Suro – NYT "Immigrant Path"

Faculty Fellow Roberto Suro was cited in a recent New York Times article about the recent influx of immigrant workers to suburban neighborhoods throughout the country, according to the US Census Bureau. Suro noted several years ago that immigrants were migrating to areas with the largest demand for construction workers. "The leveraged asset was the work of the immigrants. The long-term payout was the social requirement to settle them and look after their children."…

Fiscal challenge needs bipartisanship

This article was written by CCLP Senior Fellow Dan Glickman and co-authored by Frank Keating. The original article can be found at TheHill.com. America is facing two enormous challenges that can only be overcome if both political parties work together: (1) creating new jobs and (2) stabilizing the soaring federal debt. These are not Democratic or Republican issues — they are American issues that require both political parties to set aside their differences and work together, in a patriotic spirit, as we have always done when our nation is at risk. The persistent high unemployment and skyrocketing debt we face…

Glickman – ABC News – Gov’t Gridlock

Senior Fellow Dan Glickman spoke with ABC News regarding the recent midterm election. Glickman is also a senior fellow at the Bipartisan Policy Center, and a former senator of Kansas. He told ABC that despite the state of the country, in order to move forward "ultimately, that takes leadership from the President and Congress and business leaders. You know, everybody's got a stake in this game." [video]…

Restoring America’s Future

Task Force Co-Chair and former Sen. Pete Domenici speaks during a news conference to launch the Bipartisan Policy Center's Debt Reduction Task Force January 25, 2010 in Washington, DC. (Photo credit CNN)As a Democrat, I believe that government plays a seminal role in educating our kids, building our transportation and communications infrastructure, protecting our environment, and maintaining our national defense. All are essential to a strong America. But all are impossible in a broke America. To ensure that the federal government can play that role and, in this way, help secure a bright future for America, we must act now…

Businessman of the World Unite

LOS ANGELES — In the early 1980s, in a book called American Journey, I calculated that American corporate chief executive officers were making 30 to 40 times as much as they paid average production workers. Looking back at that, I see that I was surprised to learn that that ratio had increased from 25-to-1 in 1970 — and that in other developed countries the ratio was closer to 10-to-1. It seems now that I was easily shocked in the good old days. Today that compensation ratio goes from 300-to-1 to almost 1,000-to-1 in the United States, if you count various…

U.S. Newspaper cutbacks erase 40 years of gains

TOKYO – Sometimes pictures really are worth a thousand words.  At year’s end, a dramatic chart published by Silicon Alley Insider was shared by email among journalists and former journalists showing just how much the newspaper industry has shrunk in the past decade. The graph measures newspaper employment, showing a steadily upward curve from 1947, when 230,000 people were employed at U.S. newspapers. The curve peaks in 1990 at almost double that number – just over 450,000 jobs at U.S. newspapers….

Entrepreneurship and the Community Web

In partnership with USC Annenberg’s School of Journalism, Center on Communication Leadership & Policy Senior Fellow and USC Annenberg executive in residence David Westphal convenes a meeting of top producers of web based community news and information to discuss best practices, building audiences, and serving the information needs of local communities. The program also includes presentations by Jarl Mohn, media investor, philanthropist and USC Annenberg board chairman and Jonathan Weber, founder and editor of NewWest.net. This program is part of Dean Ernest Wilson’s Entrepreneurship and Economic Literacy Initiative (ELE). There is no charge to attend, but advance registration is requested….