Obama and the Kurds: Turkish Strikes Vex Islamic State Plan

National Security / News July 29, 2015
In a dizzying array of alliances, Obama has been pleading with Turkey to fight ISIS and allow the U.S. military to launch airstrikes from its Incirlik air base.

Goals Diverge and Perils Remain as U.S. and Turkey Take on ISIS

National Security / News July 27, 2015
One area of concern about the engagement against ISIS is that Turkish forces seemed to be at least as interested in waging a campaign against Kurdish militants.

Lott and Dorgan: Energy policy shifts needed to respond to changing landscape

Energy / News July 27, 2015
It is time for Congress to roll up its sleeves and take a new look at our nation’s transformed energy system.

Is Congress inching toward functionality?

Governance / News July 21, 2015
Bit by bit, the gears are moving more smoothly, according to the “Healthy Congress Index,” compiled by the Bipartisan Policy Center.

Tracking the ‘health’ of Congress

Governance / News July 21, 2015
Congress continues to show small measures of progress in how the institution is being run, according to a new report.

Former budget leaders push Congress to revamp process

Economy / News July 20, 2015
Two former leaders in the congressional budget process are laying out their recommendations for reforming a process that say “urgently needs repair.”

Jason Grumet: Congress Reinvigorating Rules of the Road

Governance / News July 20, 2015
We see a glimmer of effective governance that contradicts the narrative of congressional incompetence as an embedded feature of our democracy.

Where the U.S. Caved to Get Iran to Sign

National Security / News July 17, 2015
The concessions involving Iran's development of advanced centrifuges starting in year eight are particularly alarming.

Nuclear deal with Iran scrutinized by experts

National Security / News July 17, 2015
The diplomats who negotiated a nuclear deal with Iran always knew that if they succeeded, it would come under heavy scrutiny.

Immigration in America: The real debate

Immigration / News July 17, 2015
Most research indicates that foreign-born residents commit fewer crimes per capita, not more, than natives.