Hillary Clinton's email scandal and Donald Trump's unconventional presidential campaign has largely drowned out nuanced policy discussion about economic issues. Roll Call spoke with Alice Rivlin, the onetime director of the Congressional Budget Office, and the Office of Management and Budget under President Bill Clinton, about the need for both sides to compromise on debt and entitlements. Rivlin is a panelist at Roll Call’s Election Impact Conference on Nov. 10. - See more at: http://www.rollcall.com/news/politics/election-impact-alice-rivlin-says-investment-needed-boost-economy#sthash.OVXMLcV7.dpuf
Will Missouri be the one state next Tuesday that produces an anti-establishment trifecta? And will we ever get to exploring how Donald Trump, who has trafficked with old-style politicians all his life, has gotten away with casting himself as the year’s premier outsider?
This post builds on an earlier post which looked at the future of digital government, by including insights from the “Innovation in the Next Administration” event hosted by Georgetown’s McCourt School of Public Policy and the Beeck Center for Social Impact and Innovation on October 6th.
The lies and distortions that Donald Trump’s campaign messengers deploy to rationalize their candidate’s outrageousness are more typical of the last couple of decades of our politics than we’d like to admit.
While the nation remains consumed by Donald Trump’s lewd comments and predatory sexual behavior, we should not lose sight of the issues that matter most to the American people: who can improve the economy and generate good-paying jobs.
There's little doubt that the upcoming presidential election will be one of the most-watched and hotly anticipated in a long time. Between the mudslinging and mea culpas (or lack thereof), it's easy to forget that there are, you know, actual issues at stake.
Conventional wisdom has it that the competitive market system driven by profit motive is a self-regulating arrangement that ensures optimum economic efficiency and welfare. This economistic ideology, so it is assumed, works well, though state intervention may be necessary, through appropriate taxes and subsidies to solve the problems of “externalities” and “unfair” income distribution.
Democratic women and men are statistically indistinguishable from one another, as are their GOP colleagues. The Lugar Center doesn’t have data for the House, except for the 113th Congress. But the results from that lone Congress certainly don’t help the conventional wisdom. Republican women and men’s scores don’t differ. Among Democrats, though, women are actually less bipartisan than men.
"Bribes to high government officials are more likely when contract awarding authority is vested in opaque institutions," said Paasha Mahdavi, an assistant professor at Georgetown University's McCourt School of Public Policy.
On May 19, USAID Administrator Gayle Smith delivered the commencement address to graduates of the McCourt School of Public Policy at Georgetown University. While still in her first year leading USAID, she has fundamentally shaped the pattern of US foreign assistance over the past eight years, and led the effort that generated the US Government’s first-ever Presidential Policy Directive on Development.