New York (December 5, 2013)—Seven cities can boast of world-class bike-share systems, according to a new publication by the Institute for Transportation and Development Policy (ITDP) that identifies the best practices embraced by these cities. Show More Summary
Community Colleges in California Failing to Graduate Students A new report by the Public Policy Institute of California finds that Californias community colleges are not doing enough to retain students through graduation. Of students...Show More Summary
What does it mean to have hope? For me, hope is about everyday people who want to bring change to American public policy. I believe in the progressive message embodied by the Democratic Party and President Obama. Barack Obama inspires me because he works to create a better America for people like me. Show More Summary
The Steamboat Institute, a leading non-profit conservative organization based in Steamboat Springs, Colorado, launched a new academic fellowship, “The Tony Blankley Chair for Public Policy and American Exceptionalism,” named after the late conservative columnist and pundit, Tony Blankley. Show More Summary
In a recent Economic Policy Institute paper, Thomas Hungerford discussed public opinion on taxes and some proposals to reform the tax system. While this specific series is called a Fact Sheet, there is an important fact that Hungerford...Show More Summary
Summary: Oh dear, Salon has the latest example of why public relations has such a punk image with the public - Richard Berman operating a "think tank" - the "Employment Policies Institute" - out of the offices of his PR firm, Berman and Co. Show More Summary
So in the aftermath of the Brown University student shout- and heckle-down of NYC police commissioner Ray Kelly’s lecture at the Taubman Center for Public Policy and American Institutions, Brown president Christina Paxon held “an open forum addressing issues surrounding free speech and race on campus,” reports the Brown Daily Herald. Show More Summary
There are plenty of problems in public education, but here’s the biggest, from Elaine Weiss, the national coordinator for the Broader Bolder Approach to Education, a project of the nonprofit Economic Policy Institute that recognizes the impact of social and economic disadvantage on many schools and students, and works to better the conditions that limit […]
Danielle Rajendram is a Lowy Institute research associate. Her work focuses on Indian foreign and domestic policy, India-China relations and Asian security. Rahul Gandhi’s public criticism of a UPA-proposed ordinance generated a lot of media buzz in India. Show More Summary
David Smith, the extreme-tongued leader of the Illinois Family Institute (one of the few statewide family policy groups with public engagement hostile enough to make the Southern Poverty Law Center's active anti-gay groups list) is taking his reliably over-the-top rhetoric...
Technology, not uninsured patients, likely explains the steep rise in the cost of hospital care in Texas in recent years, according to Vivian Ho, the chair in health economics at Rice University's Baker Institute for Public Policy, a professor of economics at Rice and a professor of medicine at Baylor College of Medicine. Show More Summary
The Fraser Institute, Canadian public policy think-tank, conducts an annual survey of how miners and explorers rate the investment climate of jurisdictions around the world. The results identify the countries, states and provinces whose policies create the greatest barriers to investment in the mining sector. Show More Summary
Support for marijuana legalization continues to grow at a rapid pace. The latest Public Policy Institute of California poll found 52 percent of the state’s residents believe the use of cannabis should be legal, while only 45 percent think it should remain illegal.
Two articles in the latest edition of the Guttmacher Policy Review, a peer-reviewed publication of the Guttmacher Institute, conclude the Hyde and Helms Amendments that restrict abortion funding inside and outside the United States hurt women in several ways. Show More Summary
Donald F. Kettl is the dean of the School of Public Policy at the University of Maryland, a nonresident senior fellow at the Brookings Institution, and an author of several books on government and management issues. In this interview,...Show More Summary
For Immediate Release – September 10, 2013 On Friday, September 6th, the American Tradition Institute (ATI), a non-profit public policy organization, along with counsel from the Free Market Environmental Law Clinic (FMELC), filed a lawsuit seeking to compel the University … Continue reading ?
"India is not Greece -- we never binged on debt on a grand scale," said Ajay Shah, a prominent economist at the National Institute of Public Finance and Policy in New Delhi. The root of the problem is India's failure to create a vibrant industrial base with the strength to export. Show More Summary
By M.D. Kittle | Wisconsin Reporter MADISON – A complete failure. That’s how the Wisconsin Institute for Law & Liberty rates city of Milwaukee’s policy of giving Milwaukee Public Schools the authority to sell or lease the district’s unused school buildings. Beyond the failing grade, WILL, a conservative, public interest law firm based in Milwaukee,...
AARP Public Policy Institute has released a new report examining the use of preventive services and the prevalence of risk factors among midlife adults. The report, "Use of Clinical Preventive Services and Prevalence of Health Risk Factors...Show More Summary
You’ve got to wonder about a school system that institutes a new requirement that violates its own wellness policy. That’s just what happened in the Washington D.C. public school system, where Chancellor Kaya Henderson issued new mandates on how much … Continue reading ?