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Understanding the Repercussions of President Trump's Immigration Executive Orders

Brown Girl Magazine | Posted 01.27.2017 | Home
Brown Girl Magazine

By Yesha Maniar On the campaign trail, Donald Trump made various comments about immigration, consistently targeting Muslims and Mexicans. He's claime...

Addressing Poverty Among The Disability Community -- One Policy At A Time

Michael Morris | Posted 01.27.2017 | Home
Michael Morris

These proposed policy reforms are just the beginning of a national dialogue about strategies to reduce poverty for working age adults with disabilities. There can be no meaningful conversation regarding poverty in America absent the voice of the disability community.

Mexico's Powerlessness Against Trump

Rodrigo Aguilera | Posted 01.26.2017 | Home
Rodrigo Aguilera

The most hostile US administration to Mexican interests in a century has just taken office, and the administration of Enrique Peña Nieto has no contingency plan to deal with the fallout.

The Regulatory Rollback Under A Trump Administration

Elizabeth McCulley Gore | Posted 01.05.2017 | Home
Elizabeth McCulley Gore

Here are a few tools the Trump administration may use to make early regulatory changes.

America's Zero Moment

Dr. Maya Rockeymoore | Posted 12.30.2016 | Home
Dr. Maya Rockeymoore

Now is the time to fully use the protections afforded by the First Amendment of the U.S. Constitution to question, challenge, and most importantly organize and act to steer this ship away from what appears likely to be a ruinous course.

Building on a Constructive Conversation

Victoria Espinel | Posted 12.16.2016 | Home
Victoria Espinel

Wednesday's meeting between President-elect Trump and executives from numerous software and technology companies has been reported with great fanfare....

The Nation's Report Card Goes Digital

Martin J. Blank | Posted 12.14.2016 | Home
Martin J. Blank

Guest post by Dr. William Bushaw, Executive Director, National Assessment Governing Board. Bill Bushaw is Executive Director for the independent, bipa...

Why Should You Care About Biodiversity?

Lev Karasin | Posted 12.09.2016 | Home
Lev Karasin

Reversing the drastic decline in biodiversity is the most important goal for sustainable development. Biodiversity is the collection of species and the environment in which they inhabit. Biodiversity is the life in an ecosystem.

Freight Railroads Call For Regulatory Freeze, Reform

Edward R. Hamberger | Posted 12.05.2016 | Home
Edward R. Hamberger

The freight railroad industry is calling on the U.S. Surface Transportation Board to suspend all major rulemaking efforts until the new administration...

Earth Observation Science, Public Policymaking, And The Trump Administration

Steven Cohen | Posted 11.28.2016 | Home
Steven Cohen

Now that President-elect Trump has left the rhetoric of the campaign trail, it is time to face the facts that confront the American government. Elemen...

An Open Letter To President-Elect Mr. Trump

Varun Gupta | Posted 11.23.2016 | Home
Varun Gupta

Here are some ideas for you to focus on early-on in your Presidency that can bring the nation together and "Make America Great Again."

Education a key driver to deliver climate action

Jakob von Uexkull | Posted 11.23.2016 | Home
Jakob von Uexkull

In light of the outcome of the US elections it is even more important to keep in mind that 2016 will be another hottest year on record. As government ...

Moving Beyond the Screen Time Debate: The Road Out of the Digital Wild West

Michael Levine | Posted 10.21.2016 | Home
Michael Levine

Today's announcement by the American Academy of Pediatrics and the joint statement of the U.S. Department of Education and the U.S. Department of Heal...

Stop Defaming SNAP, Start Helping Deserving Families

Rep. Marcia L. Fudge | Posted 10.17.2016 | Home
Rep. Marcia L. Fudge

None of these hearings have resulted in any meaningful action for the program. Instead, they are exercises in futility, operating on misconceptions and perpetuating stereotypes.

Rebuilding American Manufacturing: Memos to the Next President

Sridhar Kota | Posted 10.06.2016 | Home
Sridhar Kota

On January 20, 2017--after the speeches, parades, and parties end--the next president will sit down, start sifting through a seemingly endless trove of briefing binders, and begin making difficult decisions that will shape the future of the world.  

The 5 Ways Congress Could Weaken Social Security If Trump Becomes President

Diane Archer | Posted 09.29.2016 | Home
Diane Archer

Social Security is perhaps the most treasured federal government benefit, valued by Democratic and Republican voters alike. But, Republicans in Congress are out of touch with their constituents, both their desires and their needs.

Integrator Alert: Demand Time (and Changes) in the FDA's Move Limiting Access and Increasing Costs of Dietary Supplements

John Weeks | Posted 09.25.2016 | Home
John Weeks

Removal of many dietary supplements from the market. Increased prices for patients and consumers. Limited access to key nutritional tools for practiti...

We must protect federal funding for Teen Pregnancy Prevention

Judy Vredenburgh | Posted 09.15.2016 | Home
Judy Vredenburgh

Last month, the House Appropriations Committee passed its version of the Labor, Health and Human Services and Education appropriations bill for FY17, ...

What We Love About This Year’s Seminaries that Change the World

Wayne Meisel | Posted 09.16.2016 | Home
Wayne Meisel

School has just started, but for those who will be graduating from College, the question of “what’s next” is already here. Because of what I do...

How Can We Address The Psychiatrist Shortage? A Perspective On Children And Adolescents

McLean Hospital | Posted 09.13.2016 | Home
McLean Hospital

McLean Hospital Guest Blogger By Gil Noam, EdD, PhD What can we do to address the recently reported shortage of trained psychiatrists in the US? As a...

Phoenix tax

Justin Curmi | Posted 09.06.2016 | Home
Justin Curmi

Some say that an inheritance or estate tax is a pointless tax. It is sometimes called a death tax because the purpose is to collect a percentage of de...

Why The Opioid Epidemic Impacts More Women Than Men

Society for Women's Health Research | Posted 08.26.2016 | Home
Society for Women's Health Research

Women with chronic pain conditions are more likely to be treated with prescription pain relievers, like opioids, at higher doses and also use them for longer periods of time than men.

Lessons Learned From A Human Trafficking Activist

Suraj Sehgal | Posted 08.26.2016 | Home
Suraj Sehgal

At the end of the day, as a human being, I believe we are obliged to protect each other regardless of age or gender. Don't we all deserve to live freely and without fear, our fundamental right to safety guaranteed? So let's push for this vision of a future, together!

Texas Lawmakers Must Address Shortage in Mental Health Workforce

Colleen Horton | Posted 08.16.2016 | Home
Colleen Horton

We have a mental health workforce shortage in Texas. Just look at the numbers. Last year, 185 Texas counties out of 254 did not have a single psychia...

$100M Solution to Change the World: The Impact Genome Project

Jason Saul | Posted 08.11.2016 | Home
Jason Saul

In the U.S. today, we invest over $6T/year in solutions to social problems.  We fund thousands of social programs and charities, but we don't know which interventions work the best.  We're spending billions on evaluation, but we're not systematically learning why some programs work and others don't.