U.S. Domestic Policy

Press Briefing: Donald Trump to Meet With President Enrique Peña Nieto Today

U.S. presidential candidate Donald Trump will meet with Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto today in Mexico City.

The Mexico Institute held a press briefing with Wilson Center experts to discuss the visit.

America’s Health, Innovation, Technology, and the United States Presidential Election

Addressing America’s health and healthcare is one of the challenges for the next president of the United States, since the U.S. healthcare system represents now nearly 20% of America’s GDP.
 
The United States takes great pride in its extraordinary health research and discoveries; excellent academic medical centers; dynamic, innovative information and communication technology sector; and, the surge in technology applications across the healthcare system.
 

UNEP's GEO-6 North American Report: Informing the 2030 Development Agenda

With so much focus on global environmental problems, many may wonder how their region is faring more specifically. This is the sentiment behind the United Nations Environment Program’s process for the latest iteration of its flagship assessment, the Global Environmental Outlook 6 (GEO-6). 

The Evolution of TSA: What Lies Ahead

In today’s increasingly demanding threat environment, TSA is undergoing a remarkable transformation both philosophically and operationally.  Beneath the headlines about TSA’s challenges is a security agency evolving in its approach to protecting travelers, adapting new technologies and envisioning new ways to provide transportation security. 

Brookings-Wilson Center’s “Fiscal Ship” Awarded Gold in International Competition

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Four Questions to Consider on Orlando Massacre

A comprehensive accounting of the largest mass shooting in U.S. history and the worst terror attack on U.S. soil since 9/11 will take time. But here are four questions worth posing now.

Why not describe the attacks as extremist jihadi terrorism?

“Fiscal Ship” Game Puts Players in Charge of the Federal Budget

The Wilson Center and Brooking Institution have launched a new “serious game” called The Fiscal Ship. The game puts players in charge of the federal budget and provides a structure for taking on the daunting task of putting the nation’s economic books in order. One of the game’s designers, Eric Church, joins Wilson Center NOW to discuss the learning potential associated with playing serious games. Think you have what it takes to fix the debt problem? Can you fund priorities while keeping America solvent?

Can you fix the debt? Play 'The Fiscal Ship' at Brookings

All along the campaign trail, presidential candidates continue to make promises they can’t keep. They promise to give voters trillions in tax cuts while also balancing the budget and protecting popular programs from budget cuts.

Fact-checking journalists and spreadsheet-wielding advocates of fiscal responsibility challenge those assertions, but reach a small slice of the population. So we asked: What else can be done to communicate the scale and scope of the debt problem?

Wilson Center and Brookings Institution Launch New Serious Game: The Fiscal Ship

All along the campaign trail, presidential candidates continue to make promises they can’t keep. They promise to give voters trillions in tax cuts while also balancing the budget and protecting popular programs from budget cuts.

Fact-checking journalists and spreadsheet-wielding advocates of fiscal responsibility challenge those assertions but reach a small slice of the population. So we asked: What else can be done to communicate the scale and scope of the debt problem?

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