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The FCC’s bold, far-sighted reform beckons libraries, as well as schools, into a major step toward creating digital opportunity equally available to everyone in society.
Filed in Blog Topics: Dialogue on Public Libraries
The Aspen Institute takes an in-depth look at the field of impact investing as one tool that could help advance economic mobility for families.
Filed in Blog Topics: Impact Investing, Ascend at the Aspen Institute, Philanthropy and Social Innovation
FIELD at the Aspen Institute explores how to take pilot programs to products.
Filed in Blog Topics: FIELD
There is no excuse — none — for members of Congress, many of whom were ignored, misled, or lied to, to accept, even applaud, what our government did.
Filed in Blog Topics: torture
A recent initative launched by President Barack Obama called "Employers of National Service" makes it easier for hiring managers to identify candidates that have demonstrated strong character traits.
Filed in Blog Topics: Franklin Project
The topic of race in America is worn out, uninspiring, and largely unproductive. As a result, we make little to no enlightening progress through the weary racism conversation.
Filed in Blog Topics: Ferguson, Eric Garner, Tamir Rice, Mike Brown, aspen global leadership network
With the geography of our voting landscape being drawn along party lines, where does the “one person, one vote” basis for democracy fit in?
Filed in Blog Topics: Our Society Reimagined: Exploring New Ideas
Whether the result of overtly racist attitudes or subconscious bias that predisposes some to assume the worst when encountering young African-American men, it is clear by now that race is a factor in the frequency with which interactions between law enforcement and blacks too often end up violently and with unarmed black men dead in the streets. This is a serious matter and deserving of the urgent attention it is now, far too late, receiving. But there is more here than violence between black and white, and the racial dimension of the problem has overshadowed at least two other serious concerns.

Ashton Carter was nominated today as President Barack Obama's pick for Secretary of Defense.

Filed in Blog Topics: Pentagon, Defense Policy, Aspen Security Forum
Should we push for more college-educated police officers? Why did President Barack Obama's meeting with Native American youth in North Dakota make him emotional? What will encourage job-hopping millennials to commit to an employer? Programs at the Aspen Institute have been scouring their respective issue areas to find and share the most insightful and informative links to answer these questions, and more.
Filed in Blog Topics: What We're Reading

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