Working to find actionable solutions to the nation's key challenges.

Five Innovative Examples of Smart Cities in the U.S.

Kyle Funk, Niki Deininger August 20, 2018

Columbus, Pittsburgh, Denver, San Francisco, and Dallas are examples of how cities are utilizing smart technology to find innovative solutions to some of their most pressing urban challenges.

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Into the Abyss: Turkish Impressions of a U.S.-Turkish Break

Nicholas Danforth August 17, 2018

With Trump threatening more sanctions and Erdogan threatening to find other allies, Turkey may be forced to figure out what the alternatives are.

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Congressional Actions to Address the Opioid Crisis

Timothy Swope August 16, 2018

Based on provisional data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), nearly 50,000 Americans died from opioid overdoses in 2017.

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Equity Crowdfunding: Promises and Challenges

Peter Grills, John Soroushian August 15, 2018

The equity crowdfunding market is still relatively new and needs time to mature before outcomes will become clear.

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Why the American Public Should Trust Key National Statistics

Nick Hart, G. William Hoagland August 10, 2018

U.S. statistical agencies provide the foundation for much of the evidence building and knowledge generation that occurs in science and policy analysis

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Problem Solvers Caucus Congressional Reform

Joshua Ferrer, Matthew Weil August 9, 2018

The members of the Problem Solvers Caucus have put their feet down and demanded change. Perhaps they can follow through on their bold proposals with action come January.

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The Future of Cities Looks Smart

DOT’s Smart City Challenge shows us how public policy can play a valuable role in promoting technological innovation in cities across the country.

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It’s Time to Rethink the Debt Limit

Once reinstated, partisan conflict over the debt limit will reemerge, putting the country back on the brink of a potentially calamitous default on its obligations.

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Will the U.S. Stop Turkey from Receiving F-35s?

It is increasingly likely that future conflicts and security issues will arise that make handing these planes over to Turkey dangerous.

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The Goal is Workable Bipartisanship

Joshua Ferrer August 6, 2018

The next Congress is likely to be closely divided, no matter which party controls each chamber. It’s time to find the way back to regular order and working together for the American people.

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