• Alice Rivlin- Roll Call
    Election Impact: Rivlin Says Investment Needed to Boost Economy

    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

  • The Washington Post
    Donald Trump is a phony outsider

    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?

  • Agencies Risk Backsliding If They Can’t Institutionalize Innovation
    Agencies Risk Backsliding If They Can’t Institutionalize Innovation

    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 Washington Post
    The ridiculous comparison of Al Gore to Donald Trump

    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.

  • Las Vegas Sun
    A Democratic Congress would help Clinton, nation succeed

    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.

  • AOL
    Clinton vs. Trump: How the next president could impact your money

    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.

  • Economic & Political Weekly
    A System That Fosters Deceit

    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.

  • Off the softball field, Congresswomen are plenty partisan
    Off the softball field, Congresswomen are plenty partisan

    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.

  • The Morning Risk Report: Study Finds State Oil Cos More Prone to Corruption
    The Morning Risk Report: Study Finds State Oil Cos More Prone to Corruption

    "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.

  • Inspiring Words for Aspiring Young Development Workers
    Inspiring Words for Aspiring Young Development Workers

    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.