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Parental Participation in Public Inner-City Schools: An Unenforced Opportunity and Dilemma
Craig Holloway

November 1, 2013

How federal govt can incentivize schools to encourage parental involvement

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Crowdfunding for Private Security in Oakland Ignores a Few Key Facts

October 23, 2013

What's the harm of crowdfunded security?

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When Due Process Fails: Debt Collection and Civil Contempt

October 22, 2013

Protecting consumers in debt collection

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Interpretation and Experimentation as Advocacy at the CFPB
Vivekinan Ashok

October 15, 2013

Improving the tools to educate and protect consumers

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Time for the Feds to Take Financial Transparency Seriously
Yousef AbuGharbieh

October 8, 2013

Federal government needs to provide a site where the public can view federal spending

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Time to Reckon with Prison Labor
Charles Decker

October 1, 2013

As monetary restitution becomes a part of the "carceral state," the wages of prison laborers need to be improved

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Can Knowing What You Pay Bring Medical Costs Down?
Nicholas Downing

September 24, 2013

Hospital pricing tranparency and keeping costs down

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The Imperative to Share Complete Replication Files
Allan Dafoe

September 23, 2013

Scientific knowledge is only as reliable as the empirical analysis on which it is based.

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George Zimmerman: A Case Study in Motivated Reasoning
Jamie Luguri

September 17, 2013

The focus should have been on the Florida law

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Numbers Alone Won’t Shrink Prisons
Alison Kanosky

September 10, 2013

It’s unlikely that America’s overgrown prison system is going away anytime soon

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New Assistant Professor Takes a Closer Look at Court Decisions

August 30, 2013

Learning from the Lower Courts

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Stop and Frisk Stops Nothing
Michael Sierra-Arevalo

August 23, 2013

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Michael Sierra-Arevalo writes on an alternative approach to the controversial stop-and-frisk policy.

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The Role of Data Repositories in Reproducible Research

July 24, 2013

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Who is responsible for the quality of data deposited in repositories? And what is quality data, anyway?

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“Wisdom and Humility:” A Fitting Tribute to David Mayhew

June 4, 2013

The conference for Professor Mayhew was a testament to the continuing importance of his work on Congress and parties.

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Can Campaign Finance Fix an Ungovernable America?
Aaron Goldzimer

May 31, 2013

Campaign finanace reform is not the fundamental solution to obstruction, gridlock and ungovernability.

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A Conversation with Professor David Mayhew
Tory Bilski

May 23, 2013

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Q & A with Sterling Professor David Mayhew

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Election Finance Reform: Viable Proposals vs. Long-Term Goals

May 17, 2013

Dark money is a real and solvable problem.

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Thinking Socially About Campaign Finance

May 17, 2013

Are political camps and their donors wasting their money? Erin Thomas looks at the psychology of persuasion.

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Time to Clean Up State Elections

May 10, 2013

Raph Graybill warns that the negative consequences of the campaign finance arms race in federal elections could also hurt good government at the local level.

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Tracey Meares on “Smart, Tough, and Fair: Reducing Crime in 60 Minutes or Less"

April 18, 2013

Drawing from decades of work, Professor Meares highlighted three conceptual approaches to gun violence.

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