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  • Report: Trump victory will likely lead to major downfall of global financial markets

    10/22/2016 4:06:53 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 113 replies
    AOL News ^ | 22/10/16
    X On Friday, the non-partisan Brookings Institution released a paper which describes the expected impact of the outcome of the 2016 U.S. presidential election on the global financial markets, reports the Huffington Post. Authored by the University of Michigan's Justin Wolfers and Dartmouth College's Eric Zitzewitz, the piece notes, "...we estimate that market participants believe that a Trump victory would reduce the value of the S&P 500, the UK, and Asian stock markets by 10-15%, would reduce the oil price by $4, would lead to a 25% decline in the Mexican Peso, and would significantly increase expected future stock market...
  • The Man Who Taught Hillary How to Shred Haunts Wikileaks Dump

    10/12/2016 4:40:27 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 15 replies
    American Thinker ^ | October 12, 2016 | Jack Cashill
    “Before I begin,” Hillary Clinton told an audience at the Brookings Institute in December 2015, “I want to acknowledge the loss of a beloved member of our foreign policy family, Sandy Berger.” In fact, Berger appears repeatedly in the Wikileaks dump of emails from and to John Podesta, chairman of Hillary Clinton’s campaign. In reading through them, one gets the impression that if Berger was not an architect of the Iranian nuclear deal, he was at least a major salesman. Hillary had good cause to praise Berger. In the run-up to the 2004 9/11 hearings, Berger taught Hillary by example...
  • Study finds Netanyahu very popular among US citizens

    12/05/2015 3:31:40 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 33 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 5/12/15 | Nisan Keidar
    Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu remains a very important public figure in the eyes of US citizens. The Brookings Institute has published the results of a recent survey in which they were asked to "list the five American or international leaders that you most admire." US President Barack Obama came in first, followed by former President Ronald Reagan. Third place went to Prime Minister Netanyahu, ahead of Pope Francis and Russian President Vladimir Putin. Among Evangelical Christians, Netanyahu is the most popular leader in the world, receiving 16 percent of the votes. Eleven percent chosen Reagan, and 10 percent Obama. Among...
  • Democratic Economists vs. Elizabeth Warren

    10/03/2015 2:22:21 PM PDT · by Brad from Tennessee · 9 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | October 2, 2015 | By James Freeman
    At least some Democrats are resisting Sen. Elizabeth Warren’s purge of the liberal intelligentsia. This week Ms. Warren succeeded in forcing the resignation of respected scholar Robert Litan from the Brookings Institution after he revealed that a new Labor Department regulation could cost investors billions. Now five Democratic economists have authored a letter to protest Warren’s bullying. Robert Lawrence of Harvard’s Kennedy School and Bowman Cutter of the Roosevelt Institute are among those writing “to express our concern over our colleague Bob Litan’s treatment at the hands of the Brookings Institution and Senator Elizabeth Warren.” Also signing the letter are...
  • House Of Bribes: How The United States Led The Way To A Nuclear Iran

    10/01/2015 10:53:25 PM PDT · by Randall_S · 20 replies
    USA Transnational Report ^ | October 2, 2015 | New Coalition of Concerned Citizens
    Executive Summary The Iranian nuclear deal is a full capitulation to Iran’s terrorist mastermind Mullahs, and the latest in a series of betrayals of the American people and allies by the Obama administration. At the highest level of the administration, Barack Obama’s Senior Advisor, the Iranian-born Valerie Jarrett, prioritized rapprochement with the terror state. Throughout the process and negotiations, she had the backing of billionaire investor (and Obama-backer) George Soros, and his multi-headed network of tax-exempt foundations. Their efforts were driven by deep-rooted anti-Semitism and personal greed. Meanwhile, since the mid-1990s, a small but very connected Iranian lobby (funded, in...
  • Hillary Clinton’s Biggest Cover-Ups (Haiti-Another Clinton Mess)

    02/27/2004 6:48:07 PM PST · by John Lenin · 26 replies · 492+ views
    HAITI NEWS ^ | August 11th, 2003
    Hillary Clintons Biggest Cover-Ups August 11th, 2003 .../... Peter Flaherty writes, "Hillarys official biography prepared by the Clinton campaign makes no mention of her stint as NWF chairman, despite the fact that she oversaw some $23 million in foundation assets. A few journalists, like Dan Wattenberg of The American Spectator, did report on the NWF grants during the summer of 1992, but the major media paid almost no attention. There was no need for Hillary to defend herself." Hillary also took advantage of Bill Clintons radical connections, many developed in his trips abroad. Strobe Talbott and Bill Clinton had been...
  • Obama's ISIS Advisers -->A Thief, A Qatari, And The Man Who Created Islamist Iran & The Taliban

