Politicians have been talking about the need for tax reform for decades and this year’s presidential campaign is no exception. Hillary Clinton and Donald J. Trump both say changes are needed, but it should come as no surprise that their proposals are very different.
In the last presidential election, 58.6 percent of eligible voters went to the polls. That’s lower than most developed countries, even after factoring out those, like Belgium and Turkey, where voting is compulsory.
In "Power at Ground Zero: Politics, Money, and the Remaking of Lower Manhattan," Lynne Sagalyn recounts the efforts to symbolize American resilience, project American power and memorialize the human losses of that day.
From online privacy to massive leaks of classified government documents, data breaches have become part of modern society. But in recent months cybersecurity has become a new wild card in our nation’s political process.
Thomas Trebat, an economist and political analyst, is director of the Columbia Global Centers, Rio de Janeiro. A former Latin America analyst on Wall Street, he now travels extensively in Brazil to build the University’s connections with partner institutions in government and academia.