Topic: The Brookings Institution
Health-care costs for seniors have been largely picked up by government. But their health-care costs could rise under various Medicare reform plans.
07/18/2011 09:21 am
A Muslim charity provides free schooling to Pakistani orphans, putting itself at the forefront of a national effort to close the education gap and reduce the appeal militancy holds for children.
07/14/2011 10:19 am
Seeing peril from a UN vote in September on Palestinian statehood, the Mideast Quartet is seeking a way to bring Israelis and Palestinians back to the negotiating table, which has sat empty for months.
07/10/2011 05:14 pm
Some Western observers see Morocco's referendum on constitutional reform today as forging a new path for embattled Arab leaders. It is widely expected to pass, but many protesters boycotted.
07/01/2011 06:14 pm
Greece's parliament approved an austerity package today. But if there's no agreement on restructuring debt payments, tensions are likely to rise anew in the fall.
06/29/2011 04:41 pm
Greece is reluctant to pass wildly unpopular austerity measures that have brought thousands of angry protesters to the streets, but it has little choice.
06/28/2011 05:00 pm
But even with more money, Central American countries still face an uphill battle in fighting inefficiency and corruption that hinder their anticrime efforts.
06/24/2011 11:06 am
Gen. David Petraeus is on Capitol Hill Thursday for his confirmation hearing for the CIA post. The US is moving away from his troop-heavy approach to war, including, to a degree, in Afghanistan.
06/23/2011 02:58 pm
The Heritage Foundation budget plan shifts Social Security benefits to a needs-based insurance program. It ditches Obamacare and changes Medicare to a 'premium support plan.' And it simplifies the tax code.
06/21/2011 11:25 am
With health-care costs skyrocketing, the US faces a critical fork in the road. Medicare for all isn't viable, but neither is Paul Ryan's privatized system. Thankfully, we don't have to choose. Having both a private and a public plan isn't just political compromise. It's what's best for Americans.
06/14/2011 12:57 pm