    09/09/2014 10:56:31 AM PDT · by opentalk · 10 replies
    The LID ^ | September 9, 2014
    Last night President Obama hosted a dinner of "foreign policy experts" to get advice about his ISIS plans. Among the guests were Sandy Berger, a man who got caught stealing federal documents; Strobe Talbott a man whose employer receives major funding from the terrorist-funding government of Qatar, and Zbigniew Brzezinski a man who was involved in creating both the Islamist state of Iran and the Taliban....Samuel R. Berger and Zbigniew Brzezinski, advised Democratic presidents during foreign crises: Mr. Berger, while Bill Clinton was weighing airstrikes in Bosnia and Kosovo; Mr. Brzezinski, while Jimmy Carter was dealing with the Iran hostage...
  • Betrayal Papers Part 2: In Plain Sight: A National Security “Smoking Gun”

    02/25/2015 3:37:11 AM PST · by RightSideNews · 19 replies
    Right Side News ^ | February 25, 2015 | The Betrayal Papers
    The first article of the Betrayal Papers asserted that the Muslim Brotherhood was not only influential in the United States government, but in fact dominated the administration of President Barack Hussein Obama. This article will name several key people who were or are in the Obama administration and who have various, documented associations with organizations which are directly tied to and/or funded by the Muslim Brotherhood and the State of Qatar (home to Brotherhood’s Spiritual Leader, Yusuf al-Qaradawi). These individuals have helped dictate national security policies that have crippled counterterrorism efforts at home and abroad. The Muslim Brotherhood’s Network of...
  • Houston, we have a problem with Bennett

    12/09/2014 12:44:28 PM PST · by Former Fetus · 3 replies
    The Jerusalem Post ^ | 12/9/2014 | BEN CASPIT
    At the Saban Forum in Washington Last Saturday evening, Naftali Bennett became overnight the talk of the town. Bennett appeared at the prestigious Saban Forum 2014 of the Brookings Institution Saban Center for Middle East Policy devoted to Israel/US relations; or what’s left of them. Bennett did not merely “appear.” He waged a one-on-one confrontation with the man who is his complete antithesis, the former US ambassador to Israel and vice president and director for foreign policy at the Brookings Institute in Washington, Martin Indyk. It was a formative, possibly unique, event. Hundreds of participants in the hall were virtually...
  • Brookings Institution’s New Idea: Try Failed Solutions Again

    11/13/2014 7:39:38 AM PST · by Biggirl · 7 replies ^ | November 13,2014 | Robert Spencer
    Bruce Riedel, senior fellow and director of the Brookings Institution’s Intelligence Project, published a piece in the Daily Beast last Sunday with the provocative title, “Why’s Al Qaeda So Strong? Washington Has (Literally) No Idea.” That is certainly true, but Riedel’s recommendations for how the political establishment can get a clue and finally defeat the jihadis are nothing but tired retreads of analyses that have been tried and have failed again and again.
  • Qatar Awareness Campaign - Letter to Brookings Institution

    10/13/2014 7:49:22 AM PDT · by Randall_S · 1 replies
    Right Side News ^ | October 13, 2014 | Qatar Awareness Campaign Coalition
    Dear Mr. Strobe Talbott: This letter is being sent to you on behalf of the Qatar Awareness Campaign Coalition. The purpose is to inform you and the public of the activities of Qatar, the country who is the single biggest foreign donor to the Brookings Institution. The New York Times penned an article in September that outlines the influence of foreign governments through the stealth funding of think tanks in the United States. The Brookings Institution was singled out as one entity receiving such funding. Since 2008, Brookings Doha Center has operated in Qatar. The Brookings Doha Center International Advisory...
  • Brookings: Ted Cruz, Rand Paul, Mike Lee will kill GOP

    05/29/2013 10:02:43 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 98 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | May 29, 2013 | Paul Bedard
    In a broad slap at the the uncompromising stands of conservative Sens. Ted Cruz, Rand Paul and Mike Lee, the liberal Brookings Institution's top political scholar charged this week that the Tea Party trio are leading the Republican Party to disaster and minority status. Thomas Mann said that their stubborn style of politics that's been rapped even by some mainstream Republicans, notably the self-styled "maverick" Sen. John McCain, will lead to a voter revolt that will elect more Democrats to the House and Senate, the presidency, and eventually have the remaining GOP members begging to do business with Democrats. [Snip]...
  • Brookings: Only 3 major cities seeing economic recovery

