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INTERNATIONAL SECURITY
In and Out of Time in Iraq

In the spring of 2004, there simultaneously was a Shiite uprising on one side of Baghdad and a Sunni one west of the city, in Fallujah. Yet,


EDUCATION POLICY
Why Progressives Have Ignored Deaths Like Eric Garner's For Years

The protests have never been about one incident. They've never been about one particular tragic death. These are protests against unceasing,


EDUCATION POLICY
Montgomery County School Chief Joshua Starr’s Biggest Problem—Everyone Wants to Go to His Schools

Even the guy who runs the schools has something to learn. When Joshua P. Starr, superintendent of Montgomery County Public Schools, arrived


EDUCATION POLICY
For Accomplished Students, Reaching a Good College Isn’t as Hard as It Seems

But while the best students are sending out more applications for the same number of slots at elite colleges, the slots themselves aren’t be


INTERNATIONAL SECURITY
National Security Babies

If young children do not receive high-quality care from educated professionals who understand how to stimulate and shape brain development,


EDUCATION POLICY
Barking up the wrong tree with the student debt crisis

It's clear that students, families and policymakers share substantial, and well-deserved, anxiety over student loans. But as we pursue solut


ASSET BUILDING
Why Obama’s Immigration Plan is a Wild Card for the U.S. Economy

Executive actions to provide undocumented immigrants temporary relief from deportation do not set a pathway toward permanent legal status.


EDUCATION POLICY
Why We Can't Afford To Turn Away Immigrants

Each American’s ideological mileage on immigration varies according to which end of the “e pluribus unum” (“Out of many, one”) equation pull


EDUCATION POLICY
The Diploma Deficit

For low-income Americans with no post-secondary credential, the path to the middle class ends all too soon. Unless we increase the achieveme


PROFITS & PURPOSE and NEW AMERICA
Social Innovation: A Bi-Partisan Bright Spot

Making government payments contingent on measurable results is part of a larger push for evidenced based policy-making. Outside of governmen


EDUCATION POLICY
Common-Sense, Science-Based Advice on Toddler Screen Time

This shift in advice does not give parents a pass. Nor is it about making life easier for us. Let’s face it: Raising children turns our hair


INTERNATIONAL SECURITY
China's New Military Robots Pack More Robots Inside, Starcraft-Style

China puts autonomous and armed robots up for sale at the 2014 Zhuhai Air Show. In one package, you get three robots!