114th Congress Improves, but Gridlock Overshadows

Michael Thorning January 19, 2017

The 114th Congress undoubtedly saw improvements to the legislative process, but there were concerning trends as well.

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Rising College Tuition: Are States to Blame?

Kenneth Megan, Jake Varn January 19, 2017

It is easy to blame state governments for disinvesting in higher education and driving up costs. A closer look at the trends, however, tells a more nuanced story.

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Turkey’s Road to the Executive Presidency

Nicholas Danforth January 11, 2017

The draft constitution currently being debated by the Turkish parliament would formalize Erdoğan’s almost complete control over the country’s political system.

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Answering the Infrastructure Finance FAQs

Sarah Kline January 6, 2017

To craft an infrastructure package that meets America’s broad needs, policymakers will have to determine the appropriate balance between funding and financing.

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Terror Attacks in Turkey Mark Regional and Internal Conflicts

Jessica Michek December 21, 2016

This has been a year of escalating violence in Turkey, both due to worsening domestic dynamics and increased spillover from regional conflicts

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BPC Announces Focus on Management Excellence in Government

Matthew Weil December 21, 2016

BPC is launching its Management Excellence Tracker in early January 2017 to follow the progress in filling key Senate-confirmable management positions.

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A Challenge to a Ginnie Mae-Based Approach to Housing Finance Reform

Michael A. Stegman December 20, 2016

Michael Bright and Ed DeMarco’s proposal to end the conservatorship of the GSEs would use the Ginnie Mae platform to create a new secondary mortgage market.

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Don’t Expect an Economic Escape from Erdogan

Nicholas Danforth December 20, 2016

For all those hoping to see Turkey eventually emerge as a stable democracy, further news of Turkey’s economic troubles should be a cause for concern.

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Assassination of Russian Ambassador Signals Expansion of Syrian Conflict

Blaise Misztal December 19, 2016

What seems most likely is that the attack on the Russian ambassador was carried out by a group that actually has been targeted by Russian forces in Syria.

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4 Ways Infrastructure Can Benefit from Private Partnerships

Jake Varn December 19, 2016

By leveraging the private sector as a partner, governments can deliver modern infrastructure projects faster and at a lower cost to taxpayers.

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