Hong Kong’s prolonged protest exposed the ideological disparity between Hong Kong and its sovereign. Reconciling competing ideologies rather than repressing differences is difficult, but may make China’s rule over Hong Kong more legitimate and sustainable.
President Barack Obama’s executive order delaying deportation for millions of undocumented immigrants has reignited the debate on his immigration enforcement record. However, partisanship has clouded the discussion, leaving little clarity on what we do and what we do not know about the President’s record.
The shooting and death of unarmed African-American teen Michael Brown by Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson have sparked racial tensions and a nationwide debate on police practices. Urban Institute’s Dr. Nancy LaVigne spoke to the Georgetown Public Policy Review about criminal justice reform in the aftermath of the recent events in Ferguson, Missouri.
The recent US-China plan pledging to reduce carbon emissions marks a significant international commitment to address global climate change. The Georgetown Public Policy Review spoke with Administrator Gina McCarthy on the Environmental Protection Agency’s efforts to tackle climate change at home.
Under Mayor Ralph Becker’s leadership, Salt Lack City has become a prime example of how cities can lead the way on green issues. Mayor Becker spoke with the Georgetown Public Policy Review on his efforts to fast track climate change initiatives and economic development in Salt Lake City.
Congress has passed several pieces of major legislation to promote research aimed at finding the cause(s) of autism, but little progress has been made. It is time for the government to reassess its approach by refocusing federal funding for autism research towards areas that will yield the greatest benefits.
Despite the passage of a bipartisan reform bill and the confirmation of a new Secretary of Veterans Affairs, correcting the course of our nation’s veterans policy has only just begun. Policymakers need to better understand the issues facing America’s veterans so that they can make wise decisions about how to spend limited government resources. Our veterans are positive contributors to local communities and society and we should recognize that an investment in them is an investment for our nation’s growth.
There has been a remarkable degree of cooperation between Washington and Beijing with respect to research on the radioactive chemical element thorium, a potentially important future source of safer nuclear energy. The U.S. appears to have given away the farm to China in terms of its previously world-leading thorium research as a part of a risky strategy to push the steep costs of further thorium development onto China in the belief that the U.S. can catch up when thorium’s commercial viability has been reached.
The elections in Georgia for governor and Senate are incredibly close, with Democrats putting up a strong showing in this conservative, Southern state. Regardless of what happens this Tuesday, Georgia’s changing demographics mean that the GOP’s stranglehold on the Peach State is eroding.
Kansas is known for its far right swing over the course of the last decade. But three of its most prominent conservative officials are in the fight for their political lives in the 2014 election cycle. Votes in Kansas this November may provide clarity on the political future of the state and the radical conservative movement in our country.