Blog Post by: Peter Osnos , on March 7, 2014
For all the continuing focus on journalism’s upheavals, with excitement and investment in the ascendency of digital based reporting, it is time—again—to recognize how much superb work is being done at venerable publications as they adapt to the evolution of delivery in which any publication with an attachment to print is considered déclassé.
Blog Post by: Andrew Fieldhouse , on February 27, 2014
TCF fellow Andrew Fieldhouse presents a (detailed) explainer to show just how economic recovery happens, and how a budget deficit is actually desirable in an economic slump.
Blog Post by: Jacob Anbinder , on February 25, 2014
Blogger Jacob Anbinder discusses what happens when a city like Cleveland loses an airline hub due to mergers or airline closings. The answer: it's a mixed bag. What isn't mixed, though, is the airline industry's trend toward oligopoly.
Blog Post by: Joe Miller , on February 23, 2014
It’s been a big week for The Century Foundation. Senior fellow Barton Gellman was named a winner of the George Polk Award, one of the highest honors in journalism. Meanwhile, fellow Harold Pollack received the Award for Creative and Effective Institutions from the MacArthur Foundation. Finally, #TCFBest said goodbye to Blog of the Century mainstay Ben Landy, who leaves The Century Foundation to join a great group of writers and editors at MSNBC.
Blog Post by: Benjamin Landy , on February 21, 2014
This year, about 3 million students will graduate from high school. Of the 2 million who go on to attend college, more than 1.5 million will take the SAT. But is the SAT really as important to college success as it used to be? Benjamin Landy discusses.
Blog Post by: Zachary Bernstein , on February 21, 2014
Political "scandal" and finger-pointing had quite the month following President Obama's interview with Fox News' Bill O'Reilly. Blogger Zachary Bernstein outlines the latest instances of the GOP stretching the truth, specifically how they are affecting public policy.
Blog Post by: Peter Osnos , on February 19, 2014
By breaking convention to publish a critical memoir while a president he served remains in office, the former defense secretary will help shape the historical record.
Blog Post by: Janet Wlody , on February 19, 2014
A Florida man by the name of Michael Dunn was convicted of three counts of attempted murder with a mistrial on a first-degree murder charge at the end of his highly controversial trial. His crime? Using Stand Your Ground to fire at a group of unarmed African American teenagers who were playing their music too loud. Janet Wlody discusses why Stand Your Ground is about more than just guns.
Blog Post by: Joe Miller , on February 16, 2014
This week #TCFBest peers behind the curtain at Amazon’s best-kept secret—an unregulated labor market that threatens to turn back the clock on 70 years of worker protections. We crank up a debate over a sweeping proposal from The New Atlantic to switch our cars from gasoline to methanol—a move that could disrupt OPEC’s stranglehold on energy prices and radically change American foreign policy in the process. Finally, we flip over to Slate, where Matt Yglesias asks whether consolidation in the cable industry has raised or lowered prices. The answer: It depends.
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