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August 21, 2012

Trade
Renewing-America-Warren-Buffett-Berkshire-Hathaway-Municipal-Debt-20120821 Morning Brief: Is Buffett Worried About Municipal Debt?

The Oracle of Omaha is pulling back from a multibillion dollar bet on the solvency of more than a dozen states (WSJ). Warren Buffett decided to terminate credit default swaps (CDSs) issued by Berkshi…

February 8, 2012

Budget, Debt, and Deficits
Buffett Wants to Pay Higher Taxes—on Less Than 1% of His Income Buffett Wants to Pay Higher Taxes—on Less Than 1% of His Income

In a now-famous August 14, 2011 New York Times op-ed, billionaire Warren Buffett called for tax rates to be raised “immediately on taxable incomes in excess of $1 million, including, of course, di…

April 17, 2012

Trade
President Obama awards the Medal of Freedom to Warren Buffet at a White House ceremony on February 15, 2011. (Larry Downing/Courtesy Reuters) Morning Brief: Senate Stalls Buffett Rule

The Senate failed to muster the sixty votes necessary to advance the debate on the proposed “Buffett Rule” (TheHill). The mostly party line 51-45 vote comes after the Obama administration stepped up …

April 23, 2015

United States
Warren Weinstein, R.I.P.

Today President Obama announced that the American hostage Warren Weinstein had been killed by an American drone strike last January, presumably in Pakistan. Here is part of the White House statement…

June 10, 2015

Trade
A container ship sails underneath the Bridge of the Americas in the Panama Canal in Panama City August 14, 2014 (Rafael Ibarra/Reuters). How Warren Would Expand Trade With Asia

Over the past half century changes in trade infrastructure, such as the growth of container shipping and increases in the size of ports and canals, have had a huge effect on expanding international t…

May 15, 2017

NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organization)
NATO_6.jpg The North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO)

Russian aggression in Ukraine has breathed new life into the Cold War-era security alliance, prompting allies to reinforce defenses in Eastern Europe and expand cooperation with nonmembers.

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…

January 18, 2017

Wars and Conflict
rtr2nl5o-x617 Global Agenda: President Trump and the Laws of War

This blog post is part of a series entitled Global Agenda, in which experts will identify major global challenges facing President-Elect Trump, the options available to him, and what is at stake for …