    11/30/2012 8:23:32 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 7 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 11/30/2012 | Rick Moran
    Four more years! Four more years! Reuters: ******** Retailers moving into old downtown buildings, an abundance of freshly planted greenspaces, and a stream of new jobs in Knoxville, Tennessee, are all signs to Mayor Madeline Rogero that for the last year prosperity has been blooming in her city. "We feel very good about how we're coming out of this recession," Rogero said. "We see new interest. We see new development that's occurring. We're optimistic that this recovery is going to continue." Knoxville is a member of a very small club. Three and a half years since the 2007-09 economic recession...
  • Brookings' West Cites Bachmann as 'Most Articulate'

    06/17/2011 2:06:16 PM PDT · by Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid! · 76 replies ^ | 14 Jun 2011 | Dan Weil
    One might be surprised to hear someone from the left-leaning Brookings Institution argue that Michele Bachmann shined in Monday’s presidential debate. But that’s exactly what Darrell West, governance studies director at the Washington, D.C., think tank, wrote on Politico. Michele Bachmann, GOP, candidates“The most articulate candidate last night was Minnesota House member Michele Bachmann,” West maintained. “She was clear and focused in her remarks and drew one of the strongest applause lines when she boldly stated that Barack Obama was going to be a one-term president.”
  • Slums Thrive When State 'Reduces' Corruption And Does Not Reward Basic Law Enforcement

    02/15/2011 3:46:20 PM PST · by ExxonPatrolUs · 1 replies · 1+ views
    The Brookings Institution ^ | FEBRUARY 14, 2011 | Vanda Felbab-Brown
    As one walks the streets of Medellin’s communas, it is striking how much more developed these poor and crime-ridden neighborhoods are compared to the favelas of Rio de Janeiro, the barrios of Cuidad Juarez, or shantytowns of Johannesburg. The hilly streets are wide and paved, and electricity, gas, and water are provided to over 90 percent of the population. Yet, despite the impressive public-goods distribution and other laudable shift in policies in Medellin over the past decade, homicides and other violence have increased again. With pervasive urban crime increasingly a 21st century phenomenon and urban "ungoverned spaces" posing important threats...
  • Chinese Returnees

    04/23/2010 8:23:49 AM PDT · by bs9021 · 146+ views
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | April 23, 2010 | Bethany Stotts
    Chinese Returnees Bethany Stotts, April 23, 2010 Speakers at a recent Brookings Institution forum on Chinese returnees debated the impact that study abroad experiences will have on China’s political and social development. Around 1.6 million Chinese citizens have studied abroad or finished a fellowship at least a year in duration since 1978, said the panelists. About a half million have since returned, said Cheng Li, Director of Research at Brookings’ John L. Thornton China Center, citing data from the Chinese Embassy. “Those who study for four months or half a year are not counted” in this analysis, he noted, according...
  • Bend the Revenue Curve - Health Reform Alone Won't End Deficits ( Brookings advocates for VAT )

    11/28/2009 3:45:21 AM PST · by Halfmanhalfamazing · 17 replies · 708+ views
    Washington Compost ^ | October 13th | Henry J. Aaron and Isabel V. Sawhill
    Anyone who thinks that health-care reform alone is going to close the massive current -- and even larger projected -- U.S. budget deficit is deluded. President Obama has pledged that health-care reform will not make matters worse. But that isn't good enough. There is no way to restore this nation to fiscal health without higher taxes -- for the middle class as well as for the rich. The only question is when. Those increases should be enacted now, phased in gradually after the recovery is well established, and tied to the increased spending that health-care reform will generate. ... So...
  • Flu Dismissals

    10/15/2009 9:40:02 AM PDT · by bs9021 · 13 replies · 718+ views
    Campus Report ^ | October 15, 2009 | Sarah Carlsruh
    Flu Dismissals Sarah Carlsruh, October 15, 2009 The H1N1 virus, the “swine” flu, is an increasing concern with flu season here. According to an August 24th President’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology (PCAST) Report, this flu strain in not necessarily “more deadly than other flue strains,” but it “is likely to infect more people than usual because it is a new strain against which few people have immunity.” PCAST predicts that the epidemic could infect 30-50% of the U.S. population, “with symptoms in approximately 20–40% of the population (60–120 million people), more than halaf of whom would seek...
  • Brookings "Experts" Admit Stimulus a Bust

