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  • In a city with a rich history, more must be done to promote equality
    August 22, 2013
    “The top 5 percent of D.C.’s households earn an average of $473,000 a year, the highest amount among the 50 largest U.S. cities. The bottom 20 percent earn $9,100. In the District, the rise in poverty has occurred fully among blacks and Latinos, and the rise of affluence has occurred only among whites and some blacks,” Maurice Jackson, professor of history, on measures DC should be taking to fight inequality.
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    Source: The Washington Post

  • Journalism’s New Marquee Brothers
    August 21, 2013
    “The Nate Silver analogue of the 1800s would have just started his own paper, because it was so cheap to start one,” Jonathan Ladd, associate professor of public policy, on former NY Times reporter Nate Silver’s new position at ESPN.
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    Source: Reuters

  • Dangerous Changes in US-Russia Relations?
    August 8, 2013
    “Putin is also very much driven by what happened in the 1990s...and now he’s trying to prove that Russia has emancipated itself, it’s a sovereign country, it’s a great power and it doesn’t have to listen to what the United States wants it to do,” Angela Stent, professor of government, on the increasingly complicated relationship between the U.S. and Russia.
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    Source: WTOP Radio

  • Cancellation Of Putin Meeting Highlights U.S.-Russia Tensions
    August 7, 2013
    “Ignoring Russia is not a strategy, but dealing with Russia on levels below that of the president's, you can move forward on a number of issues, but obviously you're not going to seal any major new deal, for instance, missile defense,” Angela Stent, professor of government, on the U.S.’s cabinet-level talks with Moscow that will take place this week.
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    Source: NPR

  • Snowden Case Illustrates Decline In U.S.-Russia Relations
    August 4, 2013
    "Granting Snowden asylum was a clear signal from Putin that it was more important for him politically to do this than to take actions which would have enabled the president to come to have a summit with him, and in a sense validate a lot more of what Russia is doing,” Angela Stent, professor of government, on how the Edward Snowden case demonstrates frustrated U.S.-Russia relations.
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    Source: NPR

  • Women vs. men: Who governs better?
    July 23, 2013
    “There isn’t among the women in the Senate, anyone that is that strongly and stridently ideological that’s looking to push the envelope that way and make that kind of political point,” Michele Swers, associate professor of government, on the effects of increasing numbers of women in the U.S. Senate.
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    Source: Minnesota Public Radio

  • Stores Use Cell Phones To Track Consumers
    July 19, 2013
    “It can affect their merchandising decisions, what they buy, how they merchandise it, how they display it, how long people stop on the way to their ultimate destination, what things attract their attention on the way, what things keep them in a department longer. Then you can make your purchasing decisions that way,” Marlene Morris Towns, professor in the McDonough School of Business, on why top retailers are using cell phone numbers to track customer movement within a store.
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    Source: NBC News

  • CEO Speeding Tickets, Luxury Spending Could Be Early Warning of Fraud
    July 18, 2013
    “In our fraud sample 21% of CEOs had broken the law, and in the non fraud sample it’s 5%,” Robert Davidson, assistant professor in the McDonough School of Business, on his study that shows that CEOs with even one minor legal infraction are seven times more likely to commit fraud than a CEO with a clean record.
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    Source: The Wall Street Journal

  • Dell Shareholder Vote to Take Company Private Delayed
    July 18, 2013
    "This camp will certainly respond and are basically looking for an increase in the initial offer price. Unless this camp is willing to hold Dell for the long-term and take on the risk associated with implementing the proposed change in strategic direction, then I see their move as purely an effort to up the initial offer price," Jason Schloetzer, assistant professor in the McDonough School of Business, on why Dell delayed the shareholder vote of a proposed buyout deal.
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    Source: CIO

  • Politics, Policy And The National Labor Relations Board
    July 18, 2013
    “It’s supposed to protect the rights that workers and employers have. NLRA, which was passed in 1935 granted workers some clear rights to be able to organize and collectively bargain and the board protects those rights,” Joseph McCartin, professor of history, on the responsibilities of the National Labor Relations Board.
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    Source: The Diane Rehm Show

  • Health Plan Cost for New Yorkers Set to Fall 50%
    July 16, 2013
    “That’s a very different dynamic for these companies, and it’s prodding them to be more aggressive and competitive in their pricing,” Sabrina Corlette, research professor and project director at the Health Policy Institute, on how the Affordable Care Act will affect health insurance prices.
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    Source: The New York Times

  • Health Insurance Within Reach
    July 15, 2013
    “Health insurance is an incredibly expensive product,” Sabrina Corlette, research professor and project director at the Health Policy Institute, on how health insurance prices could dramatically differ, depending on individual circumstances.
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    Source: The New York Times

  • Analysis: The race factor in George Zimmerman's trial
    July 15, 2013
    "It's something bigger because Trayvon Martin is all of our sons. He's the son of all people who are African-American and of those who are conscious of what it means to be black in America," Maurice Jackson, professor of history, on how race played a role in the George Zimmerman trial.
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    Source: CNN

  • Messy Rollout Of Health Law Echoes Medicare Drug Expansion
    July 12, 2013
    "About this time in 2005, the percentage of people who had an unfavorable opinion of the law was actually higher than those who had a favorable opinion. So there was a lot of uncertainty and a lot of questions about whether this program was a good idea," Sabrina Corlette, research professor and project director at the Health Policy Institute, on how reactions to the Affordable Care Act and Medicare drug law compare.
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    Source: National Public Radio

  • Do Women Make Better Senators Than Men?
    July 11, 2013
    “[Still], that’s not where you’re going to find the real impact of diversifying. The main impact is in the policies they’re pushing,” Michele Swers, associate professor of government, on how females in the Senate may be more likely than males to bond with each other and with constituents.
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    Source: National Journal

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