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Small, Old, but Vital: Established Small Businesses and the Innovation Economy
Submitted by Matthew Regele on December 8, 2014
Small businesses can be critical facilitators of innovation.
Funding Off-Patent Cancer Drug Development to Reduce Costs of Treatment
Submitted by Rebecca McKibbin on December 3, 2014
Other options for financing research and development of new drugs.
Shining Light on Dark Money in Campaign Finance
Submitted by Jared Milfred on November 25, 2014
Weighing values and evidence in campaign finance disclosure.
Beyond the Election: Who Controls Presidential Policy
Submitted by Patrick O'Brien on November 6, 2014
The president appoints a team of principals that all but sets the choice of policy alternatives.
Rejecting the Biological Clock
Submitted by Jenna Healey on October 30, 2014
The technical solutions for postponing childbirth distracts us from the policy solutions.
The Democratic Virtues of Teaching Statistics
Submitted by Jerome Schafer on October 15, 2014
Educating citizens in basic statistical concepts may improve voter competence.
Health Care’s Older Brother: The Long-Term Care Crisis
Submitted by Corina Mommaerts on October 10, 2014
Long-term care costs are growing, and we need a better way to pay for it: catastrophic coverage.
Connecticut: An Outlier in Family-Friendly Tax Policy
Submitted by Lucy C. Xu on September 29, 2014
Ohio's Missing Debate
Submitted by Rahul Singh on September 24, 2014
Social mobility in Ohio's cities is among the lowest in the country.
Affordable Care Act: What We Don’t Talk About When We Talk About Politics
Submitted by Baobao Zhang on September 23, 2014
How will the ACA affect enrollees' electoral participation and civic engagement?
Do Alternatives to Police Militarization Exist?
Submitted by Tony Cheng on September 12, 2014
The benefits of having street outreach workers as intermediaries between communities and police.
Treat Traditional Public Schools Fairly
Submitted by Simon Brewer on August 14, 2014
How traditional public schools are left behind.
The Perils of Bitcoin as Currency
Submitted by Rahul Singh on June 30, 2014
Bitcoin has no central bank. It is money unfettered by government.
Cooperating with the Future: Q&A with David Rand
Submitted by admin on June 25, 2014
If enough people have prosocial preferences and care about the future, democracy can work
The Power to Condemn Elections?
Submitted by Susan D. Hyde on May 28, 2014
The Egyptian elections and the presence of international observers.
The EPA Should Learn from NC and Fix Coal’s Murky Regulatory Landscape
Submitted by Viveca Morris on May 16, 2014
Coal ash is a toxic brew of hazardous waste; the EPA should be able to regulate it.
Renewing our Commitment to Clean Energy
Submitted by Rebecca Ellison on May 13, 2014
The federal government must pursue aggressive policies to support growing renewable options.
A Look at Essential Data-Related Challenges for Research in Political Science
Submitted by Michelle Hudson on April 25, 2014
Imagine you want to collect data in a war zone.
Alaska’s Child-Care Center for Legislators Highlights Challenges of Working Parents
Submitted by Rachel Silbermann on April 23, 2014
Alaska has become the only state that provides child care for state legislators and staffers.
How We Think Affects What We Think About Public Policies
Submitted by Jamie Luguri on April 17, 2014
Social psychology research on how abstract thinking might reduce political polarization.
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