    08/24/2009 7:43:41 AM PDT · by bs9021 · 4 replies · 502+ views
    Campus Report ^ | August 24, 2009 | Anthony Kang
    Brookings “Experts” Admit Stimulus a Bust by: Anthony Kang, August 24, 2009 President Obama has now been in office for over six months and despite his signature $787 billion stimulus, unemployment remains above 9 percent. “The federal government is the only entity left with the resources to jolt our economy back into life,” Obama said back in February. Touted at the time by Obama an absolute and imperative necessity for America’s ailing economy, the stimulus was heralded the optimum plan to ameliorate rising unemployment, aid small and large business alike, assist struggling local and state governments, and pull America out...
  • Afghanistan: "Another Vietnam"

    06/04/2009 9:19:25 AM PDT · by bs9021 · 7 replies · 364+ views
    Campus Report ^ | June 4, 2009 | Alana Goodman
    Afghanistan: “Another Vietnam” by: Alana Goodman, June 04, 2009 At a foreign policy summit on May 27 at the Brookings Institution, national security experts expressed harsh criticism of the Obama administration’s foreign policy initiatives. Lawrence Eagleburger, the former Secretary of State under George H.W. Bush, called the Obama administration “antagonistic” and said he was “very worried” about the president authorizing a troop buildup in Afghanistan. “If you do what [Obama wants] to do in Afghanistan, you could be looking at another Vietnam,” said Eagleburger. “If you’re not prepared to go in to win it, then don’t do it at all.”...
  • Job Sprawl Revisited [Brookings' central planning rationale]

    04/06/2009 10:46:32 AM PDT · by NativeNewYorker · 2 replies · 307+ views
    Brookings ^ | 4/6/9
    ...Currently, members of the 111th Congress and the new administration, along with leaders at the state and local level, are crafting policies with the potential to directly impact metropolitan development patterns and, by extension, the location of employment. The recently passed American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 will result in billions of dollars of new spending in areas including transportation and infrastructure, housing, energy, and job creation. If used wisely by federal, state, and local leaders, these investments could help spur cohesive planning and policies that connect decisions around affordable housing, transportation, and jobs to foster more compact and...
  • Study names Brookings Institution industry’s most influential think tank

    01/08/2009 1:44:38 PM PST · by · 6 replies · 433+ views
    The Brookings Institution has been named America’s most influential think tank in the first-ever comprehensive study of the industry. The University of Pennsylvania’s James McGann analyzed about 5,500 think tanks around the world. He sent out surveys to thousands of scholars and experts and asked them to evaluate think tanks based on their ability to shape or drive public policy questions in their home countries and regions. The United States, home to more than one-third of the globe’s think tanks, got its own category for top tanks. Brookings was listed first, followed by New York’s Council on Foreign Relations, D.C.’s...
  • Another Fairness Doctrine Alert

    11/14/2008 12:57:25 PM PST · by bs9021 · 2 replies · 350+ views
    Campus Report ^ | November 14, 2008 | Irene Warren
    Another Fairness Doctrine Alert by: Irene Warren, November 14, 2008 While America waits in the balance for the next Administration to take control of the White House, political and governance studies experts met at the Brookings Institution recently to discuss the President-elect’s public policy stance on climate change and the current global economic crisis that challenges the very viability of the nation. They also want to bring the Fairness Doctrine to radio broadcasting. As a way to express legitimate public policy concerns, Darrell West, vice-president and director of the Brookings Governance Studies offered to draft a public memo to present...
  • Not Ready for Algebra

    11/04/2008 10:39:44 AM PST · by bs9021 · 3 replies · 446+ views
    Campus Report ^ | November 4, 2008 | Irene Warren
    Not Ready for Algebra by: Irene Warren, November 04, 2008 A trend shows that elementary and advanced math students have fallen below the national average. The Brown Center on Education Policy hosted an event at the Brookings Institution recently to discuss possible ways to better prepare students to succeed in higher-level math courses. “Algebra in eighth grade was once reserved for the mathematically gifted student” the Brookings Institution noted in an October 2008 events announcement. “From 1990 to 2007, national enrollment in algebra courses soared from 16 percent to more than 30 percent of all eighth graders.” However, proficiency scores...
  • Former Clinton Official Named as Russian Dupe (Strobe Talbott)

