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Brookings Today, 11/26/14

A roundup of some of the content published today by Brookings. Note that Brookings Now blog will return on Monday, December 1. Happy Thanksgiving.

  • Is Obamacare working? Kavita Patel looks at improvements in three key priority areas of the Affordable Care Act and cites improvement across the board.
  • A European view on Iran nuclear talks extension. Riccardo Alcaro writes that the extension of P5+1 negotiations with Iran is better than not having any more talks at all.
  • Entrepreneurs in Obama’s immigration executive action. Neil Ruiz and Mark Muro say that the provisions for children and parents in the president’s recent executive order on immigration overshadow new rules for foreign technology entrepreneurs.
  • A new global voice for children. Maysa Jalbout reports on the speech given by 15-year-old Teyise Dlamini to the United Nations last week.
  • Digital television’s lessons for broadband policy. Stuart Brotman explains how the history of digital TV’s development “can illustrate that organizing tomorrow’s policies around today’s technologies may be extremely difficult and unwise for the public interest.”
  • “Make hay while the sun shines.” On November 27, 1864, Robert Brookings’s mother wrote him a letter in which she asked how he spent Thanksgiving, offering him news of the family, and giving him advice on studying hard and avoiding bad habits.

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