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Hiding in Plain Sight: The Neglected Problem of Domestic Violence in Society

October is the month of fall, football, and domestic violence (DV). Although the first DV Awareness Month was established In October of 1987, unfortunately a disturbing video of a football star has provoked more public discourse on domestic violence than the longstanding efforts of government agencies and non-profits. Show More Summary

In Big-Money Move, Corporations Seek to Make Congress a Wholly-Owned Subsidiary

As Election Day approaches, two reports show us exactly how corrupted our political system has become. Unless voters come out in force, it looks like corporate money is about to buy itself another house of Congress. The Wall Street Journal...Show More Summary

Change Happens

You don't have to look far in medical and scientific research today to feel the shifting sands and see signs of change. At times it seems we are simultaneously tilling the soil with a set of old yet tried and true tools while making new ones. Show More Summary

Leave No Votes on the Table: Engaging Latinos in Georgia and Kansas

Lately, we've seen a number of reporters and political analysts exploring the role that Latino voters will play in the rapidly-approaching 2014 midterm elections. Many share the tone of a recent CBS News piece, "Do Latino voters matter...Show More Summary

Senate Elections' Homestretch

We have now entered the homestretch of the 2014 midterm election season, with less than a week to go before Election Day. Many Senate races remain incredibly close, and Democrats got some welcome news this week from far up north. AsShow More Summary

Democratic Candidates Are Paying the Price for Meddling With Social Security

Some things in life are self-evident. Fire burns, supply side economics doesn't work, and no Democrat, ever, under any circumstances, no matter what, should even think about offering to cut one solitary cent from Social Security, through...Show More Summary

Citizenfour: The Spy Who Was Never Out in the Cold

Officers of the CIA's clandestine service are often warned: don't fall in love with your agents. This cautionary advice is meant to be interpreted literally and figuratively. In Laura Poitras' compelling, controversial, and ultimately...Show More Summary

Reasons to Celebrate -- and to be Vigilant -- this National Work and Family Month

Since 2003, Congress and the president have designated every October "National Work and Family Month" -- a time to reaffirm that making the country's workplaces more fair and family friendly should be a national priority. As the month draws to a close, there are clear signs of progress since last October and reasons to celebrate. Show More Summary

Blank Check for Government Intrusion? North Dakota's Amendment One Is Disguised Personhood Law

The world was inspired by North Dakota's courageous battle against flooding last year, when neighbors stood side by side and piled sandbags high, protecting each other. They did not wait for the government to involve itself. But a "yes"...Show More Summary

Breast Cancer and ISIS: Beyond Surgical Strikes and Chemical Weapons

My breasts did not volunteer to be the canary in the coalmines of modern life. Neither did the Yazidis or Kurds welcome bands of ISIS into their communities. These curses came upon otherwise healthy bodies. The distressing medical options...Show More Summary

States Should Spend Less on Prisons, More on Schools

The huge growth in state prison populations in recent decades has created mounting budget challenges for states, our new report explains. State economies would be much stronger over time if states invested more in education and other...Show More Summary

Why Millennials Can Fix Healthcare

In 1991, Neil Howe and William Strauss first described their theory of generations as a four-turn cycle that expresses the attitudes and moods of American cohorts. Today's Millennials, born between 1984 and 2004, are a civicgeneration...Show More Summary

Beyond Ferguson - Unrepresentative Democracy in City Elections

I worked on this analsyis with two colleagues, Zack Avre and Amaris Montes. As we approach the midterm elections, many analysts are suggesting that our usually low midterm turnout - averaging about two in five eligible voters in recent decades - may dip even lower despite these elections drawing more spending than any midterm election in history. Show More Summary

Vote Young, Vote Local

This year's election buzz is all about who will win the Senate majority and control Congress for the next two years. Talking heads are going crazy featuring polls from Kentucky, Alaska, Arkansas, Colorado, Louisiana and other states with tight U.S. Show More Summary

3 things you may not know about Medicare

If you are eligible for Medicare, your mailbox is probably full of brochures about Medicare Open Enrollment (October 15-December 7). This is the time of year you can change the kind of Medicare plan you have (for your medical care or your drugs or both). Show More Summary

Malpractice 'Caps' Treat Women, Children and Seniors as Second-Class Citizens

When an injured patient "wins" a medical malpractice case, where does the money go? Well, if he or she needs medical care, the money pays for that care, which the person did not need until they were hurt. In other words, much of theShow More Summary

Keeping the Citizen's Journey at the Forefront of Government Services

Every interaction that a citizen has with their government is a journey--and every touch point along the way serves as an opportunity for government to improve its relationship with citizens. As citizens encounter different life events,...Show More Summary

To Republicans -- Watch Out for Traps After the Midterms

Most pundits are predicting a Republican take-over of the U.S. Senate next Tuesday. I am ready to go on record against the conventional wisdom: I predict Democrats will surprise the pundits on election night and hold the Senate, if only...Show More Summary

Defeat Could Turn Out an Advantage for Tunisia's Islamists

Tunisia is a small country with a big audience. The process of electing a parliament and a president matters, not only because it keeps the democratic process alive, but also for the signals it sends the rest of the Arab world. Tunisia,...Show More Summary

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