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Heartland Institute Heads to Rome to Advise Pope Francis on Climate Policy

World’s Leading Scientific ‘Skeptics’ of Man-Caused Global Warming Invite Public and Press to Open Events April 27 and 28 Just Outside the Vatican The Heartland Institute is sending a team of climate scientists to Rome next week to inform Pope Francis of the truth about climate science: There is no global warming crisis! Monday, April…

Randi Weingarten: : Sleight of Hand Artist - Part 2

By Ken Derstine April 22, 2015 The American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research (AEI) is one of the oldest and most influential of the pro-business right-wing think tanks. It promotes the advancement of free enterprise capitalism,...Show More Summary

Priorities for Romania: Strengthening the Rule of Law and Advancing Economic Freedom

Co-authored by Natasha Srdoc, co-founder, Adriatic Institute for Public Policy and International Leaders Summit and Monica Macovei, member of the European Parliament and former justice minister of Romania _____ The European Parliament,...Show More Summary

A tale of two taxes in Illinois: Sin taxes and gas taxes

A Paul Simon Public Policy Institute survey last month found that 53 percent of respondents thought expanding gambling would be a good way to raise money and help close the state's $6.2 billion budget gap. The response shouldn't be surprising. Show More Summary

ILLINOIS WORKERS FILE LAWSUIT TO END MANDATORY UNION DUES

By Jacob Huebert, Illinois Policy Institute The future of public and private unions in two big labor-friendly states may be at stake as foes mount aggressive legal challenges over the long-controversial practice of mandatory dues.

Bored teenagers are the last people we should be forcing to vote

One of the trendy things to worry about these days is political disengagement among young people. A think tank called the Institute for Public Policy Research is so worried it’s… Continue reading The post Bored teenagers are the last people we should be forcing to vote appeared first on Spectator Blogs.

What does Paul Campos know that the Public Policy Institute of California does not?

Paul Campos writes in the New York Times about what he claims is the “real reason” for higher college tuition in the USA: far from being caused by funding cuts, the astonishing rise in college tuition correlates closely with a huge increase in public subsidies for higher education.… a major factor driving increasing costs is […]

Poll Shows Nearly Half of Voters in US State of Illinois Oppose Fracking

A Paul Simon Public Policy Institute poll showed that almost half of Illinois voters tend to oppose hydraulic fracturing.

The wealth gap between black, white, and Latino families in the US is astounding

In a paper titled "The Racial Wealth Gap: Why Policy Matters," research from the Institute on Assets and Social Policy (IASP) at Brandeis University and public policy organization Demos examined the disparities in wealth held by black, white, and Latino households in the US. Show More Summary

Fmr Kevin McCarthy Counsel is Hoover Institution's New DC Director

The Hoover Institution, a public policy research center in California's Stanford University which focuses on the study of economics, politics,...

Most Republicans Want a Christian Theocracy and Other Lessons From Reading Polling Data

Categories: Religion Skepticism Tags: christianityconstitutionpoliticspolling This week a Public Policy Polling (PPP) poll showing that 57% of republicans in the US want to institute Christianity as a national religion has been making the rounds on social... (Read more...)

'The Links Between Institutions and Shared Growth'

A follow-up to the Autor post below this one. This is by David Howell, a professor of economics and public policy at The New School in New York City: The links between institutions and shared growth, Washington Center for Equitable....

Study finds minimum wage increase ‘harms young, low-skilled workers’

By Caitlin Bowling, Louisville Business First A Bluegrass Institute for Public Policy Solutions study reports that an increase in the federal minimum wage would disproportionately harm Kentucky as well as "young, low-skilled workers...

Only 17% of nation supports the GOP's attempt to overturn President Obama's immigration policies

2 months agoUS Politics / Liberal : Daily Kos

This gives us an idea of just how fringe the GOP's obsession with blocking Obama's immigration actions is—just 17% of Americans support their approach, in a new Public Religion Research Institute poll. Meanwhile, 73 percent say congressional Republicans should prioritize passing comprehensive immigration reform. Show More Summary

Educating Sustainability Professionals: Learning By Doing

For many years, law schools, medical schools, social work schools and public policy schools have performed pro bono services as an integral part of their teaching and learning processes. As Columbia University's Earth Institute works...Show More Summary

Croatia: 'Criminal Enterprise HDZ' Takes Over Presidency -- Organized Crime and the Rise of Nationalism

Co-authored by Natasha Srdoc and Joel Anand Samy, co-founders, Adriatic Institute for Public Policy and International Leaders Summit The inauguration ceremony for newly elected president of Croatia, who ran on HDZ - the Croatian Democratic Union's political party ticket, is scheduled for February 15. Show More Summary

Smokers Support Many E-Cigarette Policies

Researchers from Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey and Rutgers School of Public Health have identified strong support for a number of e-cigarette policies among smokers. A proposal made by the FDA last April would require e-cigarette makers to register their products with the FDA, make an application to market the devices, use a nicotine […]

Michael Townes Named National Transit Market Sector Leader for HNTB Corp.

Past chair of APTA, TRB and Mineta Transportation Institute brings more than three decades of experience in transportation, public transit and policy leadership.

It would be hard to imagine an institutional structure less suited for the future

Richard Elmore said: While learning has largely escaped the boundaries of institutionalized schooling, educational reformers have for the past thirty years or so deliberately and systematically engaged in public policy choices that make schools less and less capable of responding to the movement of learning into society at large. Standards and expectations have become more [...]

Teachers aren't just under attack, they're also underpaid

4 months agoUS Politics / Liberal : Daily Kos

Teachers face a significant pay gap relative to other college-educated workers, according to an Economic Policy Institute analysis: Teachers working in the public sector who are represented by a union earn 13.2 percent less than other comparable college graduates. Show More Summary

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