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Lantz analyzes direct democracy gains regarding abortion access

Nov 23, 2022
When the U.S. Supreme Court in June 2022 struck down 50 years of abortion access by overturning Roe v. Wade in its Dobbs decision, guaranteeing those rights fell back to individual states. Access battles will continue for years in state...
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Bringing it home: improving tomorrow’s living environments

Nov 22, 2022
Access to quality housing is essential to our well-being and the gateway to resources. Unfortunately, this basic necessity remains out of reach for far too many families, creating an ongoing crisis plaguing millions of Americans. In fact, in 2020,...
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Wolfers on student loans: 'Borrow from your future self"

Nov 18, 2022 CNN
Justin Wolfers, CNN: "I tell my students, 'Go ahead and borrow.' And that might sound like counter-intuitive advice from an economist, but here's how I want you to think about it: Go ahead and borrow money from that part of your life when you're...
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Hanson says GOP may not move beyond Trump

Nov 17, 2022 Detroit Free Press
Jonathan Hanson, Detroit Free Press: "Many Republicans have indicated that it's time to move on from Donald Trump, but Trump clearly will not let that happen. Our politics will continue to be about him. Trump's announcement sets up a potentially...
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Bednar analyzes Michigan Democrats' agenda

Nov 17, 2022 Bridge Michigan
Jenna Bednar, Bridge Michigan: "Our governor's a very pragmatic leader, one who's going to carve out a positive forward-looking but centrist agenda. This isn’t a time for Democrats to say, ‘Oh, it's our turn, and we're going to move (toward) some...
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Wolfers discusses tech layoffs

Nov 17, 2022 Washington Post
Justin Wolfers, Washington Post: "That amounts to about one-third of 1 percent of the total separations in a month. Large numbers of separations are actually the norm in the U.S. economy. I think that there is a tendency for the human brain to look...
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Rabe addresses impact of 2022 election on climate policy

Nov 17, 2022
Following the 2022 election, expert Barry Rabe analyzed what the results mean for the future of climate policy. With a Republican-controlled House, climate policy at the federal level could prove difficult to move forward. "I think you’ll see...
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Greetings from the Dean - The Briefing, November 2022

Nov 17, 2022
Dear friends,  It’s been a wonderful, lively semester at the Ford School. So many of you have offered encouragement and support as I’ve had the honor of serving as interim dean. I’m so grateful! My faculty and staff colleagues have worked hard...
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Bednar on Trump's influence in 2022 election

Nov 16, 2022 The New York Times
Jenna Bednar, The New York Times: "(Trump’s allure) has faded in many states. Even before the election, we saw signs of voter exhaustion with all things Trump. Here in Michigan, in the final weeks of the campaign many Republican candidates...
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Erb-Downward discusses 'hidden homelessness'

Nov 15, 2022 Chalkbeat
Jennifer Erb-Downward, Chalkbeat: "There should be a stronger relationship between homelessness and poverty, and the fact that there’s not supports that there’s under-identification taking place... We, somehow, as a society, have agreed that it is...
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Ali provides insight on school threats

Nov 15, 2022 WXYZ Detroit
Javed Ali, WXYZ Detroit: "In advance of significant anniversaries, especially inside the U.S., we would really raise the security levels. We have to adopt the, ‘See something, Say something’ mantra or model that has become the post-9/11...
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El-Sayed discusses "tripledemic"

Nov 15, 2022 America Dissected
Abdul El-Sayed, America Dissected: "If you talk to any pediatrician, there’s one big thing on their mind, RSV. Short for respiratory syncytial virus, RSV is a common virus that can cause serious illness and even death in young children. And that’s...
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El-Sayed analyzes results of midterms

Nov 15, 2022 Detroit Metro Times
Abdul El-Sayed, Detroit Metro Times: "Democracy was decidedly on the ballot these midterms. Dozens of election deniers were running for seats involving elections administration. Several won, just not in communities where they can influence important...
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Wolfers compares corporate profits and inflation

Nov 15, 2022 NPR
Justin Wolfers, NPR: "Corporations have celebrated higher prices in their earnings calls ever since the history of the earnings call. Blaming inflation on greed is like blaming a plane crash on gravity. Corporations have always tried to raise prices...
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Chamberlin on impact of redistricting in 2022 election

Nov 14, 2022 Sinclair Broadcast Group
John Chamberlin, Sinclair Broadcast Group: "People weren’t used to really having a race. They went on a walk. In the past, when the Republicans [directed redistricting] – and if the Democrats would’ve done it, they would’ve done the same – is to,...
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Stevenson discusses state of inflation

Nov 14, 2022 Bloomberg
Betsey Stevenson, Bloomberg: "I certainly thought what we saw was good news. And it's good news because we're seeing inflation start to slow. And we know we've got a ways to go but, we're seeing things moving in the right direction. The thing that's...
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Stall in student debt relief significant for Detroiters - Hanson

Nov 13, 2022 WXYZ
Jonathan Hanson, WXYZ: “This court decision is really quite significant because it ordered the administration to halt the whole process. For now everyone who’s applied for loan forgiveness has to wait for this process to unfold. Student debt is an...