss where the North Korean crisis stands as we head into 2018.

World News

Congress Weighs Threat of Moscow Wielding the Energy Weapon

The Donald Trump administration has taken a soft line on Russia in many areas of contention, except when it comes to Moscow’s use of energy exports …

Russia

Things to Do Tuesday!

7 things to do for December 12 by Mercury Staff<b>Hillary Clinton</b><br>Beloved former Secretary of State/current advocate for sanity and democracy Hillary …

Portland, OR

There’s a medical ‘land grab’ underway as hospitals try to get larger

Two large nonprofit Catholic hospital chains are discussing a possible merger, according to the Wall Street Journal. If a deal is struck, it would create the largest hospital system in the country, reflecting an ongoing wave of consolidation in the health care industry.<p>One hospital system, …

Health Care

Don’t expect debt payments from Puerto Rico any time soon

<i>Martin Guzman is a research associate at the Columbia University Business School, a professor of economics at University of Buenos Aires and a senior fellow at the Center for a New Economy of Puerto Rico. Joseph E. Stiglitz is University Professor at Columbia University and chief economist of the</i> …

Caribbean

“It’s a Pathetic Excuse for a Study”: Larry Summers Takes a Swipe at Steve Mnuchin’s Treasury Manhood

In lieu of detailed analysis, the Treasury secretary has put out a one-page report saying the G.O.P. tax plan pays for itself (asterisk, asterisk, asterisk).<p>When Treasury Secretary <b>Steve Mnuchin</b> claimed that more than 100 people in his department were “working around the clock” on forthcoming …

Steve Mnuchin

How to Talk About Sexual Harassment with Your Coworkers

If the topic of sexual harassment hasn’t come up in your office – either on Slack, in conversations over lunch, or by the watercooler — I’d be surprised. With the ongoing #metoo campaign and the almost daily headlines about men accused of harassing their coworkers, this subject is top of mind for …

Feminism

Can I get my pay instantly? New payday apps give workers fast access to wages — for a price

Sure, birthdays and holidays are great, but if you are living paycheck to paycheck, paydays are some of the happiest days of the year. And while many …

Personal Finance

Harvard's Elmendorf Says Budget Agreement Just Buys Time

December 8th, 2017, 9:09 PM UTC<p>Douglas Elmendorf, Harvard Kennedy School of Government dean, discusses U.S. tax legislation with Bloomberg's Scarlet …

Business

How the CVS-Aetna Deal Could Allow Consumers to Shop for Better Health Care

CVS’s intent to acquire Aetna raises a critical question: what business do a major retailer and an insurance company have merging? It’s clear these …

Health Care

Armageddon: Pence, Israel and the Evangelicals

On Monday, Vice President Mike Pence delivers the keynote speech at the annual summit of Christians United for Israel.Pence once again pledged that …

Mike Pence

Hariri's Unresignation is Saudi's Latest Failure

biography<p><b>Rami Khouri</b> is a Senior Public Policy Fellow and adjunct professor of journalism at American University of Beirut. He is also a Nonresident …

Middle East

Before Deciding Who Rules Jerusalem, Decide What Jerusalem Is

• Recommended<br>• In the Spotlight<br>• Most Viewed<p>Recommended<p>In the Spotlight<p>Repealing the individual mandate would result in significant coverage losses, worse …

Harvard

The Takeaway: For Millennials, Hope Doesn't Spring Eternal

<i>Intriguing tidbits from the week in election surveys and public opinion polls:</i><p><b>Millennials Have Identified the Threat:</b> Turns out it’s us. The Harvard …

Politics

Prospects Brightening for Redistricting Reform

Daniel Sangjib Min/Richmond Times-Dispatch via APVoters line up to cast ballots at Richmond Public Library on November 7, 2017Republicans had …

Government

Trump’s decertification doesn’t mean the death of the Iran nuclear deal

After President Trump announced the decertification of the nuclear agreement with Iran, known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action, policy …

Iran

Here’s Why Democrats Forced Al Franken to Do the Right Thing—And Why They May Come to Regret It

Do you think we’d have heard all these calls for his resignation from his Democratic colleagues if Minnesota had a Republican governor? No way.<p>So Al …

U.S. Politics

How Weinstein’s “Complicity Machine” Came Crashing Down

The reporters behind Time’s “Silence Breakers” reveal how they helped break the story of the year.<p>(A version of this column originally appeared on Poynter.org.)<p><i>New York Times</i> reporter <b>Emily Steel</b> concedes she was petrified before meeting <b>Bill O'Reilly</b> to discuss allegations of sexual harassment, …

Journalism

Harvard study: Millennials are fearful of the future of the country

A Harvard study concluded that 54 percent of millennials, who are now the largest voting group, believe that America is not heading in a good direction.<p>According to the study by Harvard’s Institute of Politics at Harvard Kennedy School (IOP), roughly two-thirds of young Americans are fearful of the …

Conservative View