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February 20, 2017

Elections and Voting
The Presidential Seal in the White House in Washington TWE Celebrates Presidents’ Day

Today is Presidents’ Day. It is a TWE tradition to recognize the forty-four men—and they have all been men—who have been president on Presidents’ Day with the following essay. If you are lucky enough…

January 30, 2018

Trade
Play Scott Peters The View on Trade: From Federal to State Levels

Representative Scott Peters (D-CA) discusses the future of international trade policy, the next steps he would like to pursue for the state of California, and his perspective on the role of states in…

January 18, 2017

Elections and Voting
The U.S. Capitol is seen during a rehearsal for the inauguration ceremony of U.S. President-elect Donald Trump in Washington Ten Things You Probably Don’t Know About Presidential Inaugurations

To get you ready for Inauguration Day, here are ten lesser known facts about presidential inaugurations. Donald Trump will be sworn in as the forty-fifth U.S. president, but he will be only the…

July 19, 2016

Trade
Giuliani GOP Has Abdicated Leadership on Homeland Security

“Homeland Security” was an idea largely conceived and implemented by the Republican Party. But at the opening night of the Republican convention in Cleveland, built around the theme of “Make America …

July 25, 2016

United States
The Presidential Candidates: In Their Own Words

This regularly updated guide features transcripts from the Republican and Democratic presidential debates as well as select foreign policy speeches, op-eds, and interviews of the candidates.

July 22, 2016

United States
George W. Bush Nomination 2004 Foreign Policy at the Conventions

Foreign policy issues regularly come to the fore at the national political conventions, especially during periods of global instability. Sometimes the events are marked by bitter disagreements within…

October 19, 2012

Education
Three-dimensional printer "The Replicator" by MakerBot (MakerBot Industries LLC Handout/Courtesy Reuters). Policy Initiative Spotlight: Building A New Manufacturing Base, Layer By Layer

In the beginning of the twentieth century, “manufacturing” brought to mind burly men shaping metal with forges or stamping presses; in the twenty-first century, that mental image may become workers t…

July 10, 2012

Trade
A New York subway conductor checks the train doors before departing Columbus Circle station in December 2005 (Courtesy Reuters). Morning Brief: Why Do U.S. Subways Still Have Drivers?

Despite their successful implementation on rail transit systems on every continent, no U.S. mass transit system employs driverless trains (The Atlantic). Automated trains reduce labor costs and sched…

August 2, 2012

Trade
A new U.S. citizen holds an American flag during a naturalization ceremony (Mike Segar/Courtesy Reuters). Morning Brief: Understanding the Need for H1-B Visas

H1-B visas allow firms to sponsor qualified professionals to work in the United States on a temporary basis, but there is contentious debate over raising the cap on visas (WashPost). Detractors point…