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Lux et Data: ISPS Blog

The Real Story about How Data-Driven Campaigns Target Voters
John Sides

July 10, 2015

A Q&A with Eitan Hersh on his new book.

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How Much Should New Drugs Be Regulated?
Rebecca McKibbin

June 4, 2015

Right to Try Laws are presented as a costless solution; they are not.

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The Shooting Disease: Who You Know, Where You Live
Michael Sierra-Arevalo

June 1, 2015

Urban gun violence is not as random as it appears.

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What Makes Field Organizers Effective? Being Like the People They Want to Persuade.
Eitan Hersh

June 1, 2015

What the research actually shows about persuading voters.

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Retail Consumer Protection as Household Stimulus
Rory Van Loo

May 12, 2015

Consumers could save on their goods purchases with better federal policies.

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‘Civilizing’ the Fractured Relationship between Police and Minority Communities
Michael Sierra-Arevalo

April 24, 2015

The question now is - how to restore the relationship between the public and the police?

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Myopic Voters and the Samaritan’s Dilemma
Jerome Schafer

April 23, 2015

A small window of opportunity exists to enact federal disaster preparedness programs.

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Charging Media for Using Police-Shooting Video May Be the Price of Equal Justice
Vesla Weaver and Briallen Hopper

April 22, 2015

The cost of witnessing and filming police misconduct.

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The Long and Polarizing History of the Parental Notification Debate
Jenna Healey

March 30, 2015

Bitter partisan rhetoric over a social science experiment undermines the effort to prevent teen pregnancy.

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Research Data Review is Gaining Ground
Limor Peer and Ann Green

March 26, 2015

It is a positive sign that one aspect of research data sharing and preservation – data review – is increasingly part of the conversation.

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Why Prosecuting, Firing, or Re-Training Cops Doesn’t Work and What We Can Do About It
Tony Cheng

March 26, 2015

The value of community outreach workers.

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Despite Heavy Rhetoric, Partisan Considerations Had Little Influence on States’ Decisions to Make Voting Easier
Daniel Biggers & Michael Hamner

March 12, 2015

Convenience voting adoption largely unaffected by party politics.

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Meet the Solvers
Matthew Regele

March 5, 2015

Why we need to rethink small business and innovation.

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The Missed Opportunity of Robert Woodson
Vesla Weaver

February 25, 2015

One conservative black activist’s campaign for community crime control.

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Precedents for Obama to Address Monetary Policy
Patrick O'Brien

February 16, 2015

Presidents today accept the idea of an independent Fed; it wasn't always so.

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ISPS Director's Fellows Respond to Gov. Malloy's Initiative

February 9, 2015

Our undergraduates' thoughts on Governor Malloy's criminal justice reform.

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Funding Long-Term Care: Cash Benefits for Informal Care
Corina Mommaerts

January 29, 2015

We need to integrate the family in long-term care financing.

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The Breakdown of Broken Windows?
Michael Sierra-Arevalo

January 28, 2015

Crimes and misdemeanors during the NYPD slowdown.

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Fear to Heal
Michael Sierra-Arevalo

January 26, 2015

An opportunity to rise above fear for police, people of color.

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Taking Politics Out of Federal Safeguards
Rosa Po

January 13, 2015

The current procedural system is not well-understood, gets little public attention, and needs reform.

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