Jessica Miller

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How to Fight the Wealth Gap

Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Anne Price, Program Director for Closing the Racial Wealth Gap Initiative evaluates a proposal made yesterday on our program by Darrick Hamilton for baby bonds as a policy intervention to help alleviate growing income inequality in the US.

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What West, Texas Teaches Us About Chemicals

Monday, April 29, 2013

The explosion at the fertilizer plant in West, Texas killed at least 14 and left some 200 people injured. But those casualties are not just of plant employees and first responders, they are also of ordinary civilians. We might not all live near fertilizer plants, but explosive chemicals can be found in storage sites and cargo carriers throughout the country.  If there are industrial dangers lurking in our own neighborhoods, how are we kept safe from them? 


White House Believes Chemical Weapon Use Likely in Syria

Friday, April 26, 2013

With “varying degrees of confidence,” the White House announced Thursday that President Bashar al-Assad has employed the use of chemical weapons in Syria. P.J Crowley is the former Department of State spokesperson and current fellow at George Washington University Institute for Public Diplomacy and Global Communication. He offers insights on what this may mean for U.S. foreign policy toward Syria.

P.J. Crowley, former Department of State spokesperson and current fellow at the George Washington University Institute for Public Diplomacy and Global Communication, offers his thoughts on what we know, what has yet to be determined, and what will happen in light of these finding

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Is My Generation Screwed?: A Father and Daughter Talk Finance

Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Their parents might have been I investing in 401(k)s and becoming home owners when they were in their 20s, but for many 20-somethings today, those conventions don't seem possible. But what financial advice should they be learning from their parents' generation? And, is that advice still lucrative given our changing economic climate?

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Senior American Officials Call For Policy Change on Iran

Monday, April 22, 2013

Since 1979, the US has issued sanctions on trade with Iran. The goal of these sanctions is to support diplomatic efforts to peacefully resolve the disagreements with Iran without having to resort to violent means. But a new report argues that sanctions against Iran are backfiring and failing to reinforce diplomatic efforts.

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When An Ordinary ER Becomes a Trauma Hospital

Friday, April 19, 2013

After the bombs went off in Boston, local emergency rooms were inundated with trauma patients. In addition, those patients arrived with complex wounds typical of war zones, like those caused by IED shrapnel. What happens when an ordinary ER becomes a military hospital? How does a hospital prepare for a mass casualty-- and how does it adjust to these new circumstances?


Could Texas Go Blue?

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Now that Texan demographics are changing, many are starting to wonder if the Lone Star State is headed back to blue. For the first time, big Democratic donors are starting to pour money into Texas in anticipation of it becoming a battleground state as early as the 2016 presidential election. One such donor is Steve Mostyn, a Texas trial lawyer and one of Barack Obama’s biggest financial supporters in 2012. 

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A Sneak Peak of the George W. Bush Library

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

George W. Bush is back in the press with his Presidential Center scheduled to open on May 1st. According to Dallas Morning News Staff Writer Tom Benning, this new presence in the media is a reluctant one. And what can we expect to see in the library itself? Brendan Miniter, Senior Editorial Director of the George W. Bush Institute, offers a few sneak peeks.


A Former Undocumented Immigrant Shares Her Story

Monday, April 15, 2013

Sayu Bhojwani was born in India, raised in Belize and was in the United States when her visa expired – making her an undocumented immigrant. She went on to not only become an American citizen, but also also to be appointed New York City’s first Commissioner of Immigrant Affairs. She now helps other first and second generation immigrants seek public office as the Founding Director of the New American Leaders Project. 

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