    03/04/2008 7:45:08 PM PST · by river rat · 157 replies · 1,646+ views
    Accuracy in Media ^ | March 04, 2008 | AIM Report
    Snip..... In what could be the biggest State Department scandal since State Department official and United Nations founder Alger Hiss was exposed as a Soviet spy, a top Clinton State Department official and former Time magazine journalist has been identified as having been a trusted contact of the Russian intelligence service. Snip... The sensational charge against Strobe Talbott is made in a new book based on interviews with a Russian defector. Snip... Talbott has been and continues to be a major foreign policy thinker. Back in 2000, when he was named head of the Yale Center for the Study of...
  • Iraq Electricity Production at Alltime High

    09/27/2007 1:02:43 PM PDT · by Helotes · 68 replies · 525+ views
    Bookings Institute Iraq Index pg 40 ^ | 9/27/07 | Brookings Institute
    Iraq's electricity production has finally surpassed the government's interim goal of 120,000 KW average hours of production for the first time. This level has never been achieved before and represents a significant increase over pre-war levels in spite of insurgent caused interuptions. See page 40 of the Brookings Iraq index
  • Al-Maliki Flop Dilutes Success Of Iraq Surge

    08/24/2007 6:27:24 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 20 replies · 807+ views
    IBD ^ | August 24, 2007 | Charles Krauthammer
    After months of surreality, the Iraq debate has quite abruptly acquired a relationship to reality. Following the Democratic victory last November, panicked Republican senators began rifling the thesaurus to find exactly the right phrase to express exactly the right nuance to establish exactly the right distance from the president's Iraq policy, while Murtha Democrats searched for exactly the right legislative ruse to force a retreat from Iraq without appearing to do so. In the last month, however, as a consensus has emerged about realities on the ground in Iraq, a reasoned debate has begun. A number of fair-minded observers, both...
  • Democrats Demonised For Backing Bush In Iraq

    08/24/2007 6:40:44 PM PDT · by blam · 10 replies · 688+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 8-25-2007 | Alex Spillius
    Democrats demonised for backing Bush in Iraq By Alex Spillius in Washington Last Updated: 2:19am BST 25/08/2007 A US military patrol guards a street corner during a weapons search in Baghdad Two of the Democratic party’s most influential strategists have been transformed into hate figures of the American Left after daring to support President George W. Bush’s tactics in Iraq. Michael O’Hanlon and Kenneth Pollack, military analysts at Washington’s liberal Brookings Institution, declared themselves as unlikely allies of Mr Bush when they wrote an article in the New York Times titled “A War We Might Just Win". The article was...
  • Brookings: IRAQ INDEX [Civilian fatalities down significantly] in Post-Saddam Iraq

    08/05/2007 2:25:48 PM PDT · by bnelson44 · 6 replies · 651+ views
    Brookings Institution ^ | August 2, 2007 | Michael E. O’Hanlon & Jason H. Campbell
    Iraq at the End of July After a trip of 8 days one of us (O'Hanlon) took to Iraq this July, revisions are needed in some key numbers in the Iraq Index. This is in part because fresh data have recently become available, and in part because the U.S. military and Bush administration have not done a sufficient job getting data into the American public debate. It required a trip to Iraq to get access to some information that really should be widely available on this side of the Atlantic.A more thorough accounting will follow in the coming days, but...
  • Casualty Counts

    08/01/2007 8:29:47 AM PDT · by Contentions · 3 replies · 297+ views
    contentions ^ | 8.1.2007 | Max Boot
    Critics of the troop surge have been arguing that it isn’t making any difference on the ground—the only thing it’s doing, they claim, is driving up American casualties. The facts are starting to contradict their claims. I’ve recently posted a couple of items noting that reliable on-the-ground observers—namely Michael O’Hanlon and Kenneth Pollack of The Brookings Institution and John Burns of the New York Times—have found that violence against Iraqis is falling. Now comes news that the number of American casualties is also declining, at least temporarily. There were spikes in the number of Americans killed in action in April...
  • Bloggers unleash fury on optimistic op-ed ...(the horror of actually winning in Iraq)

    08/01/2007 9:45:33 AM PDT · by IrishMike · 7 replies · 1,197+ views
    Politico ^ | Jul 31, 2007 | Mike Allen and Avi Zenilman
    Brookings scholars Michael E. O’Hanlon and Kenneth M. Pollack used the most established of platforms, the Op-Ed page of The New York Times, to offer the most politically incorrect of arguments on Monday: “We are finally getting somewhere in Iraq, at least in military terms.” Their 1,343-word piece, “A War We Just Might Win,” instantly provoked a more furious ideological shootout than has been sparked by any recent development on the battleground or action by the Bush administration. O'Hanlon told The Politico in an e-mail that he and his co-author were espousing "just temporary optimism," but their article was treated...
  • DUmmie FUnnies 07-31-07 (Shell Shocked By Surge Success)

