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April 16, 2016
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New study to investigate impact of lobbying

Experts will investigate whether wealthy individuals and groups really do control political decisions as part of a new study. Academics at the University of Exeter will investigate how policy is influenced by lobbying in the UK, the USA, the Netherlands … Continue reading

May 8, 2013
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New book explores Harry Truman’s record on civil liberties

Richard Kirkendall is a University of Washington professor emeritus of history and editor of the new book “Civil Liberties and the Legacy of Harry S. Truman.” He answered a few questions about the book for UW Today. Q: What’s the … Continue reading

December 26, 2012
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Plan C: ‘All Roads Lead Back to Boehner’ – UMD’s Kettl

University of Maryland School of Public Policy Dean Don Kettl on where the fiscal cliff negotiations head after Plan B fails: “For the Republicans, this is a very weak situation. They’re struggling to get their mojo back after the election. … Continue reading

November 23, 2012
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A Country of Two Tales

Confucius Institute director addresses global impact of China’s economy China’s economy has undergone astounding growth during the past 60 years, with its gross domestic product (GDP) climbing from just under $18 billion in 1949 to almost $6 trillion in 2011. … Continue reading

October 24, 2012
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Commentary: John E. Savage – Cybersecurity Needed in the Public Domain

President Obama designated October as National Cyber Security Awareness Month. We asked John E. Savage, the An Wang Professor of Computer Science, to share his views on what can and should be done to ensure cybersecurity at the national level. … Continue reading

October 13, 2012
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Taubman Center Survey: RI Voters Likely to Approve Casino Gambling

A new Brown University poll of Rhode Island voters finds strong support for state-operated casino gaming at Twin River and Newport Grand. In the hotly contested Congressional District One race, Rep. David Cicilline retains a small lead. The survey, conducted … Continue reading

October 6, 2012
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The Right to Vote

A lot is up for grabs this November in America—the presidency of the United States, for one. Not to mention a third of U.S. Senate seats, all seats in the U.S. House, and state-level amendments on issues ranging from voter … Continue reading

July 2, 2012
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Responsibility Misused by Politicians

The concept of responsibility is being used by politicians as a distraction from the real problems in society, which have to do with inequality according to research from the University of Exeter. In the wake of the financial crisis there … Continue reading