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Biden Institute launched at University of Delaware

last weekNews : The Cutline

NEWARK, Del. (AP) — Vice President Joe Biden is hoping a new public policy institute bearing his name will foster civic engagement and promote a spirit of bipartisanship.

Rice's Baker Institute receives $3.2 million grant to study effects of US tax and spending policies

(Rice University) Rice University's Baker Institute for Public Policy has received a five-year, $3.2 million grant from the Charles Koch Foundation to fund a program to examine the dynamic effects of major fiscal policies. Given theShow More Summary

Demonstrators Descend On Dianne Feinstein Event To Protest Her Absence From Town Halls

3 weeks agoNews : Huffington Post

SAN FRANCISCO ? Protesters upset with Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) for not hosting a public town hall meeting during this week’s congressional recess demonstrated at her appearance at the Public Policy Institute of California onShow More Summary

Ignorance in the Face of Facts

A recent survey by the Public Policy Institute of California reveals how the spread of misinformation through social media has contributed to the inability of Americans to distinguish fact from fiction. The survey asked people in California to identify the largest areas of state spending. Show More Summary

Ten Great Economic Myths

Authored by Murray Rothbard via The Mises Institute, Our country is beset by a large number of economic myths that distort public thinking on important problems and lead us to accept unsound and dangerous government policies. Here are...Show More Summary

Policy Options Article on Faulty Logic of Sexual Assault Trials

Policy Options, the online journal produced by the Montreal-based Institute for Research on Public Policy, has just published an article entitled Tracking the faulty logic of sexual assault trials:"We’re mining Canadian court transcripts...Show More Summary

Britain will spend 6 times more per person on transport in London than the rest of England

Londoners will receive £1,500 more per person in transport investment than those living in the rest of England over the next five years, according to a policy group for the north of England. A report by IPPR (Institute for Public Policy...Show More Summary

Big Oil takes energy message to Super Bowl LI viewers

Petroleum Institute has spent considerably in recent years advocating public policies in support of oil and natural gas at a time of heightened public concern over climate change and growing interest in cleaner forms of energy.     ...

This Is a Video of White Nationalist Richard Spencer Getting Punched in the Face

2 months agoNews : Slate: The Slatest

Richard Bertrand Spencer, the white nationalist head of National Policy Institute, is one of the leading figures of the alt-right movement. His defunct publication Alternative Right, once published an essay titled “Is Black GenocideShow More Summary

New York Democrats Move to Protect Reproductive Rights From Trump

Advocates at the New York-based public policy organization, the National Institute for Reproductive Health (NIRH), said the public should not “rely solely on federal protections to ensure residents’ basic rights." The post New York Democrats Move to Protect Reproductive Rights From Trump appeared first on Rewire.

Rice's Baker Institute releases policy recommendations for the Trump administration

(Rice University) Rice University's Baker Institute for Public Policy has released policy recommendations for President-elect Donald Trump's administration, which includes science and health care.

Calculating the Full Cost of Electricity—From Power Plant to Wall Socket

An interdisciplinary initiative of the Energy Institute aims to inform public policy discussion with comprehensive analysis and data

Henry A. Giroux on Trump’s Cabinet: A Church of Neoliberal Evangelicals

2 months agoNews : Truthdig

Donald Trump’s appointments “are indicative of forthcoming policy decisions that will increase the attack on democratic institutions and public goods,” says Giroux.

New research examines trends in radiology journal publications relating to patient-centered care

(Harvey L. Neiman Health Policy Institute) New research reports that the number of articles within radiology journals designated as dealing with patient-centered care has increased substantially in recent years, although a very limited number of radiology journals have published multiple original research articles on the topic. Show More Summary

'A future between Star Trek and the Matrix’: Automation could destroy 15 million UK jobs in the next two decades

LONDON — Up to 15 million UK jobs are at "high or medium risk" of being replaced by automation in the next two decades, according to a new report. The report, from centre-left policy group Institute for Public Policy Research (IPPR),...Show More Summary

Berlin interview: Sergey Lagodinsky

3 months agoNews : World News Blog

Interview with Sergey Lagodinsky, who’s a fellow of the Global Public Policy Institute, specialising in legal, political and security issues.

Drugs for Older Americans Rose an Average of 15.5% in 2015 According to AARP Report

Retail prices for brand name prescription drugs widely used by older Americans rose by an average of 15.5% in 2015—almost 130 times faster than the 0.1% general inflation rate—according to a new AARP Public Policy Institute (PPI) report...Show More Summary

Macdonald-Laurier Institute 2016 Review of the Supreme Court of Canada

The Macdonald-Laurier Institute, a public policy think tank based in Ottawa, recently released a report called The Supreme Court VS. Parliament Supreme Court of Canada 2016 Year in Review: "The Supreme Court vs. Parliament emerged as the top theme of this third annual review of the Supreme Court of Canada’s major decisions. Show More Summary

Former WH ethics lawyer: If Trump refuses to divest, he'll be in direct violation of Constitution

3 months agoUS Politics / Liberal : Daily Kos

Norman Eisen is a fellow that the Brookings Institute, a nonprofit public policy organization in D.C. From 2009 to 2011, he was Special Counsel to the President and Special Assistant to the President. He is an expert in government ethics. Show More Summary

California’s Growing Public Pension Crisis

The Kersten Institute for Governance and Public Policy at Stanford University has a project that tracks the liabilities of pension funds for state government workers across the nation, where the liabilities represent the gap between...

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