    07/31/2007 6:32:42 AM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 56 replies · 1,169+ views
    DUmmie FUnnies ^ | July 31, 2007 | KOmmies and PJ-Comix
    The big story out there right now is how the Left has been completely blindsided by the success of the Iraq Surge under the leadership of General Petraeus. At the present moment they are in a state of shock and haven't yet come up with a way to react. Yes, the Left have completely invested themselves in DEFEAT and now the success of the surge is sawing off the limb they have climbed out on. One big indicator of the success of the surge is this New York Times Op-Ed ARTICLE titled, "A War We Just Might Win." Written...
  • A War We Just Might Win ("no more whack-a-mole")

    07/29/2007 8:44:30 PM PDT · by neverdem · 91 replies · 2,915+ views
    NY Times ^ | July 30, 2007 | MICHAEL E. O’HANLON and KENNETH M. POLLACK
    VIEWED from Iraq, where we just spent eight days meeting with American and Iraqi military and civilian personnel, the political debate in Washington is surreal. The Bush administration has over four years lost essentially all credibility. Yet now the administration’s critics, in part as a result, seem unaware of the significant changes taking place. Here is the most important thing Americans need to understand: We are finally getting somewhere in Iraq, at least in military terms. As two analysts who have harshly criticized the Bush administration’s miserable handling of Iraq, we were surprised by the gains we saw and the...
  • The Left and Good News from Iraq ...(watching their tactics evolve,interesting and revolting)

    07/31/2007 7:09:49 AM PDT · by IrishMike · 12 replies · 912+ views
    Townhall ^ | Monday, July 30, 2007 | Dean Barnett
    As I predicted earlier in the day, the left wing blogosphere has turned on the Brookings scholars who went to Iraq and noted the results of the surge. Glenn Greenwald, a.k.a. “The Lion of Jalalabad”, penned a characteristically windy attempt at character assassination. Thankfully, Matthew Yglesias showed more brevity. Characteristically, both pieces didn’t take issue with what Brookings-men Kenneth Pollack and Michael O’Hanlon reported seeing in Iraq but instead attacked them personally. If you’ve studied the moonbats in their native habitats as I have the past several years, this comes as no surprise. After all, what is the chickenhawk meme...
  • Turning Point? [Symposium: Yon, McCain, Hanson, Gaffney on hope in Iraq]

    07/31/2007 7:23:44 AM PDT · by bnelson44 · 5 replies · 395+ views
    NRO ^ | 7/31/07
    An NRO Symposium The New York Times ran a piece Monday by two non-“neoconservatives” — Michael O’Hanlon and Kenneth Pollack — arguing that the war in Iraq can be won. Is this indicative of some kind of mood change afoot? Could we really win this war? Could the rhetoric in Washington really change? National Review Online asked a group of experts.
  • No, Iraq war's not lost

    07/31/2007 8:52:44 AM PDT · by knighthawk · 21 replies · 859+ views
    NY Daily News ^ | July 31 2007
    There are many who cannot bear the suggestion that reenergized American military operations under Gen. David Petraeus are making headway, and yesterday they were shocked by Brookings Institution think-tankers who, writing in The New York Times, allow that Iraq is today "a war we just might win." Michael O'Hanlon and Kenneth Pollack have been harshly critical of the war's prosecution in the past. But now, returned from eight days at the front, they point to the turnaround in Anbar Province, the plunging civilian fatality rates and the improving performance of Iraqi security forces as signs things may at last be...
  • Leading lawmaker dismisses US scholars' upbeat report on Iraq [Murtha said on CNN......]

    07/31/2007 10:54:41 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 62 replies · 2,174+ views
    Leading lawmaker dismisses US scholars' upbeat report on Iraq Jul 31 01:18 PM US/Eastern A top Democratic lawmaker Tuesday dismissed the findings of two longtime Iraq war critics, who cited a dramatic improvement in the situation there following the infusion of thousands of additional US troops. "I dismiss it at as rhetoric," said US Representative John Murtha, a former marine, congressional heavyweight on military matters, and outspoken Iraq War critic. "I don't know where they were staying. I don't know what they saw. But I know this: that it's not getting better," Murtha said on CNN television. "It's over-optimist. It's...
  • Shocking New York Times Op-ed: Iraq Is ‘A War We Just Might Win’

