Foreign Policy

Obama’s State of the Union and Climate Change

Blog Post by: Neil Bhatiya , on January 22, 2015

Tags: state of the union, president obama, obama, climate change

TCF policy associate Neil Bhatiya looks at how climate change fit into this week’s State of the Union address for the U.S. News and World Report’s Debate Club.

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Foreign Policy

The Climate Change Issues at the Heart of the State of the Union

Blog Post by: Neil Bhatiya , on January 20, 2015

Tags: president obama, obama, epa, congress, climate change

TCF policy associate Neil Bhatiya looks at President Obama's climate progress over the past year.

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Foreign Policy

The Egyptian Revolution, Four Years Later

Blog Post by: Thanassis Cambanis , on January 16, 2015

Tags: tahrir square, el-sisi, egyptian revolution, egypt

In an article for the Atlantic, TCF fellow Thanassis Cambanis asks whether Egypt is on the verge of another uprising.

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Education

Socioeconomic Integration Is Critical for Obama’s New Community College Plan

Blog Post by: The Century Foundation , on January 14, 2015

Guest blogger Jonathan Hasak explains why critics of President Obama’s community college plan who say the federal government would be mostly reducing the cost for higher-income families are missing the point entirely.

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Rediscovering Government

Show Families the Money

Blog Post by: Clio Chang , on January 14, 2015

Tags: poverty, cash allowances

In her U.S. News and World Report post, TCF policy associate Clio Chang explores a simply yet effective idea: a set amount of cash for all parents, regardless of income, as a way to combat child poverty.

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Foreign Policy

The Blasphemy Brigade

Blog Post by: Michael Wahid Hanna , on January 13, 2015

Tags: saudi, egypt, charlie hebdo, blasphemy

In The Blasphemy Brigade, TCF senior fellow Michael Wahid Hanna takes a look at the hypocrisy of Saudi and Egyptian officials walked arm in arm with the unity marchers in Paris.

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Foreign Policy

Corruption and Revolt

Blog Post by: Patrick Radden Keefe , on January 12, 2015

Tags: karzai, foreign policy, corruption, afghanistan

In this week’s New Yorker, TCF fellow Patrick Radden Keefe takes a look at corruption: all nations have it, but just when is it too much? 

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Education

Community College Should Be More Than Just Free

Blog Post by: The Century Foundation , on January 9, 2015

Tags: president obama, higher education, economy, community college

President Obama’s proposal to make community colleges free is a logical next step in today’s skilled economy. Access to free education shouldn’t end at high school, but there’s more we can do to improve community colleges.

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Additional Focus

Crude Surprise for Alaska

Blog Post by: Neil Bhatiya , on January 7, 2015

Tags: texas, taxation, state budget, north dakota, crude oil, alaska

Over at Real Clear Policy, I look at how the collapse in crude oil prices are affecting the budgets of a variety of places dependent on oil and gas production revenue, specifically Alaska. 

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Workers & Economic Inequality

Say’s Law Alive and Well in Europe

Blog Post by: Jeff Madrick , on January 5, 2015

Tags: stimulus spending, say's law, keynesian economics, keynes, economy, economics

Jeff Madrick explains how Say's Law—a rule once cherished by economists but since discredited by Keynes—is making a damaging comeback.

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Workers & Economic Inequality

Trying to Violate Federal Law, One City at a Time

Blog Post by: Moshe Marvit , on December 12, 2014

Tags: right to work, labor unions, labor law, labor, anti-union activists

Anti-union groups have begin shifting focus from national fights to the local level. TCF fellow and labor law expert Moshe Marvit explains why this new anti-union push threatens to fundamentally disrupt federal labor policy.

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Foreign Policy

All Eyes on India after Beijing Climate Deal

Blog Post by: Neil Bhatiya , on November 17, 2014

Tags: obama, india, foreign policy, climate change, china

TCF policy associate Neil Bhatiya has a piece up at Foreign Policy looking at the shifting norms regarding developing world commitments to climate change after the Obama-Xi summit.

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Foreign Policy

A U.S.-China Breakthrough

Blog Post by: Neil Bhatiya , on November 13, 2014

Tags: climate change

In his latest piece for The Week, policy associate Neil Bhatiya takes a look at the U.S.-China climate agreement that was struck in Beijing, with pledges for emissions cuts by the United States and a target for peak emissions by the Chinese.

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Foreign Policy

A Dialogue on Climate Change

Blog Post by: Neil Bhatiya , on November 10, 2014

Tags: international conflict, geopolitics, climate change, bloggingheads, 2014 midterm

Over at Bloggingheads, I spoke with analyst Tim Kovach about a variety of climate change stories in the news: from the new IPCC report to the effect on American climate policy from the Republican victories in the midterm elections. Tim and and I also touched upon the ways in which the effects of climate change may contribute to geopolitical instability and potential conflict.

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Workers & Economic Inequality

Uncovering the Labor Market Recovery

Blog Post by: Mike Cassidy , on November 6, 2014

Tags: unemployment rate, report, labor market, great recession, employment-population ratio

A new report from TCF policy associate Mike Cassidy argues that most labor market reporting relies on the wrong statistics.

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