The odds of an economic downturn in the US this year remain low, which means that US President Donald Trump's prospects for re-election in November are strong. But with an approval rating still below 50%, Trump will have to navigate a difficult field of swing states and cross his fingers that the Democrats are hobbled by infighting.
Beneath the rancor of our everyday politics rages a longstanding debate instigated by professors and journalists about the convictions that truly underlie the founding and unfolding of the United States of America. The bitter clashes between politicians grab most of the headlines.
The United States must at some point depart from Afghanistan and bring this costly “forever war” to a conclusion. With over 2,400 U.S. servicemembers killed, many more wounded, and nearly a trillion dollars spent to date, America’s leaders are under an obligation to design and execute a plan that stops a decades-long hemorrhaging of American blood and treasure.
Joseph Stalin had a vision to expand Soviet power and influence throughout Europe and beyond. To this end, he was a ruthless and tireless micromanager who shaped foreign policy with great dexterity and oversaw the Soviet Union’s vast ministry of foreign affairs.
Rising inequality in the United States has raised concerns about potentially widening gaps in educational achievement by socio-economic status (SES). Using assessments from LTT-NAEP, Main-NAEP, TIMSS, and PISA that are psychometrically linked over time, we trace trends in achievement for U.S. student cohorts born between 1954 and 2001.
Oren Cass believes conservatives have blundered by outsourcing GOP economic policymaking to libertarian “fundamentalists” who see the free market as an end unto itself, rather than as a means for improving quality of life to strengthen families and communities.
Jack Lew, former U.S. Secretary of the Treasury, and Raghuram Rajan, former Governor of the Reserve Bank of India, visited Columbia to discuss the connections between monetary policy and public support.
One of the hallmarks of a great city is a programme of cultural events that celebrates the creative arts. The high regard in which literature, music and poetry in general were held in Thailand's past is well known, even though the destruction of Ayutthaya in 1767 resulted in the loss of many classic Thai works which are now often known only by name, rather than by content.
The chaotic Iowa Caucus on February 3 had one clear winner—government-run health care. According to exit polls, nearly six in 10 Democratic caucus voters support eliminating private insurance in favor of a single-payer system.