    07/30/2007 1:24:37 PM PDT · by r-q-tek86 · 63 replies · 2,452+ views
    NewsBusters ^ | 7/30/07 | Noel Sheppard
    On Sunday, NewsBusters reported a shocking discussion that ensued on "The Chris Matthews Show" wherein five liberal media members actually debated why America shouldn't withdraw its troops from Iraq. Maybe more shocking, the following day, an op-ed was published in the New York Times claiming that "We are finally getting somewhere in Iraq, "morale is high," and, as a result, this is "a war we just might win." Adding to the shock is that this piece was written by two members of the Brookings Institution, which even Wikipedia acknowledges is "widely regarded as being politically liberal." The authors - Michael...
  • Media Shocker: NYT's Reports Good News On Iraq!

    07/31/2007 8:50:01 AM PDT · by nancyvideo · 36 replies · 1,263+ views
    RightBias News ^ | July 312, 2007 | Nancy Morgan
    Victor Davis Hanson once opined that the war in Iraq could be won in 30 days if all media coverage were banned. The chance of that happening is pretty close to zero (unless, of course, Hillary gets elected). But there are curious rumblings in the mainstream media. After five years of relentless antiwar reporting, after five years of headlining the mistakes and miscalculations of the Bush administrations, two events last Sunday signalled a possible turnaround in the way the 'mainstream media' covers the war.
  • A War We Just Might Win

    07/30/2007 6:11:17 AM PDT · by RealTeen · 62 replies · 2,201+ views
    The New York Times ^ | 7-30-07 | O'Hanlon and Pollack
    VIEWED from Iraq, where we just spent eight days meeting with American and Iraqi military and civilian personnel, the political debate in Washington is surreal. The Bush administration has over four years lost essentially all credibility. Yet now the administration’s critics, in part as a result, seem unaware of the significant changes taking place. Here is the most important thing Americans need to understand: We are finally getting somewhere in Iraq, at least in military terms. As two analysts who have harshly criticized the Bush administration’s miserable handling of Iraq, we were surprised by the gains we saw and the...
  • Men in their 30s lag behind their fathers in pay

    05/26/2007 4:19:44 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 90 replies · 3,047+ views
    THE WALL STREET JOURNAL ^ | May 26, 2007 | Greg Ip
    American men in their 30s today are worse off financially than their fathers' generation, a reversal from just a decade ago, when sons generally were better off than their fathers, a new study finds. The study, the first in a series on economic mobility undertaken by several prominent think tanks, also says the typical American family's income has lagged far behind productivity growth since 2000, a departure from most of the post-World War II period. The findings suggest "the up escalator that has historically ensured that each generation would do better than the last may not be working very well,"...
  • U.S. Think Tanks Have Policy Impact

    01/13/2007 8:57:27 AM PST · by hedgetrimmer · 45 replies · 536+ views ^ | JANUARY 12, 2007
    There are some 2,000 think tanks in the U.S. Ten of them, including the Heritage Foundation, Brookings Institution, Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS), Council on Foreign Relations, and Rand Corporation, are regarded as major think tanks that have a big say in American policymaking. Formed as friendly gatherings of scholars in the early 20th century, think tanks started gaining momentum at the end of the Second World War as they began giving advice to the government. From the 1970s they proposed policies for political parties that held the same political view. They had many high-ranking government officials, who...
  • The Familiar Solution

    09/24/2006 9:04:00 AM PDT · by JSedreporter · 5 replies · 536+ views
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | September 22, 2006 | Matthew Hickman
    The fine people at The Brookings Institution are concerned; they are concerned with the inequality in income, the lack of opportunity in America, and the growing poverty rate. Furthermore, Isabel Sawhill, Co-Director of Center on Children and Families, is stupefied that the public doesn’t care more about these statistics, “The public in this country seems reasonably comfortable with the large degree of poverty and inequality.” Evidence? Simply, we haven’t done as much as other countries; America is just not European enough. This disinterest has led to a decline in opportunity and social mobility. Without opportunity an individual cannot secure the...
  • Freeper assistance needed !

