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A Moment for More and Better Evidence for Government

Nick Hart October 20, 2017

The American public wants a government that operates effectively and efficiently, but far too often the evidence needed to improve government programs and policies is not available.

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Nobel Prize Winner’s Ideas ‘Nudge’ Public Policy

John Soroushian, Kenneth Megan October 19, 2017

Behavioral economics has been especially influential in the field of personal savings and informed the work of BPC’s Commission on Retirement Security and Personal Savings.

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Congress's First Nine Months

Michael Thorning October 19, 2017

In the first nine months, the 115th Congress was at work in the Capitol more, but it’s unclear what there is to show for it in terms of adhering to regular order.

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Are Border Apprehensions Up or Down? It Depends.

Hunter Hallman October 12, 2017

Understanding both historical trends and recent developments is important to get the whole picture on border apprehensions.

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The Clean Power Plan: What Happens Next?

Blair Beasley October 10, 2017

The Clean Power Plan would have regulated carbon dioxide emissions from existing power plants for the first time.

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Congress is Bottlenecked, Again

Steve Bell, Jack Rametta October 10, 2017

As we enter the last few months of 2017, Congress still has a long list of issues left to address and in fact its to-do list has grown since January.

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President’s Decision on Recertification Alone Doesn’t Change Iran Deal

Blaise Misztal October 6, 2017

By itself, the president’s decision to not certify the Iran nuclear deal will change nothing.

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Record Number of Cases in Immigration Courts is Simmering Crisis

Hunter Hallman, Cristobal Ramón October 4, 2017

Making a significant and lasting dent in immigration court backlog will require a massive undertaking.

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Puerto Rico and the Complicated Path to Disaster Recovery

Jake Varn September 29, 2017

Puerto Rico’s recovery will require long-term technical expertise to build, operate, and manage any new systems.

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Here’s How Private Capital Can Help Fix Rural Infrastructure

Sarah Kline September 28, 2017

BPC undertook a broad review of rural projects to identify strategies and best practices for putting private capital to work in rural areas.

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