Brookings Today, 10/24/14

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

  • News curation vs. aggregation. Darrell West and Beth Stone examine the potential of editor’s choice recommendations on news websites, instead of the most popular stories, as a way to offer readers better and more diverse news stories.
  • Today’s deficit is not the problem. David Wessel says that the numbers for the current deficit aren’t cause for much concern, but in the future …
  • Cutting off ISIS’s cash flow. Charles Lister explores the Islamic State’s sources of income and explains why countering their sources of funds should be part of the strategy to fight the group.
  • Incoming Congress needs to support Ukraine. Strobe Talbott argues that regardless of which party controls Congress in January, America’s political leaders must support Ukraine.
  • U.S. is the most metropolitan of nations. Bruce Katz leads a discussion on Sirius XM with three metropolitan leaders about their challenges and opportunities.
  • Inequality beneath surface of political discourse. Richard Reeves examines how inequality lies just beneath the surface of today’s political races.
  • Key issues in North Carolina Senate race. Writing for the FixGov series on the 2014 midterms, Elon University Professor Jason Husser answers questions about the Senate race between incumbent Senator Kay Hagen (D) and challenger Thom Tillis (R).
  • Rising democracies and human rights. Ted Piccone argues that democratic governments “behave hypocritically when it comes to human rights and foreign policy.” He shows why the international community should hold them accountable.