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Trump Immigration Plan Takes Shape

The United State’s immigration system is complex and requires actors from all levels of government to develop and implement legislation to deter illegal border crossings and visa overstays. Approximately 11 million undocumented immigrants are currently living in the United States with very few options to acquire citizenship.  The delay in court action and subsequent deportation…

Worker Displacement and Productivity in the New Economy

Digitalization and technological advancement are revolutionizing the economy and stirring up a whirlwind of debate among policymakers. Firms and individuals harnessing the power of technology benefit more than those that fail to adapt. As workers face uncertainty due to displacement, policymakers must weigh the societal gains of technological progress and automation to the negative and…

Interview with Marlon Marshall

Editor in Chief, Justin Goss, sits down with current GU Politics Fellow and former Director of State Campaigns and Political Engagement for Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign, Marlon Marshall. The two talk about building grassroots movements, putting policy into action, and communicating complex policy proposals to the public.

Revitalizing America’s Distressed Neighborhoods

Neighborhoods have acted as the bedrock of American society for hundreds of years. As our closest social environments, they can shape how people interact and contribute within society. If properly invested in, they can be epicenters for upward mobility for families and small businesses. Unfortunately, there are neighborhoods across America falling short of their full…

Landmines and the Plight of Myanmar’s Refugees and Displaced Peoples

Landmines were called ‘perfect soldiers,’ quietly, patiently waiting for their target as long as necessary and highly inexpensive to produce or acquire. For these reasons, landmines or anti-personnel (AP) mines have been the weapon of choice for standing armies and guerilla forces alike in conflicts spanning the last one hundred years, from World War II…

Mexico’s Changing Demographics in an Era of Reform

By Jacob Patterson-Stein Things seem to be going well for Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto. Within months of taking office, almost every major news organization published an “Aztec tiger” article citing Mexico’s impressive economic growth rate, increased foreign investment, and growing middle class. Even with the inevitable backlash to this “blue skies” reporting in the…

Interview with Dr. Alice Rivlin (Part I): On Apple’s Profits, Economies of Agglomeration, and the Future of the American Workforce

GPPReview Online’s Rob Wood recently sat down with Dr. Alice Rivlin, founding Director of the Congressional Budget Office, former Director of the White House Office of Management and Budget, former Vice Chair of the Federal Reserve Board, and current Co-Director of the Greater Washington Research Program at the Brookings Institution. We discussed Apple, agglomeration, federal…

Interview with Jennifer Granholm: On Infrastructure Investment, AmeriCorps Expansion, and the Need for the Media to call out Obstructionists

Interview editor Ingrid Stegemoeller recently had the opportunity to sit down with Jennifer Granholm, former Governor of Michigan. Jennifer Granholm  shares a few thoughts on the labor market and the recovery, and how Michigan offers a blueprint for other states. She also talks about her different experiences between the Bush and Obama administrations in getting things done…