    05/19/2006 4:04:56 PM PDT · by genefromjersey · 13 replies · 580+ views
    05/19/06 | vanity
    I could use a bit of help ! NBC is running another "Bush-bash" this weekend:the claim being the President thrice refused to act against Abu Musab Zarqawi in June 2002 "when he was vulnerable". NBC is relying on Michael O'Hanlon of the (liberal Democrat) Brookings Institution,and ROGER CRESSY , their Counter-terrorism "expert". I know Cressy once worked with Richard Clarke,on the Critical infrastructure protection board (computer security),and is said to have been a member of the National Security Council. I'm interested in learning when Cressy last worked for the gov't,and anything anyone knows about O'Hanlon. Thanks !
  • Putin accused of plagiarising his PhD thesis

    03/25/2006 10:19:43 PM PST · by ncountylee · 40 replies · 1,211+ views
    timesonline ^ | March 26, 2006 | Tony Allen-Mills
    THE career of President Vladimir Putin of Russia was built at least in part on a lie, according to US researchers. A new study of an economics thesis written by Putin in the mid-1990s has revealed that large chunks of it were copied from an American text. Putin was labelled a plagiarist yesterday after a pair of researchers at the Brookings Institution, a Washington DC think tank, established that the Russian president’s academic credentials were based on a dissertation he had lifted in part verbatim from the Russian translation of a management study written by two professors at the University...
  • CA: 'Racial generation gap' grows here, study says

    03/07/2006 10:56:01 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 12 replies · 615+ views
    LA Daily News ^ | 3/7/06 | Brad A. Greenberg
    With the number of whites shrinking as immigrant populations soar, a "racial generation gap" is opening in Los Angeles and cities nationwide, a study released today says. The report by The Brookings Institution said Los Angeles led all metropolitan areas and Riverside-San Bernardino ranked second in population gains by Latinos, Asians and blacks - increases attributed to higher birth rates among immigrants. In addition, 30 percent of Latinos nationwide live in Los Angeles and New York, the study said. And metropolitan Los Angeles, which includes Long Beach and Santa Ana, has 5.6 million Latinos, about 43 percent of its total...
  • WSJ: The Realtor Racket - The victims are middle-income home buyers and sellers.

    08/12/2005 5:36:12 AM PDT · by OESY · 52 replies · 2,949+ views
    Wall Street Journal ^ | August 12, 2005 | Editorial
    ...[I]n almost every other consumer industry-- booksellers, retailers, home appliances, insurance, banking, stock brokers-- the introduction of Internet and discount sellers has been a phenomenal financial benefit to customers.... Economists call this process of squeezing out transaction costs "disintermediation." If any industry is ripe for this, it is the $70 billion-a-year real estate brokerage market. Yes, fees have fallen modestly to about 5.1% on average in recent years. But a new study... concludes that in an unimpeded free market, fees should be dropping much faster -- particularly amid a real estate boom that has doubled home values over the past...
  • The Future of North America: Beyond Free Trade

    04/07/2005 8:37:54 PM PDT · by hedgetrimmer · 235 replies · 2,465+ views
    When it came into force on January 1, 1994, the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) joined the economic futures of Canada, Mexico, and the United States. Clearly both Canada and Mexico—reflecting the forces of geography and markets—had been integrating with the US well before NAFTA took effect. Indeed, the US and Canada had signed a bilateral free trade accord some six years earlier. But, with NAFTA in place, the pace of integration accelerated, and systematic rules governing trade and investment along with dispute resolution mechanisms were established, and the governments assumed an active role in guiding, promoting, and managing...
  • US Humanitarian Aid Again Labeled 'Stingy'

    02/14/2005 10:14:00 AM PST · by FlyLow · 29 replies · 819+ views
    CNS News ^ | 2-14-05 | Nathan Burchfiel
    ( - The U.S. has already committed $350 million to the tsunami relief efforts underway in Southeast Asia and President Bush wants Congress to approve another $600 million, but a humanitarian aid expert Friday nevertheless asserted that "when it comes to relative generosity, [America has] a long way to go." The remarks by Dr. Susan Rice, a senior fellow at the liberal Brookings Institution in Washington, D.C., were similar to those made by United Nations Undersecretary for Human Services Jan Egeland, who shortly after the Dec. 26 earthquake and tsunami declared that America's early response to the crisis was "stingy."...
  • Another "Moderate" Muslim Group - (Not good news. How much is enough?)

    12/29/2004 10:44:41 AM PST · by CHARLITE · 24 replies · 668+ views
    Muqtedar Khan of the Brookings Institution has announced, in a recent article in the Daily Times of Lahore, the coming into existence on Dec. 13, 2004, of yet another organization of American Muslims claiming to be moderates. It does not lack for ambitions: “Now with the constitution of the American Muslim Group for Policy Planning, Moderate Muslims in America have a name and an address.” Unfortunately, in its initial form, the AMGPP does not at all appear to be moderate. Rather, it resembles the Progressive Muslim Union (which opened its virtual doors a month earlier, and which I have analyzed...