Misztal: The U.S. picked the wrong ally in the fight against Islamic State

National Security / News August 4, 2015
When Turkey finally agreed to join U.S.-led efforts to fight Islamic State, Ankara was supposed to make the battle against the extremist group more effective.

GOP Silent on Sanctions Strategy if Iran Deal Derailed

National Security / News August 3, 2015
GOP lawmakers opposed to the Iran deal have so far failed to articulate a detailed strategy for what would come next if they derail the agreement.

Dallas Fed Struggles to Fill Fisher’s Big Shoes

Finance / News July 30, 2015
The Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas is taking its time picking a new president, leaving the institution without a strong public voice at a time of intense debate.

The Future of the Social Security Disability Insurance Program

Economy / News July 29, 2015
Social security disability insurance currently pays monthly benefits to 11 million Americans.

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.

Upton Wants to Keep Pressure on Senate to Take Up FDA Reform Bill

Health / News July 28, 2015
House Energy and Commerce Chairman Fred Upton is working to push his much beloved 21st Century Cures bill over the finish line.

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.

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.

Timing is the element most likely to change in EPA’s final Clean Power Plan

Energy / News July 27, 2015
In countless meetings on the Clean Power Plan with states and energy companies, the most common plea to U.S. EPA has been for more time.

Domenici and Rivlin: Congressional Budget Process Is Broken

Economy / News July 24, 2015
In nearly half of the past two decades, Congress failed to pass a budget agreement — the essential step in following its own rules for budget decision-making.