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Economics & Trade Policy Partner Policy Schools Texas

Sprawl City Bank Run: Dallas Twitter Users on DFW’S Gas Shortage After Hurricane Harvey

Photo (CC): Astronaut Randy Bresnik took this photo of Tropical Storm Harvey from the International Space Station on Aug. 28 at 1:27 p.m. CDT. All other photos courtesy of the author.  Rumors about Texas gas shortages in the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey prompted irrational but intense desperation among Dallasites to immediately fill up their cars. As a […]

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Civil Rights Partner Policy Schools Politics and Governance

Congressional Redistricting in Iowa: Choosing Meritocracy Over Independence and Bipartisanship

Photo: Elkanah Tisdale, 1812 in the Boston Gazette Not many would argue with the premise that our electoral system has become increasingly politicized in the past decades. It is now almost an old trope to say that our legislatures have become mired in partisan vitriol, stymieing most, if not all, attempts at cooperation and good governance, […]

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Partner Policy Schools Philanthropy & Non-Profit Organizations Politics and Governance University of Texas at Austin

Why Should We Bother Debating the Business of Giving?

A Partnership Piece from the University of Michigan’s Ford School of Public Policy Photo Credit: Andre da Loba from the New York Times On its surface, the nature of philanthropic giving hardly seems to demand the need for public concern. With ISIS causing terror from afar and anti-vaccination parents sowing the seeds of discord from […]

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Health & Social Policy Partner Policy Schools Politics and Governance

Rape Insurance: Shaming the Women of Michigan

 A Partnership Piece from the University of Michigan’s Ford School of Public Policy As of March 13, 2014, women in Michigan are expected to plan ahead for unplanned pregnancies. Yes, you read that right. The passage of the “Abortion Insurance Opt-Out Act” in Michigan requires most private and all public health insurance plans to offer […]