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    Brookings Today, 11/26/14

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    5 Myths You Shouldn't Believe about Government Transparency

    A lone worker passes by the U.S. Capitol building in Washington, October 8, 2013. A few faint glimmers of hope surfaced in the U.S. fiscal standoff, both in Congress and at the White House, with President Barack Obama saying he would accept a short-term increase in the nation's borrowing authority to avoid a default.

    In a new Center for Effective Public Management paper, Gary Bass—executive director of the Bauman Foundation; Danielle Brian—executive director of the Project on Government Oversight; and Brookings Visiting Fellow Norman Eisen argue that "more transparency is needed, not less," to solve Washington's problems. They respond to transparency critics' five principle myths.  Read More

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    The Thanksgiving Letter Robert Brookings Got from His Mom in 1864

    Thomas Nast, Thanksgiving Day, 1864, Harper's Weekly

    On November 27, 1864, in the midst of the Civil War and just weeks after Maryland adopted a new constitution outlawing slavery in the state, Mary Reynolds wrote a loving, Thanksgiving-themed letter to her son, Robert S. Brookings, the future founder of the Brookings Institution. He was then a 14-year-old student attending the West Nottingham Academy near Rising Sun, Maryland. Her letter, datelined Perrymansville (now Perryman), a town about 20 miles away from the boarding school, opens with a question: “How did you spend your Thanksgiving or did you know last Thursday was Thanksgiving day [?]” Read and download the full text of the letter here.  Read More

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    Brookings Today, 11/25/14

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    WATCH: Robert Einhorn Explains Status of P5+1–Iran Nuclear Negotiations

    Senior Fellow Robert Einhorn moderates a panel discussion on the negotiations between the P5+1 countries and Iran over Iran's nuclear program.

    Today, the Arms Control and Non-Proliferation Initiative at Brookings hosted a discussion on the current state of the negotiations between the P5+1 partners and Iran on its nuclear program. Just this past weekend, on November 24, a deadline established under the Joint Plan of Action passed with the parties agreeing to continue negotiations into 2015. Senior Fellow Robert Einhorn, a former assistant secretary for nonproliferation during the Clinton administration and the secretary of state’s special advisor for nonproliferation and arms control during the Obama administration, explained the current situation and what to expect moving forward. Get video highlights here.  Read More

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    Brookings Today, 11/24/14

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    Brookings Today, 11/21/14

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    The Data Show a Diversity Explosion in America

    Diversity Explosion: Median Age for Race Groups, 2010

    In his new book, "Diversity Explosion: How New Racial Demographics Are Remaking America," Senior Fellow William Frey examines the dramatic growth of minority populations in the United States and the profound impact this is having on our politics, economy, and nation as a whole. The charts, maps, and multimedia here demonstrate some of the most important and interesting trends documented in the book.  Read More

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    Brookings Today, 11/20/14

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    Brookings Experts on Immigration Reform and Executive Action

    The Arizona-Mexico border fence near Naco, Arizona, March 29, 2013. (REUTERS/Samantha Sais)

    President Obama is expected to announce executive action soon to shield millions of undocumented immigrants, those with no criminal record or who came to the U.S. as children, from deportation. Over the last year, as immigration reform has been debated in Congress without producing legislation for the president to sign, Brookings experts have offered their insights and recommendations on many aspects of the issue.  Read More

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