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    Brookings Today, 10/24/14

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    Bruce Katz on Sirius XM: The U.S. Is the Most Metropolitan of Nations

    Tim Farley (l) and Bruce Katz on "POTUS Politics," on Sirius XM, discussing the metropolitan revolution in America. October 23, 2014.

    The United States is “the most metropolitan of nations,” says Bruce Katz, vice president and director of the Metropolitan Policy Program in a new podcast on Sirius XM’s “POTUS Politics” show. Noting that all U.S. cities and suburbs together comprise 84 percent of our population and 91 percent of our GDP—and the top 100 metros cover only an eighth of the landmass—Katz observes that “everything that matters—talented workers, modern infrastructure, an innovative ecosystem” are found in these areas, and because people are concentrating in metro areas, the U.S. “is more productive, more competitive, [and] more prosperous.” Listen to the full program here.  Read More

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    Brookings Today, 10/23/14

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    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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    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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    Brookings Today, 10/22/14

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    Brookings Today, 10/21/14

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    Policy Ideas to Share the Fruits of Economic Growth

    Labor activists in march in Lansing, Michigan

    In a new essay, “The New Challenge to Market Democracies,” Senior Fellow William Galston argues that “the centrality of economic well-being in our politics reflects long-held assumptions about the purposes of our politics. If economic growth and well-being are in jeopardy, so are our political arrangements.” Galston, the Ezra K. Zilkha Chair in Governance Studies, makes the case that economic growth and well-being are indeed in jeopardy for a variety of reasons. Learn more about his essay here.  Read More

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    Brookings Today, 10/20/14

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    Ten Noteworthy Moments In U.S. Investigative Journalism

    Since the late 19th century, American journalists have used their craft to call government and corporations to account for wrongdoing, secret practices, and even corruption, often sparking public outcry and reform. In the latest Brookings Essay, Robert Kaiser, former managing editor of The Washington Post, examines the digital revolution that has forever changed American journalism, and not for the better. Calling journalism “the lifeblood of a free, democratic society,” Kaiser recalls a “golden era of journalism” before declining budgets and profits cut into news reporting, including investigative journalism. Listed here (and in the Essay) are ten noteworthy moments in U.S. investigative journalism. It is neither a top ten list nor a ranking of any sort; many well-qualified media outlets have assembled their own excellent lists. It also focuses on print journalism, though many great episodes of the form have appeared on television. As well, this investigative journalism is but one facet of the vital profession that reports the news.  Read More

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