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  • FixGov

    2014 Midterms: Key Issues in the North Carolina Senate Race

    2014 midterm elections

    As part of the 2014 Midterm Elections Series, we've asked experts from the ten states with competitive Senate races to answer six questions in a spotlight on each race, providing perspective on the dynamics in the state as we head toward Election Day. In this post, Jason Husser looks at key issues in the North Carolina Senate race between Senator Kay Hagan and Thom Tillis. 

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  • The Avenue

    Cars Remain King and Barrier to Economic Opportunity

    Zero Vehicle Driving Rates

    While more Americans are relying on alternative modes to get to work every day, cars still define most commutes. Over time, these high driving rates not only reflect a built environment that continues to promote vehicle usage—despite recent shifts toward city living and job clustering—but also call into question how well our transportation networks offer access to economic opportunity for all workers.  Read More

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  • FixGov

    2014 Midterms: Intensity Matters for the Future of the ACA

    2014 midterm elections

    As part of the 2014 Midterm Elections Series, experts across Brookings will weigh in on issues that are central to this year's campaigns, how the candidates are engaging those topics, and what will shape policy for the next two years. In this post, Elaine Kamarck looks at how public opinion of the Affordable Care Act has impacted the election. 

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  • Brookings Now

    The Decline of Newspapers, in Four Charts

    The Bad News About the News

    It's no secret that over the past decade the digital revolution has threatened the world of print journalism as we have know it. Across the country, magazines and newspapers are struggling to stay afloat, or even closing, as they see their revenues decreasing and their traditional readership looking for news online and elsewhere. See how four charts from the latest Brookings Essay explain this phenomenon.  Read More

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  • Up Front

    Hutchins Roundup: The Optimal Top Marginal Tax Rate, the Economic Benefits of Bankruptcy Protection, and More

    The Hutchins Roundup

    The Hutchins Center on Fiscal and Monetary Policy presents their weekly collection of the latest economic research, this week covering the optimal top marginal tax rate, the economic benefits of bankruptcy protection and more.  Read More

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  • FixGov

    2014 Midterms: Key Issues in the Kansas Senate Race

    2014 midterm elections

    As part of the 2014 Midterm Elections Series, we've asked experts from the ten states with competitive Senate races to answer six questions in a spotlight on each race, providing perspective on the dynamics in the state as we head toward Election Day. In this post, Patrick Miller examines the Kansas Senate race between Senator Pat Roberts and independent candidate Greg Orman. 

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  • Brookings Now

    California Governor Jerry Brown: Water Is Not a Political Game

    California Gov. Jerry Brown speaks at a Hamilton Project-Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment event on water policy, October 20, 2014.

    Earlier this week, The Hamilton Project at Brookings and the Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment hosted a forum and released new papers highlighting opportunities for improving water management in the United States in the face of scarce water supplies. More than 70 percent of the western United States is experiencing drought conditions, with California enduring losses to its agricultural sector of $2.2 billion this year. California Governor Jerry Brown delivered featured remarks on the landscape of water in the West and discussed his state's "Water Action Plan." Watch his remarks and get more content from the event here.  Read More

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  • FixGov

    2014 Midterms: Congressional Elections and the Obama Climate Legacy

    2014 midterm elections

    As part of the 2014 Midterm Elections Series, experts across Brookings will weigh in on issues that are central to this year's campaigns, how the candidates are engaging those topics, and what will shape policy for the next two years. In this post, William Antholis and Han Chen discuss the importance of climate and energy issues on the primaries, and how the results might influence future domestic and international climate policy.

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  • PlanetPolicy

    2014 Midterms: Congressional Elections and the Obama Climate Legacy

    2014 midterm elections

    As part of the 2014 Midterm Elections Series, experts across Brookings will weigh in on issues that are central to this year's campaigns, how the candidates are engaging those topics, and what will shape policy for the next two years. In this post, William Antholis and Han Chen discuss the importance of climate and energy issues on the primaries, and how the results might influence future domestic and international climate policy.

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  • TechTank

    Pharma Pays $825 Million to Doctors and Hospitals, ACA’s Sunshine Act Reveals

    A staff member carries out a CT scan on a corpse at a mortuary at Hospital Kuala Lumpur in Kuala Lumpur July 3, 2013. Malaysian entrepreneur Mathavan Chandran wants to revive the moribund post-mortem by replacing the scalpel with a scanner and the autopsy slab with a touchscreen computer. Infovalley's iGene 3D imaging software is, Chandran says, the first to package the autopsy process and offer it commercially as a suite of services that stretches from the moment of death to the delivery of a post-mortem report.

    Mandated by the Sunshine Act, On September 30th, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) publicly released the first set of data, which includes the payments made by the pharmaceutical companies and medical device manufacturers to physicians and teaching hospitals in the last five months of 2013. Disclosure of the financial relationships between the medical providers and industry is a very important step toward transparency.  Read More

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