The declining coal industry in Greene County, Pennsylvania, has changed the economic prospects and lifestyle of the region.
Category: Domestic Policy
Inside the RAICES Fight for Asylees Detained in Texas
Witnessing first-hand how an immigrant-serving organization handled changes in immigration policy— beginning with the zero tolerance policy, family separations, the Matter of A-B, and the relocation of migrant families— exemplified the dynamic pace of the job and the need for resilience of everyone involved.
Young Farmers: Part-Time Farmers, Double-Time Workers
Young farmers are needed. The average farmer in the U.S. is 58 years old and nearing retirement; within the next two decades, two-thirds of the farmland in the U.S. will need to change ownership or it will be at risk for going out of production or being developed.
Health Care and Culture: Lessons from Denmark
If Denmark outperforms the U.S. in terms of access and costs, what is holding back widespread support for an American welfare state health care system?
Koch Money on Campus is More Complicated than You Think
The Charles Koch Foundation outsources its activism to eager college students it knows will advocate for conservative and libertarian views.
Different Strokes: Life on the Eagle Ford
When the oil rigs came to South Texas so did new jobs, and new people with money to spend. When the industry collapsed, so did the jobs and economies that depended on it.
A Health-Centered Proposal for the President-Elect
Decriminalization and health-centered policies represent a novel approach to substance abuse in the United States
The Case for Affirmative Action in Fisher v. UT Austin
Given the virulent discourse concerning minority and ethnic groups this year, disagreements over the role that affirmative action plays in the U.S. will persist.
My Story of Latinx Political Engagement
I am a Latina with an extensive Mexican heritage and family. I’ve heard the insincere, damaging, and ignorant rhetoric directed at my people from our new President-elect. And I have only one thing to say: we demand respect and representation.
Why Did Donald Trump Defend Stop-and-Frisk?
If Donald Trump is really only referring to the “practice” of Terry stops, and not discussing its application, then his proposal to “do stop-and-frisk” is completely meaningless.