A Better Border Security Idea for the Incoming Administration

Forget the Wall and Muslim Travel Ban and Focus on Interdicting Foreign Terrorist Fighters Stimson Center Distinguished Fellow Brian Goebel suggests that the incoming Administration should launch the Combatting Terrorist Travel Initiative (CTTI) to improve our security by interdicting Foreign Terrorist Fighters (FTFs) returning to Europe and North America -- an Initiative that would be more ...

Younger Californians and their Families Should Care about Public Pension Reform

As public pension costs rise, the State pays less and students pay more for higher education. The LA Times recently ran a front page story on “California’s Pension Crisis.”  It is the latest in a long line of articles, reports, and op-eds designed to educate voters and spur much needed public pension reform.  Today, California spends ...

2040 Matters Marks its First Anniversary

It’s hard to believe our Blog turned one this month.  It’s also hard to believe, despite our many accurate predictions, that we find ourselves writing extensively about Donald Trump’s presidential campaign and our government’s inability to develop a sound and comprehensive strategy for defeating fanatical Islamic terror.  But even these sad truths cannot prevent us ...