U.S. Domestic Policy News

JOBS Act a Win for Startups and Economy

Apr 10, 2012
The Jumpstart our Business Startups, or JOBS Act, is a win for entrepreneurship as well as bipartisan politics, and given economic hardship, unemployment and political bickering, it's time for a win, writes Public Policy Scholar Amy Wilkinson.
National Security

New Laws Needed to Fight Terror

Mar 27, 2012
Amid unprecedented security concerns, bright legal lines are needed for aggressive intelligence-gathering and to guard privacy rights, Wilson Center President Jane Harman writes in Foreign Policy.
Amy Wilkinson

Creating Entrepreneurship Ecosystems

Feb 27, 2012
Amy Wilkinson spoke at the National Governors Association winter meeting in Washington, DC, about how states can foster entrepreneurship by creating the right conditions to attract and grow small businesses.

Latin American Program in the News: Pérez, abierto a la legalización

Feb 14, 2012
Otto Perez Molina will likely propose drug legalization at the next summit of regional leaders. Dr. Cynthia Arnson, Director of the Latin American Program, discusses how the initiative comes in response to the frustration over the current drug policy that has defined the region over the past few decades. She argues that even though it may not be implemented, it is a message that is icreasingly becoming part of the discussion in the region. [Article is in Spanish]
CONTEXT with Jane Harman

Jane Harman Assesses President's State of the Union

Jan 25, 2012
Wilson Center President and former member of Congress Jane Harman shares her reaction to President Barack Obama's State of the Union address.

Encouraging Entrepreneurship, Encouraging Growth

Dec 08, 2011
Amy Wilkinson delivers the keynote address at the Federal Reserve Bank Board of Governors conference "Small Business and Entrepreneurship During an Economic Recovery."

Wilson Center Public Policy Scholar Hope M. Harrison was featured in The Washington Post

Oct 28, 2011
Harrison discussed the 50th anniversary of the American/Soviet showdown at Checkpoint Charlie—an incident that some feared would trigger nuclear war.

U.S. Immigration Policy since 9/11: Understanding the Stalemate Over Comprehensive Immigration Reform

Aug 24, 2011
In a new MPI report, Marc Rosenblum examines the political landscape that emerged after 9/11, detailing legislative actions that resulted in new enforcement mandates and failed efforts to enact comprehensive immigration reform.

New Game Lets American Public Be Budget Heroes

Jul 19, 2011
Lawmakers from both parties have said the country needs a national conversation about the national debt. At an event on Capitol Hill on July 13, they embraced the popular game Budget Hero as a way to jump start that discussion.

Deputy Director, Douglas Spelman Participates in Discussion on the VOA (Chinese) Program, "Pro and Con."

Jun 01, 2011
What will be the impact of the China issue on the 2012 U.S. Presidential Election? Will China become a Superpower? Deputy Director Douglas Spelman addresses these questions on a May 27, 2011 segment on VOA Chinese. Watch the discussion here! (In Chinese).

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