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May 4, 2017

United States
Eleven More Classic Vietnam War Protest Songs

Two years ago, I posted my picks for "The Twenty Best Vietnam Protest Songs." I compiled the list as part of a series of posts commemorating the fiftieth anniversary of the first U.S. combat troops a…

Mick Jagger featured in the 1970 documentary, "Gimme Shelter." (Photo : Reuters)

December 16, 2014

Technology and Innovation
Net Politics Podcast: Eric Schmidt

In this latest episode of the Net Politics podcast, I sit down with Eric Schmidt, executive chairman of Google.

Podcast Eric Schmidt

August 6, 2014

Labor and Employment
Policy Initiative Spotlight: How Canada Lets Local Governments Pick Immigrants

Comprehensive U.S. immigration reform is dead.  More than a year after the U.S. Senate passed its reform bill, the House has not voted on comprehensive reform.  The upcoming mid-term elections will l…

Canadian flags line the road around Parliament Hill during the National Day of Honour ceremony in Ottawa

April 29, 2013

Europe and Eurasia
Eric Rauchway Battles "The Battle of Bretton Woods"

Benn’s new book The Battle of Bretton Woods has been called “the gold standard on its topic” by the New York Times, “a triumph of economic and diplomatic history” by the Financial Times, and “a su…

Eric Rauchway Battles "The Battle of Bretton Woods"

February 1, 2013

Education
Education: Do International Test Scores Matter?

We’ve all seen the headlines: American students are far from stellar performers on international tests. Whether it’s the OECD’s oft-cited gold-standard PISA test on math and reading, the TIMSS test o…

A preschooler on his first day of school in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia (Bazuki Muhammad/Courtesy Reuters).

June 6, 2012

Trade
Morning Brief: Rising Pressure on Federal Reserve

Europe’s economic woes, a rough May jobs report (Bloomberg), and a recently growing specter of deflation could increase pressure on the Federal Reserve (WSJ). While one Wall Street economist sees clo…

Federal Reserve Board Chairman Ben Bernanke testifies before the Senate Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs Committee on July 21, 2010 (Molly Riley/Courtesy Reuters).

May 1, 2012

Mexico
U.S.-Mexico Security Cooperation

Experts discuss the current security situation in Mexico, and how the United States can help combat shared security threats. This session was part of a CFR symposium, U.S.-Mexico Relations Beyond…

May 1, 2012

Mexico
U.S.-Mexico Economic Ties

Experts discuss the current state of U.S.-Mexico trade relations and how to strengthen the bilateral economic relationship. This session was part of a CFR symposium, U.S.-Mexico Relations Beyond the…

April 24, 2012

Trade
Morning Brief: Social Security Trust Fund Falling Faster

The Social Security Trust Fund projects it will exhaust all funds by 2035 (Bloomberg). This projection, which is for the overall program, is three years earlier than previous estimates. Various compo…

Counterfeit Social Security cards that were confiscated by Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents. (ICE Handout/Courtesy Reuters)

April 20, 2012

Trade
Morning Brief: Affluence Correlates with Test Scores

The Brookings Institution released a report on the correlation between income inequality and school quality. Schools in more affluent areas are likely to have higher average test scores, and housing …

Parents and education advocates demonstrate on the steps of New York's City Hall for higher progressive taxes to close funding shortfalls in education. (Mike Segar/Courtesy Reuters)