China’s Literary Nobel Complex Is Defused
October 11, 2012

Mo Yan's candid glimpse of twentieth-century China

How Mother Jones Got That Story
October 10, 2012

How David Corn teamed with a president's grandson and the mysterious "A.O." to break the "47 percent" story.

A Blog Hopes Its New Online Course Will Be More Than Marginal
October 01, 2012

Economist Tyler Cowen's blog, Marginal Revolution, offers an online course in Development Economics.

When Romney Was Anti-Anti-China, Not So Long Ago
September 24, 2012

I found an '09 video clip that shows Mitt Romney speaking out against anti-China trade protectionism -- the exact opposite of his current line.

Isn’t It A Little Early For Romney Recriminations?
September 17, 2012

Isn't it a little early to write post-mortems on Romney's defeat?

Syria Burns on Obama's Back Burner
September 14, 2012

Does the United States have a foreign policy? Of course it does. So what exactly is it?

The 2012 Long Game for the U.S. Economy is Competitiveness
September 06, 2012

Tonight, President Obama will accept the Democratic Party nomination with a speech in which he will lay out the case for a second term. The context, of course, is the volatility of the past four years in the U.S. economy and the entire global economy, marked by deep recession and weak recoveries in the developed economies and cooling growth in emerging markets. What about the long term? After all, the long-term game on jobs is competitiveness.

Mitt Romney, Latter-Day Neocon
August 24, 2012

IN MITT ROMNEY’S 2010 campaign book, No Apology: The Case for National Greatness, the former Massachusetts governor cites twelve countries that the United States has invaded for the “cause of freedom.” Readers expecting to learn about World War II or the downfall of Slobodan Milošević might be surprised by Romney’s list.

Sheldon Adelson and the Jew Card
August 21, 2012

Can you criticize Republican mega-donor Sheldon Adelson without being accused of anti-Semitism?

Exports as Metropolitan Economic Development
August 14, 2012

Three years into the National Export Initiative, and just as Brookings is primed to further scale up its Metro Exports Initiative (MEI) to meet rising demand, there appears to be growing skepticism in some circles about the prospect of embracing and promoting exports in the face of a potential global economic slowdown. The media, regional leaders, and other interested parties--all are questioning whether the European debt crisis, a slowdown in China, and the overall weakness of the economic recovery make this a poor time to prioritize and pursue exports.  Does it make sense for U.S.