A roundup of some of the content published today at Brookings.
- U.S.-Mexico presidential summit. Vanda Felbab-Brown anticipates the issues facing Presidents Obama and Peña Nieto when the two leaders meet tomorrow.
- The “metro revolution” in New York. Jennifer Bradley discusses how new technology innovation in New York City is part of “a major change in the economy and politics of our nation.”
- Open government and gridlock. John Hudak looks at a new piece on transparency and effective government.
- Data from the 2014 primaries project. Elaine Kamarck introduces the complete data set from a study of all 1,662 candidates in the 2014 congressional primaries.
- Boomer dominance in Congress. Morley Winograd and Michael Hais present data on the demographic composition of the U.S. House and Senate, showing that members of the Baby Boom generation remain ascendant in Congress.
- Happiness requires opportunity, not just contentment. Carol Graham explains the different forms of happiness and notes that, despite belief in the American Dream, Americans in poverty may see well-being the same as the poor in many poor countries.
- March elections in Israel. Natan Sachs previews Israeli elections on March 17, when a new Knesset and government will be chosen.
- Most read health care stories of 2014. Engelberg Center Director Alice Rivlin lists the top health care-related Brookings pieces of the past year.