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Safe Voting

NBC News Los Angeles affiliate KNBC-TV featured Erroll Southers of the USC Price School on the issues that voters could have faced at the ballot box. “I want to tell people that voting is safe. Everyone who is legally entitled to vote has to have the opportunity to do so. Read more…

What promises do we have to keep? : A Call for Bipartisan Action on Climate Change

by Casey Fischl Across the globe, countries acknowledge climate change as a scientific fact and have been implementing mitigation and adaptation strategies as per their commitment in the Paris Agreement. This, however, is not the case for the United States where political leaders are still debating and questioning what 97 percent of climate scientists agree Read more…

Study: Legislators who back voter ID laws less likely to respond to Latino constituents

The Hillquoted Christian Groseof the USC Dornsife College on the study that legislators who back voter ID laws are less likely to respond to Latino constituents. The study, from University of Southern California political scientist Christian Grose and California State University political scientist Matthew Mendez, raises new questions about whether state Read more…

Radical Markets

In Radical Markets, Eric A. Posner and E. Glen Weyl envision new rules for markets in order to limit the tyranny of monopolies and majority rule. Their aim, with 5 revolutionary ideas to cure what they see as the most important issue of our time: inequality.

What are some of these “radical” ideas, and does our panel think they are the revolutionary ideas we need?

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Radical Markets

In Radical Markets, Eric A. Posner and E. Glen Weyl envision new rules for markets in order to limit the tyranny of monopolies and majority rule. Their aim, with 5 revolutionary ideas to cure what they see as the most important issue of our time: inequality. What are some of Read more…

Courting Justice in California

by Jeremy Loudenback Aside from robust voter turnout in last week’s city election, the most positive result of protests in Ferguson over policing practices may be attention to inequities in other parts of its criminal-justice system. Accounts by the Washington Post and last month’s Department of Justice report about Ferguson have called Read more…

Can tech help voter turnout?

by Justine Dodgen With the 2014 mid-term elections just over a month away, there has been speculation about voter turnout. In the 2012 Presidential elections, citizens ages 18-29 represented one-fifth (21%) of eligible voters. However, only 45 percent of eligible voters in this age group actually participated in the elections. (Circle) Read more…

Open Season on Primaries

by Jeremy Loudenback The shock of the Representative Eric Cantor’s loss in the Virginia Republican primary earlier this summer has not quite subsided for some, including U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer (D-NY). According to a New York Times op-ed written by Schumer, Cantor’s loss to a small group of ideologically driven Read more…

The Largest Vote in the World

by Jeremy Loudenback The dimensions of American myopia are well established. From climate change to health care, the American way of doing business is not always universal. Democracy—that great civic religion—is no different. India, not the United States, boasts the largest democracy in the world, and the nation of 1.2 billion Read more…

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