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  • War and perpetual adolescence

    The urgency I feel isn't any longer to stop a particular war but to interrupt endless war: to interrupt the narrowly focused geopolitical conversation, conveyed to us over and over by media stenographers, in which lethal intervention -- wherever -- is...
  • It's not just L.A. -- other major cities struggle with low voter turnout

    It's not just L.A. -- other major cities struggle with low voter turnout
    Los Angeles is not the only city struggling with low voter turnout. Turnout in New York’s 2013 mayoral race was 26% and last week’s mayoral race in Chicago garnered 34% turnout, according to unofficial results. Just under 21% of registered...
  • Want to arm Kiev? Better have a Plan B

    Want to arm Kiev? Better have a Plan B
    To say that the truce in eastern Ukraine, where Russia-backed breakaway "republics" are battling the pro-Western Kiev government, isn't holding is like saying the Titanic sprung a leak. The cease-fire signed in September is a dead letter. There's a full-...
  • 'Advanced industries' are key to U.S. growth, report says

     'Advanced industries' are key to U.S. growth, report says
    Private, public and civic sectors must work together if they hope to reverse a decadeslong trend that has seen advanced industries hubs shrink across the country, according to a report released on Tuesday by the Brookings Institution. "At a moment of...
  • Why we shouldn't arm Ukraine

    Why we shouldn't arm Ukraine
    In recent decades, you could make a good living betting on American military intervention in any foreign crisis covered by CNN. President Barack Obama has resisted demands to escalate our response to Russia's aggression against Ukraine, but his resistance...
  • State Headed In Right Direction On Transportation

    State Headed In Right Direction On Transportation
    When it comes to transportation infrastructure, Connecticut too often puts the cart well before the horse. For example, we debate tolls and gas tax increases without a firm idea of what the money will be used for. As his Feb. 18 budget address should...
  • California has one of the largest shares of high-tech workers in U.S.

    California has one of the largest shares of high-tech workers in U.S.
    California has one of the nation’s largest concentrations of "advanced industry" workers -- a group that includes highly skilled software designers, architects, medical equipment manufacturers and web developers, according to a new analysis. The...
  • Jobs growing slowly in 'advanced industries'

    Jobs growing slowly in 'advanced industries'
    South Florida is creating more jobs that require science, technology, engineering and math skills, but the jobs are growing more slowly than across the country, according to a report Tuesday from Brookings Institution's Metropolitan Policy Program....
  • The case for evidence-based policymaking in Washington

    The case for evidence-based policymaking in Washington
    The most radical and surprising development in Washington policymaking today is the use of scientific research to determine what does or doesn't work in government spending. Basing spending on rigorous evaluation of a program's results may seem self-...
  • Obama seeks help from Congress, Silicon Valley to fight cyberattacks

    Obama seeks help from Congress, Silicon Valley to fight cyberattacks
    President Obama called on lawmakers Friday to pass tougher cybersecurity laws, but the main pitch of his speech at a cybersecurity summit at Stanford University was aimed at business leaders whose help he needs fighting cyberattacks. As he prepared to...
  • Hillary Clinton comienza a reclutar asesores para su campaña

    Hillary Clinton comienza a reclutar asesores para su campaña
    WASHINGTON - Hillary Clinton ha comenzado a reclutar a antiguos asesores del presidente Barack Obama para su campaña en ciernes, una operación política medida al milímetro con el fin de evitar los errores que frustraron sus aspiraciones presidenciales...