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It Starts to Get Interesting in the Golden State

[guest post by JVW] Both Fox News and the Sacramento Bee are reporting on the latest Public Policy Institute of California poll that shows Hillary! Rodham Clinton, the Once and Future Inevitable Next President of the United States, with a slim 46% – 44% lead over Socialist senator Bernard Sanders of lily-white Vermont in the […]

When doing causal inference, define your treatment decision and then consider the consequences that flow from it

Danielle Fumia writes: I am a research at the Washington State Institute for Public Policy, and I work on research estimating the effect of college attendance on earnings. Many studies that examine the effect of attending college on earnings control for college degree receipt and work experience. Show More Summary

Bernie Sanders is running neck and neck with Hillary Clinton in the last major primary battle

Sen. Bernie Sanders appears to be closing in on Hillary Clinton in California, which holds the last major battle of the presidential primaries early next month. A new Public Policy Institute survey of California released Thursday found...Show More Summary

Poll finds Clinton, Sanders virtually tied in California

California is anyone’s game on the Democratic side, according to a new Public Policy Institute of California survey.        

Sanders Closes in on Clinton Ahead of California Primary

What once looked like a knockout for the Clinton camp is now a statistical tie. Just two weeks before California voters cast their ballots for the Democratic primary, a Public Policy Institute of California poll shows Hillary Clinton’s once-formidable lead against rival Bernie Sanders has eroded to a statistical dead heat. Show More Summary

Sanders Closes the Gap In California

A new Public Policy Institute of California poll finds Hillary Clinton just ahead of Bernie Sanders in the California Democratic primary, 46% to 44%.

California Up for Grabs, Poll Finds, as Clinton and Sanders Battle

The poll by the Public Policy Institute of California showed Hillary Clinton leading Bernie Sanders among likely voters, 46 percent to 44 percent.

If Black Lives Matter, Then Black Votes Count

The California Community Foundation and Public Policy Institute of California hosted an annual Speakership Series on California's Future last week in Los Angeles. Attendees heard about California Secretary of State Alex Padilla's vigorous...Show More Summary

The Truth About Homophobia In The Black Community

The general public may have been surprised by the results of a survey released by the Public Religion Research Institute (PRRI), which found that African Americans overwhelmingly support policies that promote greater equality for LGBT people. Show More Summary

Clinton: Cap Child Care Costs at 10 Percent of Family Income

A 2015 analysis by the Economic Policy Institute found that in 33 states and Washington, D.C., child care costs were higher than the average cost of in-state tuition at public universities. The post Clinton: Cap Child Care Costs at 10 Percent of Family Income appeared first on Rewire.

Starbucks, Barnes & Noble Join Target In Instituting Trans-Friendly Bathroom Policies

3 weeks agoLGBT / Gay : NewNowNext

Companies join Target in its commitment to supporting trans rights in public bathrooms.

Understanding the UK’s Capacity Market

According to a new report from the Institute for Public Policy Research (IPPR) the UK’s government capacity market is not working. With a consultation from the UK Department of Energy and Climage Change (DECC) just finished, Byron Orme explains what the capacity market was supposed to achieve.

We Can't Have It Both Ways

One of the many comments I hear in our work to institute policies that work to protect the public is that people want it both ways. They operate from a place of convenience or profitability -- fast food, environmental degradation, predatory...Show More Summary

Princeton University Stands by Segregationist Woodrow Wilson School Name

2 months agoNews : Mediaite

Despite protests over his segregationist beliefs and policies, Princeton University has decided to leave late President Woodrow Wilson's name on its public policy school. Instead, the school will institute a raft of policies and programs to increase diversity and inclusion, and more openly discuss Wilson's flawed legacy.

Following Multiple Debacles, NY Times Is "Cracking Down On The Use Of Anonymous Sources"

The New York Times' public editor Margaret Sullivan reported March 15 that "Times editors are cracking down on the use of anonymous sources," instituting a new policy "intended to significantly reduce... an overreliance on unnamed sources."...Show More Summary

A disturbing trend in school integration programs

U.S. public schools are more segregated today than they have been for decades. In a 2013 report, the Economic Policy Institute’s Richard Rothstein wrote: Today, African American students are more isolated than they were 40 years ago, while most education policymakers and reformers have abandoned integration as a cause. In the following post, Wendy Lecker […]

The Global Healthspan Policy Institute Wants Your Support in Lobbying for TAME Metformin Trial Funding

3 months agoHealth / Aging : Fight Aging

The Global Healthspan Policy Institute (GHPI) is a recently launched group whose principals are focused on much the same goals as the researchers of the Longevity Dividend initiative, which is to say pulling a lot more public funding into aging research aimed at extending healthy human life spans. Show More Summary

A Look at AARP Public Policy Institute’s Livability Index

At the beginning of the month I attended Livability Matters: Transportation Choice and Connections — sponsored by Citizens for Modern Transit and others.  The day before I was able to interview the event’s primary speaker: Jana Lynott, Senior Strategic Policy Advisor from American Association of Retired Person (AARP)’s Public Policy Institute...

Croatia's Cabinet Minister Known for Anti-Semitic Views Should Resign: HDZ's Authoritarian and Corrupt Rule Must be Stopped

The Adriatic Institute for Public Policy and International Leaders Summit are joining Israel-based The Simon Wiesenthal Center and international groups calling for the resignation of Croatia's HDZ-Most cabinet minister Zlatan Hasanbegovic. Show More Summary

El Chapo, Sean Penn and the Failed War on Drugs - Part 3

So now, finally, I come to the real issues that Mr. Penn wished to raise, and in doing so, I again turn to Glenn Greenwald; this time in his speech Century of Lies, 2011 at Rice University's, Baker Institute for Public Policy: The War on Drugs is, in my view by far, the most profound and destructive policy failure of the last 50 years. Show More Summary

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