This chartbook from the Bipartisan Policy Center and the American Enterprise Institute (AEI) examines how spending on the all-volunteer force has changed over time.
A nuclear weapons–capable Islamic Republic of Iran,” the Bipartisan Policy Center’s Iran Task Force argued six years ago, “is strategically untenable.” With the Middle East gripped by instability and seemingly poised on the brink of regional sectarian conflict, that assessment holds even more truth today.
The Bipartisan Policy Center launched the Commission on Political Reform in 2013 to investigate the causes and consequences of America’s partisan political divide and to advocate for specific reforms that will improve the political process and that will work in a polarized atmosphere.
Obesity and obesity-related chronic diseases, such as diabetes and hypertension, constitute some of the most challenging and costly public health threats facing America today. To combat these threats, health care providers must be better equipped to address issues of diet and physical activity with their patients.
Right now, young Americans—those with the largest stake in America’s future—are getting the short end of the stick. Older generations are passing enormous bills down to our generation, and they are not investing enough in the foundations, skills, and opportunities to ensure that we—their kids and grandkids—can have as good of a life as they did. To make matters worse, older generations are more polarized and therefore Congress is more polarized than at any time since the Civil War. Political warfare has impeded pragmatic solutions that will preserve the American dream for our children. our own, but because of decisions the current generation of leaders has refused to make.
The March 2014 local elections took place in the shadow of serious concerns about Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan's increasing authoritarianism