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  • China's anti-corruption push targets highest-ranking official yet

    BEIJING China's Communist Party has placed under investigation the highest-ranking official yet to be ensnared in its corruption crackdown: Zhou Yongkang, former security chief and oil czar. The investigation of Zhou had been rumored for months, but...
  • If Democrats really want to address inequality, they need new ideas

    If Democrats really want to address inequality, they need new ideas
    The Democrats have a couple of problems when it comes to addressing inequality. First, polling by the White House that was leaked last week apparently found that Americans aren't much interested in class conflict and punishing the rich. They simply want...
  • Putin under scrutiny after downing of Malaysia Airlines jet

    The downing of a passenger jet over separatist-controlled territory in eastern Ukraine puts Russian President Vladimir Putin in a tight spot. What he does about it, and whether that changes the nature of the Ukrainian conflict, depends on the strength...
  • A former congressman asks: Can we make Congress move?

    Throughout my time in Congress, and particularly since leaving the House of Representatives last year, the question I'm asked most often is some variation of “Just how bad is it really?” Frequently the question is answered before it is asked:...
  • Iran is pushing limits on nuclear deal, former Obama advisor warns

    When Iran and the world powers trying to negotiate a nuclear deal announced late Friday that they would extend their five-month-old talks for an additional four months, they said they had been making "tangible progress" toward a deal. But a former...
  • Iran's leader appears unbending on core nuclear issues, say experts

    Iran's leader appears unbending on core nuclear issues, say experts
    Iran’s agreement last year to join international negotiations over its disputed nuclear program stirred a new debate about the country’s enigmatic supreme leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei. Was the cleric an implacable revolutionary, as he...
  • So is student debt an economic problem or not?

    So is student debt an economic problem or not?
    Have a bunch of student loans? Well, don’t worry, say a couple of Brookings Institution researchers. You aren’t any worse off than a generation ago. But that may depend on how you count — and whether you graduated. According to a...
  • As America ages, generational gap between whites and minorities widens

    As the U.S. population ages and becomes more racially diverse, the country is seeing a widening demographic gap between older whites and young minorities -- a shift with significant social and economic implications for the future. Non-Hispanic white...
  • UCLA's John Villasenor takes you inside the world of cryptocurrencies (think bitcoin)

     UCLA's John Villasenor takes you inside the world of cryptocurrencies (think bitcoin)
    You can donate to a PAC, buy a Tesla or order a Domino's pizza using bitcoin. California just repealed a ban on such cryptocurrencies, so the question is not only "Now what?" but "What?," period. Any currency that's not tied to something like gold is...
  • Factory output in California surging despite job losses

    California manufacturers really can do more with less. The output of state factories has surged 73% during the last 15 years — twice as fast as the rest of the nation — even as the sector bleeds jobs, according to a new report from the Los...
  • Baltimore area has a high share of STEM job openings

    Baltimore area has a high share of STEM job openings
    The Baltimore area has an outsized share of job openings in fields that make heavy use of science, technology, engineering or math skills, occupations that pay more and are harder for employers to fill, according to a new analysis. The Brookings...