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.
In Florida, they are stuck with a clown car race between a partisan ideologue and a pathological flip-flopper. And one of them is going to be the next governor of Florida.
Ed Goeas CEO of the Tarrance Group, one of the largest Republican only polling firms in the country, speaks with the Georgetown Public Policy Review about the Republican Party’s prospects of taking the Senate in 2014 and the future of the GOP.
A moral action is one that upholds and strengthens the ties that bind a community together, so how can a foreign incursion into sovereign territory be regarded as moral? The U.S.-led coalition’s military intervention against the Islamic State raises an interesting question about the place for morality in foreign affairs, and exposes this specific case for closer scrutiny of the presence of a moral argument.