Philadelphia Fed names Patrick Harker as Plosser’s successor

Financial Reform / News March 2, 2015
The Philadelphia Federal Reserve named Patrick Harker, one of its directors and the head of the University of Delaware, as its president and the newest U.S. monetary policymaker.

Augustine and Holliday: Investing in America’s next energy boom

Energy / News February 27, 2015
Since 2010, real investments in federal government energy R&D have been flat, and actually declined adjusted for inflation.

Dan Glickman: The True Cost of Food Waste

Health / News February 27, 2015
About one third of all the food that is produced is wasted, which amounts to about $1 trillion worth of food loss each year.

Business Leaders Urge U.S. to Increase Energy Research

Energy / News February 23, 2015
The American Energy Innovation Council urged Congress and the White House to make expanded energy research a strategic national priority.

Yellen Faces Congress Amid Direst Threat to Fed Since Dodd-Frank

Financial Reform / News February 23, 2015
Lawmakers from both parties are demanding greater transparency and accountability from the Federal Reserve.

Study: Data lacking about the true state of border security

Immigration / News February 20, 2015
Inconsistent and ineffective reporting by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security has led to a skewed perception of the state of border security, a bipartisan think tank says.

Why Slow Electronic Payments Can Cause Cash Flow Problems

Financial Reform / News February 18, 2015
Richard Cordray, who heads the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, said roughly half of all bank fees could be attributed to a slow payment system.

Jason Grumet: For Obama and Cruz, Unexpected Directions on Filibuster

Governance / News February 17, 2015
Is a Senate filibuster a malicious barrier to legislative progress or an essential tool to ensure all voices are heard in formulating public policy?

Senator’s one small step toward bridging Congress’s massive divide: trust

Governance / News February 13, 2015
Sen. Lamar Alexander (R) of Tennessee has done something unexpected and, by the measure of Washington politics, somewhat remarkable.

Safeguarding Social Security and Other Retirement Policy Fixes

Economy / News February 11, 2015
Relatively modest changes could help many more Americans achieve a comfortable retirement. And that should be enough reason for policymakers to act.