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    Brookings Today, 10/22/14

    Brookings Today

    A roundup of some of the content published today by Brookings.  Read More

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    Brookings Today, 10/21/14

    Brookings Today

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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

    Brookings Today

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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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    Weekend Reads: A New Way to Pay for College, Oil Prices in Free Fall, and More

    Brookings Weekend Reads

    A selection of new content from Brookings this week, plus what our experts are reading.  Read More

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    Brookings Today, 10/17/14

    Brookings Today

    A roundup of some of the content published today by Brookings.  Read More

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    Brookings Today, 10/16/14

    Brookings Today

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    WATCH: FBI Director James Comey on Technology, Law Enforcement, and "Going Dark"

    FBI Director James Comey speaks at a Brookings event on technology, privacy and public safety, October 16, 2014. (photo by Paul Morigi)

    "The law hasn't kept pace with technology, and this disconnect has created a significant public safety problem," said FBI Director James Comey in remarks at a Brookings event today. "We call it 'Going Dark,'" he added, explaining that "We have the legal authority to intercept and access communications and information pursuant to court order, but we often lack the technical ability to do so." Watch video and get highlights here.  Read More

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    Why You Should Go to College

    Graduates from Columbia University's School of Journalism cheer during the university's commencement ceremony in New York, May 16, 2012. (REUTERS/Keith Bedford)

    More students than ever before are enrolling in degree-granting institutions in the United States. Between 2001 and 2011, enrollment increased 32 percent while more women and more non-whites are entering postsecondary education than ever before (National Center for Educational Statistics). Brookings is home to extensive research on the benefits of and challenges to postsecondary education in America. This post highlights recent Brookings research on key areas related to the value of a college degree: the economic return to a college degree; student loan debt and paying for college; the changing model of post-secondary education; and overcoming barriers to college. All of it points to one conclusion, to quote Richard Reeves: “go to college.”  Read More

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