2014 midterm elections

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2014 Midterms: Congressional Elections and the Obama Climate Legacy

October 23, 2014, William J. Antholis and Han Chen

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.

  • Interview | E&ETV OnPoint

    Impacts of the DOE's Liquefied Natural Gas Export Proposal

    June 18, 2014, David L. Goldwyn

  • Interview | WTOP News Time

    Amazon Announces Drone Delivery

    December 6, 2013, Peter W. Singer

  • In the News

    One of [Cass Sunstein's] proudest accomplishments, he says, was nudging the Department of Agriculture toward replacing its old 'food pyramid' with a simpler 'food plate' showing that half your diet should be fruits and vegetables. He presided over big-ticket items too, including a rule to standardize safety warning labels that could save employers as much as $2.5 billion, and a rule to simplify doctors' and nurses' paperwork that could save hospitals and medical practices as much as $5 billion.

    April 29, 2013, Cass Sunstein, Los Angeles Times
  • In the News

    [The Obama administration hasn't] advertised [its regulation-trimming efforts] very well. No one knows that they've even been trying, let alone that they've accomplished anything.

    April 28, 2013, Elaine Kamarck, Los Angeles Times
  • Expert Q & A | Cass Sunstein

    Cass Sunstein Previews New Book, Simpler: The Future of Government

    March 25, 2013, Cass Sunstein

  • In the News

    The airline case shouldn’t be taken in isolation of other deregulated industries. What we’re seeing in airlines is what we’ve seen in railroads, telecom, and trucking.

    February 14, 2013, Clifford Winston, Christian Science Monitor
  • In the News

    It doesn't look like the Colorado shootings will galvanize the gun control issue. The National Rifle Association has a solid lock on the gun issue and effectively is preventing any serious discussion of gun violence. Americans don't like to connect our gun policies on assault weapons with violent crime and it doesn't look like that is going to change any time soon.

    August 1, 2012, Darrell M. West, Xinhua
  • In the News

    My sense is that Republicans will be highly critical of the Fed if it pursues additional stimulus in any form. Venturing into mortgage markets beyond buying mortgage-backed securities seems to be a step too far into fiscal policy for Fed critics.

    July 26, 2012, Sarah A. Binder, Bloomberg Businessweek
  • In the News

    [T]he NRA and the rest of the gun lobby have such a firm hold on our political system that no one can bring up the notion, which we bring up with every other kind of tragedy, that maybe we can do better. Maybe there are laws that we can pass to prevent something like this. No one says that better laws would prevent all tragedies, but if that were the standard, then we wouldn’t pass any laws at all.

    July 20, 2012, E.J. Dionne, Jr., National Public Radio
  • Interview | E&E TV's OnPoint

    July 17, 2012, Ted Gayer

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