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Henry Rowen, public policy leader on defense matters, dies at 90

His tenure leading the Rand Corp. ended when his friend Daniel Ellsberg leaked the institute’s copy of the Pentagon Papers.

New study on patterns of electronic cigarette use among adults in the US

Adding to a growing body of research on patterns of e-cigarette use, researchers from Rutgers School of Public Health and the Steven A. Schroeder Institute for Tobacco Research and Policy Studies at Truth Initiative have found evidence that among U.S. adults, some recent cigarette quitters may have done so with the assistance of electronic cigarettes. read more

Half of California’s undocumented immigrants are impoverished: study

2 weeks agoNews : The Raw Story

About half of California’s undocumented immigrants are poor enough to qualify for Medi-Cal, the state’s insurance program for its poorest residents, according to a new report. The study by the Public Policy Institute of California comes amid ongoing discussion in the most populous U.S....

IBD Fights Back As Politico and MSNBC's Scarborough Smear Its Historically Accurate Polls

The folks at Investor's Business Daily are more than a little tired of seeing their IBD/TIPP (TechnoMetrica Institute of Policy and Politics) polls smeared by establishment press publications and pundits. No similar torrent of criticism has been directed at other polls which have been horribly inaccurate predictors of actual election outcomes. Show More Summary

8 Ways You Can Help End the Illinois State Budget Standoff

The following is an opinion piece written by Reboot Illinois' Madeleine Doubek: "You're looking for hope? This will be a short conversation!" That was David Yepsen, director of the Paul Simon Public Policy Institute at Southern Illinois University Carbondale, returning my call. Show More Summary

Most Kansans Think Brownback Is a Failure

A new Docking Institute of Public Affairs poll in Kansas shows only 18% of Kansans are satisfied with Gov. Sam Brownback’s (R) performance in office, and 61% think his signature tax policies have either been a “failure” or a “tremendous [...]

Policy Options October 2015 Issue on Stephen Harper and the Judiciary

Policy Options, the journal of the Institute for Research on Public Policy, has devoted its October 2015 issue to judicial appointments under the federal Conservative government of Prime Minister Stephen Harper.

Podcast: Indexing Livability for All Ages

This week we have Rodney Harrell of the AARP Public Policy Institute to talk about the Institute's new Livability Index. Wire Feed

Lincoln scholar Harold Holzer takes new job at Hunter College; encouraged by Hillary Clinton

Harold Holzer, who is best known for his writing, co-authoring or editing some 50 books on President Abraham Lincoln, will begin a new day job on Sept. 1 as director of the Roosevelt House Public Policy Institute at Hunter College in New York. Holzer, who began his career as a newspaper reporter, recently retired from […]

Smithsonian Launches Public Access Plan for Research, Materials Will Be Available Through CHORUS

From the Smithsonian Institution: The Smithsonian has released its Plan for Increased Public Access to Results of Federally Funded Research, based on the principles outlined by the Office of Science and Technology Policy. Through the...Show More Summary

Iraqi militias turn tables on ISIS with social media tactics

By Alexander Harper. Alex recently finished an internship at the Lowy Institute. He is undertaking a master of Public Policy and International Affairs at the American University of Beirut. [youtube:fPKgnRVSm-Y] It has become commonplace in the Western media to see experts and politicians lament our inability to counter ISIS propaganda. Show More Summary

The 10 Best Cities for Technology-Assisted Living

The National Conference of State Legislatures and AARP Public Policy Institute report that nearly 90 percent of people over the age of 65 want to stay in their home for as long as possible. Fortunately, in most cases, they won't have to move as they age. Show More Summary

The 10 Best Cities for Technology-Assisted Living

The National Conference of State Legislatures and AARP Public Policy Institute report that nearly 90 percent of people over the age of 65 want to stay in their home for as long as possible. Fortunately, in most cases, they won't have to move as they age. Show More Summary

12 of Illinois' Most Politically Corrupt 21st Century Women

"Old boys network" is a term used to describe the culture that allows political corruption to thrive. According to a study from the Paul Simon Public Policy Institute, this shorthand term does not accurately reflect the female gender. Show More Summary

Public Believe Aus Government Not Doing Enough To Tackle Climate Change, Poll Finds

Research released by the Climate Institute today reveals that voters are still shy of Labor on climate policy but don't think the current government is doing enough.

Californians back new policies to fight climate change, poll says

Californians are concerned about the effects of climate change and support new steps to address the problem, according to a poll released Wednesday night by the Public Policy Institute of California.

Rick Hess Recants Common Core...or does he?

By Ken Derstine @ Defend Public Education! July 29, 2015 Rick Hess, the resident scholar and director of education policy studies at the right-wing American Policy Institute, has an article in the Fall 2014 issue of National Affairs: “ How the Common Core Went Wrong ”. Show More Summary

An Analysis of the Obama Administration's Social Cost of Carbon

Patrick J. Michaels I am Patrick J. Michaels, Director of the Center for the Study of Science at the Cato Institute, a nonprofit, non-partisan public policy research institute located here in Washington DC, and Cato is my sole source of employment income. Show More Summary

Out-of-pocket health costs tied to antimicrobial resistance, study finds

Many government-run public health systems in developing countries have instituted copayments for visits to clinics and prescription drugs. However, the study's authors found evidence to suggest that such policies are associated withShow More Summary

Top CEOs Earn More Than 300 Times What Average Workers Do, Study Finds

5 months agoNews : Huffington Post

CEOs at top U.S. companies earned more than 300 times what average workers did in 2014, a new study revealed on Monday. According to the report by the Economic Policy Institute, CEOs of the top 350 publicly owned U.S. companies earned,...Show More Summary

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