Regions: Western Hemisphere

International Crisis Group (ICG) | November 28, 2022

La última guerrilla de Colombia da el primer paso hacia la "paz total"

Como parte de su compromiso de lograr la "paz total" en Colombia, el presidente Gustavo Petro ha iniciado nuevas conversaciones con la última guerrilla izquierdista del país. En estas preguntas…

Read More Arrow
The Hill, Transpotation | November 28, 2022

US voters want to avoid rail shutdown at all costs: poll

The vast majority of U.S. voters want to avoid a rail strike that would rattle the nation’s economy, according to a poll commissioned by the Association of American Railroads.  The survey, conducted…

Read More Arrow
The Hill, Columnists | November 28, 2022

Juan Williams: DeSantis is 2022's most important politician, unfortunately

He is not my cup of tea. In fact, he scares me. But it is time for me to hand out my year-end award for the top political player in…

Read More Arrow
The Hill, Columnists | November 28, 2022

White House looks to tell 'great story of America' with holiday decor

This year's White House holiday decor is taking a cue from the Constitution, decking the halls with the theme, "We the People."  Jill Biden unveiled the theme for the annual…

Read More Arrow
War on the Rocks | November 28, 2022

Why The United States No Longer Leads on Free Trade

Chris, Melanie, and Zack try to understand the U.S. government’s approach to global trade. Two successive presidential administrations have turned their backs on trade liberalization, and there is little enthusiasm…

Read More Arrow
National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER) | November 28, 2022

How do Behavioral Approaches to Increase Savings Compare? Evidence from Multiple Interventions in the U.S. Army — by Richard W. Patterson, William L. Skimmyhorn

Information provision, choice simplification, social messaging, active-choice frameworks, and automatic enrollment all increase retirement savings. However, gauging the relative efficacy of these approaches is challenging because the supporting evidence spans…

Read More Arrow
National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER) | November 28, 2022

The Cost of Regulatory Compliance in the United States — by Francesco Trebbi, Miao Ben Zhang

We quantify firms’ compliance costs of regulation from 2002 to 2014 in terms of their labor input expenditure to comply with government rules, a primary component of regulatory compliance spending…

Read More Arrow
National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER) | November 28, 2022

Responsible Sourcing? Theory and Evidence from Costa Rica — by Alonso Alfaro-Urena, Benjamin Faber, Cecile Gaubert, Isabela Manelici, Jose P. Vasquez

Multinational enterprises (MNEs) increasingly impose “Responsible Sourcing” (RS) standards on their suppliers worldwide, including requirements on worker compensation, benefits and working conditions. Are these policies just “hot air” or do…

Read More Arrow
The Hill, Columnists | November 28, 2022

Iran calls for US ban from World Cup over social media post

Iranian state media is calling for the U.S. to be banned from competing in the 2022 World Cup over a now-deleted social media post in which the U.S. national soccer…

Read More Arrow
The Hill, Columnists | November 28, 2022

Fed policy: Looking in the wrong end of the telescope

The Federal Reserve has raised interest rates five times this year, essentially doubling them. Its rationale is that higher rates will curb inflation by reducing demand, especially in interest-sensitive sectors like…

Read More Arrow
The Hill, Columnists | November 28, 2022

GOP prepares for House takeover: Five things to watch

House Republicans will take the reins of the lower chamber in fewer than six weeks, returning to power after four years in the minority wilderness to usher in a new…

Read More Arrow
The Hill, Columnists | November 27, 2022

GOP, Trump's potential 2024 rivals criticize Nick Fuentes dinner 

Top GOP figures and potential 2024 Republican presidential candidates spent the weekend criticizing former President Trump after reports surfaced that he had dinner at Mar-a-Lago with known white supremacist Nick…

Read More Arrow
The Hill, Columnists | November 27, 2022

Astronaut Scott Kelly arrives in Ukraine, visits Bucha mass graves

Astronaut Scott Kelly arrived in Kyiv on Sunday to support Ukraine's fight against Russia’s invasion, visiting a suburb of the capital that has become synonymous with Moscow's atrocities. Ukrainian President…

Read More Arrow
The Hill, Columnists | November 27, 2022

A popular Grand Canyon campground has been renamed: Here's why, and what's next

(NEXSTAR) – A popular camping spot in Grand Canyon National Park has been renamed, making it just the latest federally-managed space to undergo rebranding. It isn't the last, either. After…

Read More Arrow
The Hill, Columnists | November 27, 2022

North Korea plans world's most powerful nuclear force, Kim says

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un is developing the world’s “most powerful” nuclear force, according to state media, as the pariah state ratchets up tension with the U.S. and South…

Read More Arrow
The Hill, Columnists | November 27, 2022

Bush-era DHS secretary calls GOP effort to impeach Mayorkas a ‘stunt’

Former Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary Michael Chertoff on Sunday called potential Republican efforts to impeach the agency's current leader, Alejandro Mayorkas, a "political stunt." In an interview with…

Read More Arrow
The Hill, Columnists | November 27, 2022

Top US health official: China's 'zero COVID strategy' not realistic

White House coronavirus response coordinator Ashish Jha on Sunday indicated China’s “zero COVID” strategy is not realistic. During an appearance on ABC’s “This Week,” anchor Martha Raddatz asked Jha about…

Read More Arrow
The Hill, Columnists | November 27, 2022

Schiff on complying with GOP subpoenas: 'We will have to consider the validity' 

Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Calif.) on Sunday said he’d have to “consider the validity” of any subpoena from Republicans when they take control of the House of Representatives in the next…

Read More Arrow
The Hill, Columnists | November 27, 2022

GOP rep says Congress won’t allow potential rail strike: 'Failure is not an option here'

Rep. Brian Fitzpatrick (R-Pa.) on Sunday said Congress will not let a national railroad workers strike hurt the U.S. economy. Fitzpatrick told "Fox News Sunday" anchor Jennifer Griffin that negotiations…

Read More Arrow
The Hill, Columnists | November 27, 2022

The case against medical abortion rejects science and embraces falsehoods

On Nov. 18, a group of antiabortion activists sued the Food & Drug Administration (FDA) to try to remove mifepristone from the market. Mifepristone is the only drug that is FDA-approved to…

Read More Arrow
The Hill, Columnists | November 27, 2022

Top House Republicans predict McCarthy will win Speakership

Republican Reps. Mike Turner (Ohio) and Michael McCaul (Texas) on Sunday predicted House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (Calif.) will win the Speakership when the next Congress kicks off next year.…

Read More Arrow
The Hill, Columnists | November 27, 2022

Fauci: Americans shouldn't feel we're completely 'done' with COVID

Anthony Fauci, the chief medical adviser to President Biden, said on Sunday that the U.S. is in a “much better” place in the pandemic compared to a year ago but…

Read More Arrow
The Hill, Columnists | November 27, 2022

Fauci calls campaigns that use 'anti-Fauci' sentiments 'ridiculous'

Anthony Fauci on Sunday said it was "ridiculous" that Republicans ran election campaigns using anti-Fauci sentiments earlier this year and predicted attacks on him will continue after he steps away…

Read More Arrow
The Hill, Columnists | November 27, 2022

Reports of the death of election denialism may be greatly exaggerated

The current congressional lame duck session may be one of the most consequential. On the table are a long-term extension of the debt ceiling, aid to Ukraine, fiscal and tax…

Read More Arrow
The Hill, Columnists | November 27, 2022

Chicken is up, beef is down: What's going on with meat prices right now?

(NEXSTAR) – The price of your average grocery run is nearly 8% higher this year when compared to last, according to the latest data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. But…

Read More Arrow