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Black Privilege and the Myth of Horatio Alger

Even if we choose to believe in Horatio Alger, the fact that he could be black in modern American society is about as close to being utterly mythical as it’s ever been. 394 more words

Black Privilege

The Federal Debt: All You Need to Know in Three Minutes

The Federal Debt: All You Need to Know in Three Minutes
Source: Brookings Institution

One of the missions of the new Hutchins Center on Fiscal and Monetary Policy at the Brookings Institution is to improve public—and congressional—understanding of major budget issues confronting the U.S.

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Business And Economics

The Geography of Foreign Students in U.S. Higher Education: Origins and Destinations

The Geography of Foreign Students in U.S. Higher Education: Origins and Destinations
Source: Brookings Institution

This report uses a new database on foreign student visa approvals from 2001 to 2012 to analyze their distribution in the United States, finding that:

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Social And Cultural Issues

Washington's Marijuana Legalization Grows Knowledge, Not Just Pot

Washington’s Marijuana Legalization Grows Knowledge, Not Just Pot
Source: Brookings Institution

Voters in Washington state decided in November 2012 to legalize marijuana in their state, inspired by a campaign that emphasized minimizing the drug’s social costs and tightly controlling the legal recreational market.

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Government And Politics

How Poor Are America's Poorest? U.S. $2 A Day Poverty In A Global Context

How Poor Are America’s Poorest? U.S. $2 A Day Poverty In A Global Context
Source: Brookings Institution

In the United States, the official poverty rate for 2012 stood at 15 percent based on the national poverty line which is equivalent to around $16 per person per day.

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International

US must 'destroy' jihadists in Iraq, Syria: Former U.S. general says

Sapa-AFP | 21 August, 2014

The former commander said the grisly execution of US reporter James Foley by the jihadists “brings home to us all what this group represents.” File photo… 1,803 more words

It’s the Family, Stupid? Not Quite...How Traditional Gender Roles Do Not Affect Women’s Political Ambition

It’s the Family, Stupid? Not Quite…How Traditional Gender Roles Do Not Affect Women’s Political Ambition
Source: Brookings Institution

Following Chelsea Clinton’s pregnancy announcement in April of 2014, media outlets speculated whether the future grandchild to Hillary Clinton would impact her potential presidential campaign in 2016.

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Children And Families