Allowing guns on campus won’t reduce sexual assault on campus – instead, it will increase the risk of homicide. Two years ago, Republican leaders released a post-mortem analysis of the 2012 election in an effort to better understand how they lost the single woman’s vote by 36 percent. The 100-page report recommended that GOP lawmakers

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Click here to subscribe to Roosevelt First, our weekday morning email featuring the Daily Digest. The Politics of Economic Stupidity (Project Syndicate) Roosevelt Institute Chief Economist Joseph Stiglitz says the economy’s “near-global stagnation” is the result of “stupid politics,” meaning austerity policies that slow demand. It’s ‘Pathetic’ What Politicians Have To Do To Stay In

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As economic inequality takes center stage in politics, it’s important to remember that reproductive justice and bodily autonomy are just as essential for secure lives. Yesterday’s 42nd anniversary of the Supreme Court’s Roe v. Wade decision prompted a week of stark contradictions. Thousands of anti-choice protesters descended on Washington yesterday while the House of Representatives

Click here to subscribe to Roosevelt First, our weekday morning email featuring the Daily Digest. Mario Cuomo, the Speech and the Challenge to Democrats Today (In These Times) Roosevelt Institute Senior Fellow Richard Kirsch and Dan Cantor point to Mario Cuomo’s vision of mutuality laid out at the 1984 Democratic National Convention as an example

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Full implementation of the UDHR isn’t a pipe dream, but it will require us to look beyond governments and international institutions. Sixty-six years after the adoption of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, who is responsible for upholding our most basic rights as humans? And are rights truly universal, or are they relative? These questions

(Last updated Dec. 5, 2014) In the wake of the announcement that Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson would not stand trial for the shooting death of Michael Brown, members of our Networks shared their views on what’s unfolding in Missouri and what it means for us as a nation. Marissa Charlemagne, Campus Network member and

Hospitals are buying private physician practices left and right, and state attorneys general should consider whether such mega-providers violate anti-trust laws. In 2002, only 22 percent of private physician practices were owned by hospitals. Today, this number has climbed to more than 50 percent, and 75 percent of newly hired physicians are entering the workforce

The financialization of the United States economy has distorted our social, economic, and political priorities. Cities and states across the country are forced to cut essential community services because they are trapped in predatory municipal finance deals that cost them millions of dollars every year. Wall Street and other big corporations engaged in a systematic

Public housing creates an opportunity to bring together resources to increase college attainment and success for some of New York City’s neediest students. “We are called to put an end to economic and social inequalities that threaten to unravel the city we love. And so today, we commit to a new progressive direction in New

As the election approaches, a number of close-call races could have disparate impact on women. This piece is the overview in our Election 2014: Women’s Rights in the Balance series. The state-by-state analyses, to be published over the course of Thursday, October 30 and Friday, October 31, can be found here. Pundits have long anticipated

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